Posts Tagged "perennials"

What Not to Cut Back This Fall

Posted on September 27th, 2020

Nothing says fall is fully here like realizing that mornings start with a frosty car and cranking the heat to get the windows clear. Unfortunately for your plants, there’s no heater to keep them warm, and right about now, some of your plants are probably looking pretty sad. If you’re like many gardeners, that means […]

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Red White & Blue Blooms

Posted on May 24th, 2020

Show your patriotic colors this year with a fun red, white and blue themed garden or planter. This color combination looks stunning in any sized yard, and with so many different plant options, you’re sure to have a unique space that pops! Below are just a few of our favorite plants in this popular color […]

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Add Color With Creeping Phlox

Posted on April 27th, 2020

Creeping phlox is a great rock garden plant and a great ground cover. It’s a native plant that is deer-resistant and required part to full sun. At Van Wilgen’s, we carry four colors: white, purple, pink, and blue. What I love about this plant is how easy it is to grow. Just use a topsoil […]

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Fall Flower Power

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

As summer comes to an end, rustic autumn colors sweep in as the season’s vibrant blooms begin to fade. Keep your garden looking fresh this year with some fall flowering plants in your space! Utilize plants with late bloom times and apply Bloom Booster to ensure your flowers are reaching maximum potential. Here Aare Our Top […]

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Top 7 Summer Perennials

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Are you looking to expand your perennial gardens with fresh new plants for the summer? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of our Top 7 Summer Perennial Must-Haves to give your garden beautiful season-long color and interest. Perennial Hibiscus – Show-stopping dinner plate-sized blooms in red, pink, white, including varieties that mix each color on every […]

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Aster ‘Purple Dome’

Posted on October 18th, 2018

With the end of summer’s heat comes the beginning of fall’s color.  I love asters and fall brings lots of them.  A favorite of mine is Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome.’  Nova-angliae is botanical Latin for New England where this aster is most happy. The flowers are a clear rosy-purple and the foliage is a healthy […]

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Plants to Prune right now!

Posted on June 28th, 2018

Fourth of July is often used as a marker for pruning some shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Knowing when to prune is an important step in keeping your plants healthy and thriving. Now is the perfect time to  prune the following : Evergreen trees and shrubs Rhododendron Azalea Weigela Viburnum Forsythia Lilacs Spiraea Andromeda Privet Mock […]

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Three Perennials to Attract Butterflies

Posted on June 14th, 2018

Butterflies are creatures of habit.  Once they emerge from their cocoons, they immediately look forblooms to supply them with nectar.  All butterflies prefer sunny open spaces, like meadows and prairies.  Likewise, some of the most popular butterfly plants are meadow and prairie natives. The most popular butterfly plant is Asclepias, the family of butterfly weeds […]

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Bloom Time!

Posted on June 7th, 2018

The perennial department at Van Wilgen’s lives at an interesting crossroads. We watch as the nursery yard fills up with evergreen interest, and the Greenhouse loads up on pansies, and we poke and prod our plants, waiting for the day that they too might be in bloom. Then the evergreen gives way to the spring […]

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Companion plants for hydrangeas

Posted on May 25th, 2018

There’s no doubt that hydrangeas can hold their own in the garden. With big colorful blooms and beautiful green foliage, summer’s favorite flower makes a bold statement in any garden. But, why not pair them with delicate foliage, bold flowers, or subtle ornamental grasses for more variety? If you’re looking for ways to make your […]

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