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Houseplant Potting 101

Posted on February 15th, 2021

With spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect time of year to consider giving your houseplants plants a little refresh. Give them a fresh start this season with some new soil and maybe even a larger container. So, gather up your plants, a bag of potting mix and let’s get messy! (Your plants will […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on December 21st, 2020

The holiday countdown is on! If you’re on the prowl for easy grab and go gifts for your friends and family, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a few of our favorite last-minute gifts that are sure to be a hit with the gardeners in your life. Shopping has never been easier!   Poinsettia […]

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Holiday Decorating Made Easy

Posted on December 6th, 2020

Here at Van Wilgen’s we want to make your holiday as easy and as 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 […]

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Christmas Tree Varieties

Posted on December 3rd, 2020

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, what kind of Christmas tree is best for me? For many of us, putting up and decorating a Christmas tree is a staple part of the holiday season. Gathering with the family, pulling out boxes of handmade ornaments and finding the perfect branch to put each one on is […]

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The Season is Upon Us

Posted on November 15th, 2020

The holiday season is upon us! We’re excited to kick off our favorite holiday traditions from baking cookies, to decorating for the season. For many of us, nothing says the holidays more than the fragrant smell of a fresh cut tree. Whether you’re a fan of pre-cut trees or you prefer to cut you own, […]

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Putting Your Veggie Garden to Bed

Posted on October 23rd, 2020

It seems as though 2020 has been the year of the vegetable garden. We’ve spoken with so many new and existing gardeners who have gone all out this year, building and planting raised beds, planting in the ground, or pots, and growing virtually any and every vegetable with amazing results. So you’ve had a bountiful […]

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Fall Watering

Posted on October 14th, 2020

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 11th, 2020

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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Is It Too Late To Plant?

Posted on October 10th, 2020

This time of year, we frequently have people wondering if it’s too late to plant. We’re happy to report that fall is a FANTASTIC time to plant! Why? Well, there are a number of reasons. Cool nighttime temperatures, moderate daytime temperatures and warm soil temperatures create favorable conditions that allow for rapid root establishment. Combine this […]

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Decorating with Pumpkins

Posted on September 15th, 2020

Oh my gourd, pumpkins are here! That means it’s time to get decorating for fall! To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to use pumpkins inside and out this season.   Traditional Carving Okay, we can’t have an article about decorating with pumpkins without mentioning pumpkin carving. Carving is […]

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