Pretty in Pink

Everything’s pretty in pink!

Our flock of flamingos will grow as pink week gets into full swing this week, June 12th thru the 18th.

By now many of you know how important this week is to us here at Van Wilgen’s. Over the past few years with the help of all of you, we have given a check to Smillow cancer hospital, from the sales of the pink flamingos we sell here at the store. They are $10 dollars each and the whole $10 goes to Smillow.

Every year our check has been bigger than the year before. Let’s do it again!

We will also be donating an extra $1 for every pink plant that is bought this week. There will be a display of pink plants in trees and shrubs, perennials, and annuals.

Here are a few of our favorite annual pink picks.

  • Guara belleza dark pink- Great thriller plant for your sun-loving containers, dark foliage with wispy bright pink flowers, sometimes looks like butterflies fluttering around the wind.
  • Sofie cascade ivy pink geranium- One of our favorite ivy geraniums. This is a delicate-looking full sun plant that adds a punch of color to the planting you are doing around your home or business. Last year our baskets were blooming well into November!
  • Lantana pink- Another sun-loving plant. I would use this plant as a filler. As with all lantana, this customer favorite is made up of large clusters of flowers, that fill out and make quite a statement with a nice show of color. Lantana pink starts out with a little bit of yellow that slowly turns pink making for a lovely two-toned cluster of flowers.
  • Petunias- we have two favorites 1) is Bermuda beach Supertunia, 2) Bubble gum supertunia. The one you have seen along the road of our property is of course Bubble Gum, So I guess you can say that is by far the favorite.

Now for those of you that need some part sun picks.

  • New Guinea impatiens- This year we have so many pink variations for you to choose from. Nothing like new guinea impatiens to brighten up your partially shaded areas. Big beautiful bold colors.
  • Dragon wing begonias- This partial shade plant has quickly become a customer favorite over the last few years. Grows quickly and makes a great statement. Our hanging baskets have been known to triple in size by the end of the summer and into the fall.

Stop by and help out a great cause, and paint your garden pink.

Everything’s pretty in pink!