Posts Tagged "roses"

Rose Care 101

Posted on April 25th, 2021

Out in the yard, roses are starting to arrive and are ready for planting! We’ve been getting lots of questions from you all, asking about rose care, and we’re here to help! Roses often get a bad reputation as being tricky, but they’re often much simpler than you’d think. The most important thing with roses is […]

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Spring Checklist

Posted on February 17th, 2020

Spring is the busiest time in your garden, and it can be easy to miss some important tasks that you’ll kick yourself for later. But good news! This spring checklist is customized for you—gardening in the New England climate—and it’s what we follow to keep our own gardens in tip-top shape to enjoy for months to […]

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Easy Rose TLC Tips

Posted on May 18th, 2019

Roses need a little TLC.  I know Van Wilgen’s gardeners are dedicated to giving their plants the very best care and we at Van Wilgen’s are here to help.  Let’s start at the very beginning, from the day you bring your new, thorny family member home from Van Wilgen’s.  Everyone works hard to keep our […]

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Knockout Roses: Still the Undisputed Champ

Posted on July 14th, 2018

The Knockout family of roses was introduced in the early 2000’s by Star roses and has since become a staple of sunny borders across the country. These plants were bred to simplify rose gardening. And, wow what a success! The traditional rose “rule book” was completely thrown out of the window with the introduction of […]

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Fall – To Prune or not to Prune?

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Winter is coming- not just for Game of Thrones, but for your garden too. And like many people at the first sign of cold, you’re off and ready to prepare for the worst of it- raking, mulching, composting, and of course, pruning, right? Well, hold on just a second.  While cutting back your perennials after […]

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Stop and Smell the Roses

Posted on August 18th, 2017

Do you love roses but are stuck with limited space? Is your rose collection growing faster than your raised beds? Container roses are a great solution for gardeners short on space or those who want the freedom to move their roses around. They give you the option of having roses wherever you want them. So whether you […]

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Knockout Summer Color

Posted on May 24th, 2017

Customers routinely ask me for something that blooms all summer long with low maintenance.  I usually push colorful annuals or long-blooming perennials.  But what to suggest to folks who want to plant something and walk away?  I suggest my “go-to plant” for full sun:  the Knockout series of roses!  Eyes go wide when I suggest […]

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