Posts Tagged "planting"

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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It’s Hard to Believe

Posted on August 25th, 2017

Well, we all made it through one of the rainiest spring and early summer seasons we have ever seen.  Mother Nature was a huge help to us keeping all of our plants wet with minimal hand watering.  With summer now winding down, things are now showing signs of drying out. As we get into the […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

Have you wondered why heirloom tomatoes taste so much better than those conventional ones from the store? Conventional tomatoes have been bred for long shelf life, disease resistance, high yield, and, even for their looks! So whether you say to-may-to or to-mah-to, we’re here to help you choose the perfect heirloom tomato variety for you.  What is […]

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Creating A Cozy Retreat

Posted on April 28th, 2017

Small-scale gardening is a hot topic!  Many great books have been written on the subject and growers are developing more and more dwarf trees and compact shrubs to fit those needs.   Baby boomers are “downsizing” and Millennials are moving into their first homes, creating a growing demand for ornamental and edible plants that fit comfortably […]

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Celebrate Earth Day in the Garden

Posted on April 14th, 2017

Big or small, that patch of earth in your backyard is a part of the planet we live on. Celebrate Earth Day by being kind to it. Like you, all of us at the garden center enjoy digging in the dirt and outdoor living. Here are a few of our favorite ways to “go green” […]

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A Small Piece of Summer

Posted on April 6th, 2017

My wife had a moment of panic last week, she had to dig deep down in our chest freezer to find the very last batch of tomatoes from last year’s garden.  She and I spent hours processing and freezing as many vegetables as we could to use throughout the winter.  It’s a sad moment when […]

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Spring Weather and Spring Bulbs

Posted on March 30th, 2017

For as long as I can remember, there was a thin line between winter weather and spring weather.  A question often asked is, “what’ll happen to my bulbs that have popped?” Good question.  Most spring bulbs, with the exception of tulips, are very hardy and very reliable.  Most come from mountain climates where the weather […]

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Seed Starting 101

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

It’s time to start your seeds.  Most seeds should be started about 6 weeks before our last frost day. In the gardening world, we like to use Mother’s Day as the last frost date. For cold weather crops like peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, and kale you can sow them outside now. We have a […]

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Is it too early to plant?

Posted on March 14th, 2017

This time of year, one of the most popular questions we receive at the garden this time of year is definitely; Is it too early to plant? The general rule of thumb is if you can dig a hole (no frost in the ground), it is ok to plant. The majority of our perennial and […]

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Dig In at Freshtival

Posted on March 10th, 2017

What is a Freshtival? Well, to us it’s a weekend full of fun, food, and planting. It’s how we celebrate our community and the arrival of Spring. Live music, great food, and fun for the whole family.  Just like years past our favorite food trucks will be here all weekend long. Van Wilgen’s greenhouse will be alive […]

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