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The Season is Upon Us

Posted on November 18th, 2019

The season is upon us.  The time for families to find the perfect Christmas tree.  If you’re like me, memories of what seemed like endless searching at multiple tree farms springs to mind.  And of course, once the search ended, then the real work would begin, as we would hike over hills of trees and made […]

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Special Soils for Special Plants

Posted on November 11th, 2019

The seasons have officially changed. With that it’s time to start thinking about some new homes for all those house plants that have made their home outside for the summer. As you bring each plant in it’s a good time to clean up your plant babies, check their roots and repot if necessary. Depending on […]

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Paper Whites 101

Posted on October 28th, 2019

Growing Paper Whites is fun, festive and super easy! An elegant addition to the Thanksgiving table, a charming companion to Poinsettias for the holidays or just a bright spot of sunshine to liven up those long gray winter days! Narcissus tazetta is a fragrant flowering bulb related to Daffodils that does not require several weeks […]

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Fall Watering

Posted on October 14th, 2019

Well we all made it through another rainy spring and summer. Mother Nature was a huge help in keeping all of our plants wet with minimal hand watering.  With summer now winding down things are now showing signs of drying out. As we get into the fall planting season make sure that all your plants are properly watered […]

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Why Are My Evergreens Dying?

Posted on October 7th, 2019

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, “Why are my pines turning yellow? Are they sick?” Thankfully, the answer is “no”. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer, and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. This is most apparent […]

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Fruit Bearing Fall Interest

Posted on September 30th, 2019

  Lots of people love fall for the bright colored leaves of their trees and shrubs. But did you know you can also add fall color to your landscape with fruit-bearing plants? These trees and shrubs add a burst of color, feed the birds and add visual interest through the fall (and into the winter). What’s not […]

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Autumn Joy

Posted on September 23rd, 2019

What’s your autumn joy? Everyone’s idea of what the autumn season brings is very different. To some, it’s pumpkin lattes and cozy warm sweaters. For others it’s fair time and apple picking. For me, it’s just the beginning of the decorating season. So, bring on your autumn joy and let the decorating begin. Let’s say goodbye to summer […]

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Is It Too Late To Plant?

Posted on September 13th, 2019

One of most commonly asked questions this time of year is, “Is it too late to plant?” Thankfully, the answer is a resounding “No!” We keep bringing in fresh plant material EVERY WEEK! Fall is a fantastic time to plant for a number of reasons. Cool nighttime temperatures, moderate daytime temperatures and warm soil temperatures […]

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Pet Friendly Plants

Posted on September 9th, 2019

Are you a proud pet parent? You may be hesitant to introduce houseplants into your home, especially if your pet is prone to eating things they shouldn’t. Keep your furry friends protected with these pet safe plants: Boston ferns Ponytail palms Hoya plants Button ferns Prayer plants Rex begonias Burros tail African violets Parlor/bella palms Bamboo […]

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Easy Care Low Light Houseplants

Posted on September 9th, 2019

Do you have a dark corner of your home that just doesn’t seem to get enough light for plants to thrive? Don’t give up! We have lots of easy care houseplants that love low light. we have lots of options available at the garden center, but here’s a few of our favorites: Dracaena Snake plants Bromelaids Pothos […]

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