Posts Tagged "spring"

Spring Checklist

Posted on April 16th, 2019

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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Top Eight Early Spring Perennials

Posted on April 5th, 2018

This time of  year we are all itching to get in the garden. All it takes is a few warm days, some sunshine and we are all ready to dig in the dirt.  At the garden center we get asked all the time, what can I plant now? There are many choices for early spring perennials, […]

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PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Posted on May 11th, 2017

(WARM WEATHER & SUNSHINE ARE ON THEIR WAY) “Is it really spring?”  This is the question most of us have been asking ourselves and others.  “Yes, it is spring, folks!”  I know the cool temperatures and the cloudy skies have been putting a gray cloak over spring this year but don’t despair.  Let’s look on […]

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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 an Heirloom […]

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Greetings from the Garden Marts

Posted on April 13th, 2017

Greetings everyone, Well, it finally seems as though old man winter has slowly unfurled his long, icy fingers to usher in another beautiful Spring here at Van Wilgen’s!  With temperatures rising and the sun shining, we are all anxious to get out into our yards and get our hands a little dirty in the garden. […]

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TOP SEEDS TO SOW IN SPRING

Posted on April 7th, 2017

It’s our favorite time of year again, spring is here! This marks the start of prime time gardening season as the weather begins to warm up. Now’s the perfect time to put on some gardening gloves and repot indoor plants or start fresh with new seeds outdoors. Either way, March & April is the time to get […]

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Tips for Seeding your Lawn

Posted on April 6th, 2017

DO NOT SET YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE (TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GRASS SEEDING OF A SMALL SECTION OF LAWN) Do not take on more than you can handle.  Most of us have very busy schedules.  Those little things like work and kids tend to get in the way of having a “perfect lawn”.  Who’d a thunk?!  […]

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FRUITING BEAUTIES

Posted on March 31st, 2017

(Fruit Tree Care) Don’t you want your family and friends to look at your fruit trees this year and exclaim, “What a fruiting beauty?! Don’t you want to share your bountiful harvest of peaches, apples, and plums with those you love?  I am assuming your answer is a hardy “Yes!”  Okay then, let’s make this […]

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Are my Hydrangeas Dead?

Posted on March 31st, 2017

What will happen with my Hydrangeas this season!  That has been the most asked question at the garden center recently.  My advice to all…don’t panic.  With the recent up and down weather temperatures experienced over the past few weeks some plants may show affects from it. However it is too soon to tell. The good […]

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Spring is in the Air!

Posted on March 24th, 2017

March sure came in like a lion this year. But I think we are all ready for it to go out like a lamb, right? As we get closer to April we all have spring on our mind. There is nothing like the smell and colors of the spring season. Our greenhouse is filled with just that. […]

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