Posts Tagged "landscaping"

Living Fences make for Great Neighbors

Posted on April 30th, 2018

If you are like I am I love noticing the landscapes of houses and neighborhoods as I’m driving around town.  I like to see what people have done but not only give thought to the potential that many homes have for fresh landscape projects. This spring I see many neighbors are going to have landscape […]

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Small Space Trees

Posted on April 22nd, 2018

On any given day you can visit the garden center and overhear customers asking for ‘’dwarf” plants.  Usually, when the term dwarf comes to mind we think of small shrubs and flowering plants.  Well, surprisingly those aren’t the only dwarf plants we offer at the garden center.  We have a great selection of dwarf trees!  […]

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Van Wilgen’s Planting Guide

Posted on April 18th, 2018

How to plant has always been a frequently asked question at the garden center.  What do I do if my plant is in a pot…How do I plant a burlap tree?  Does the basket stay on or do I take it off?  These are all questions we will cover in this Planting Guide. Regardless of […]

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Salt, Sun, Snow, Wind, and Animals!

Posted on December 6th, 2017

WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON? (How to protect our plants in winter) The Winter Warlock is coming soon.  With him, he brings salt, sun, wind, snow, and animals.  This does not sound too bad, does it?!  Hmmm.  Let’s think about this.  Salt, delicious in our food.  Sun, great for supplying us with Vitamin […]

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Live Christmas Tree Planting

Posted on November 15th, 2017

The holidays are upon us, and nothing brings that festive spirit out more than getting your Christmas tree. For many families, this means gathering up the family and traveling to cut a tree down. But for others, this means going to a nursery to pick out a live tree. While it may seem intimidating at […]

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Don’t let the mouse run up the clock!

Posted on November 1st, 2017

(KEEPING RODENTS UNDER CONTROL FOR THE WINTER) Hickory Dickory Dock, don’t let those mice run up the clock or anywhere else in your house for that matter.  As it gets cold; mice, squirrels, chipmunks, and rodents get desperate.  They start running around like “three blind mice” foraging for food and looking for warm and cozy […]

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Plants for Winter Interest

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Have you ever thought about the beauty a plant can add to a snowy landscape? Here at Van Wilgen’s we have a variety of options if you are looking for a way to add color and interest to your winter landscape.  Our favorites all offer an unexpected plant feature for winter, bright berries, colorful or […]

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Backyard Makeover Part III

Posted on November 1st, 2017

It’s been a busy season.  The summer has flown by and like many people I spent far less time in my garden than I would have liked.  Fortunately, the fall weather has been fantastic for planting and I am still taking advantage of it! My second tree is finally in the ground and I think […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted on October 30th, 2017

Winter is Coming… and that is not just for all you Game of Thrones fans.  It is that time of year and the veggie growing season is drawing to a close. Fortunately, we do not have to prepare for The Night King or his army of White Walkers heading from the north but it is […]

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Thanks Dad for the Summer veggies

Posted on October 26th, 2017

(Tucking your veggie garden in for the winter) Thanks to my Dad and his wonderful veggie garden, we had delicious, fresh veggies all summer long.  My daughter and I really miss the fresh tomatoes but we will enjoy his homemade tomato sauce this winter.  To reciprocate, I am bringing home a little goody bag from […]

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