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Top 5 Festive Houseplants

Posted on December 16th, 2019

Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re still on the prowl for plants to decorate with or give as gifts, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite festive houseplants just in time for this holiday season. •Stephanotis (Jasmine) – this is an outstanding plant any time of the season. It has beautiful white […]

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Giftcard Kits

Posted on December 9th, 2019

We know holiday gift shopping can be tiring. If time is tight, you might see gift cards as an attractive go-to option. But if you’re looking for something a little more meaningful, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering a few pre-assembled gift card options for the gardener or plant lover in your life. Make shopping […]

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2019 Gift Ideas

Posted on December 9th, 2019

Each year we gather a few of our favorite things together in an effort to help you find your loved ones the perfect gift! This year our list includes: A unique custom basket for the person who loves to decorate for the holidays. A locally made, soy, wood-wick candle with pine needles to make any home smell […]

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Posted on December 2nd, 2019

Here at Van Wilgen’s we want to make your holiday as easy and stress free as possible. Unlike other Tree Farms and Garden centers, we offer a range of services to make your holiday worry free so you can focus on enjoying the holiday! Hands on Tree Service We’ll help you cut, bail, and tie your perfect tree to your car for […]

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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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