Posts Tagged "perennials"

Proven Winners Pollinator Kit

Posted on May 10th, 2018

All of us at Van Wilgen’s and Proven Winners know one thing for sure, a better garden starts with a better plant. Healthy plants with strong root systems are the hallmark of a PW plant,  and we know strong roots = strong plants. This week we will be showcasing Proven Winners plants in every part […]

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Top 5 Ornamental Grasses

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Let’s face facts- there are way too many great ornamental grasses to hope to limit yourself to one type. Panicum, bluestems, miscanthus, Pennisetum- the list goes on and on. But after you’ve gone crazy and put sixteen of every type in your yard, how the heck do you tell them apart? It’s actually easier than […]

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Help Pollinators survive the Winter

Posted on October 5th, 2017

October has arrived and with it comes fall flavors. Pumpkin spice pops up practically wherever you go. And there’s nothing like a freshly picked apple or glass of apple cider. Pollinators know it‘s fall too and they could use some help from your garden. This time of year is known as nectar flow, where many major […]

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Our Top Fall Flowers & Fruit

Posted on September 21st, 2017

It’s always a good day for the team when we can take a minute to talk about some of our favorite plants. Fall is a fantastic time to plant, and an event better time to admire the landscape. We put pen to paper and came up with a baker’s dozen of our favorite Autumn Flowers […]

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Grasses: to cut back or not to cut back?

Posted on September 20th, 2017

As we get into late fall, many gardeners instinctively begin to clean up their gardens. Perennials get cut back, weeds get pulled or sprayed, and roses get mulched in. For these classic garden staples, fall care is often quick, fun, and devoid of thought. Grasses, however, do not share the same instinctive nature. Many customers […]

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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Posted on July 1st, 2017

With the recent extended period of dry weather, I thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight some of our Van Wilgen Grown, drought-tolerant perennials. While during the planting period these plants require water, one established these plants can survive on minimal supplemental water. English Lavender -Lavender is a great drought perennial. It really […]

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3 Ways to Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

National Pollinator Week is a time to give bees, birds, and bats a little recognition. Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, play a big part in getting our gardens to grow. Honeybees are directly responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat. They help fertilize flowers, carrying pollen from one plant to another in […]

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Coreopsis ‘Lil Bang’

Posted on May 19th, 2017

It takes a lot to get our experienced group of plant nerds excited about a new plant. When you spend as much time living, breathing, and handling plant material as us, you rarely get your socks knocked off. Last year, we planted Lil’ Bang Daybreak coreopsis, and man, did we fall in love. We planted […]

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Proven Winners

Posted on May 11th, 2017

      All of us at Van Wilgen’s and Proven Winners know one thing for sure, a better garden starts with a better plant. Healthy plants with strong root systems are the hallmark of a PW plant,  and we know strong roots = strong plants. This week we will be showcasing Proven Winners plants in […]

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Peonies are Garden Classics!

Posted on April 28th, 2017

Peonies are garden classics!  They’ve earned their classic status with their easy care and their incredible longevity.  To get them to be spectacular and long-lived, follow a few easy steps. Skip the big spring fertilizing, your peonies were busy building roots last fall.  Adding a granulated, bulb fertilizer like Bulb-tone lightly around the base of […]

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