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 with the fact that most plants are now finishing their top growth for the season, it allows the root system to take advantage of all the hard work your plant did during the growing season. You can certainly help your plant get ready for winter by planting with Van Wilgen’s Jump Start and amending the soil with Van Wilgen’s Premium Planting Mix. You’ll also want to make sure you water your new plant every three days if mother nature doesn’t help you out. We are never quite sure what she is up to these days.
You can still find plenty of fresh plant material here at the Garden Center that’s waiting to be put into the ground! Plant them now, and they’ll have a head start come spring!
Have questions? We’re here to help! Stop by and we can answer your questions and give you additional planting advice to ensure your plants thrive in your garden.
We’re just a couple of days away from the official start of fall which has us looking forward to Autumn colors, decorating our front porches with pumpkins, cornstalks, and mums, and all of the fun fairs and activities that the new season has to offer.
With everything going on, it can be easy to forget about your garden, but good news! We have an updated, easy fall checklist you can reference throughout the season to make sure your yard is in its best shape before winter hits.
Be sure to stop by Van Wilgen’s for all the plants and supplies you need. We’re here to help!
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 and decorate with the warm colors of fall and create an entrance-making your guest feel cozy even before they enter your home.
The perfect outdoor look for most is the cornstalk framed door with decorative mum planters and lots of pumpkins and gourds. We can add to that by thinking outside the box a little and using things in different ways.
- Let’s use those empty summer urns and create a pumpkin stack, add some ivy or faux leaves.
- Take those macramé hangers and instead of putting pots in them put pumpkins or mums in them. They’re stunning hanging from the front of your house!
- Create a custom container or have us do it for you using colorful houseplants, such as croton with all your fall favorites and mum buddies.
Now that you’ve lead your guest inside, here are of few of the Van Wilgen employees’ favorite choices to help you decorate:
- Ceramic pumpkins
- Fall wreaths
- Festive seasonal pillows
- Gorgeous glass pumpkins (that light up)
- And plenty of autumn swags and flowers to create the perfect décor to warm your home and your heart.
Autumn Joy = All of these things.
Let us help you create your own personal autumn joy.