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Van Wilgen's Is the Readers' Choice for Buying Plants and Flowers

North Branford Patch readers are thinking spring and have picked Van Wilgen's as the best place to get plants and flowers.

not only proved that spring is on everyone's minds with more than 250 votes being tallied, but also that there are plenty of great places in town to get your plants and flowers.

Country Farms took off in the polls, holding the lead for much of the week, ending with 116 votes (percent). and were neck and neck as far as votes went with Natureworks earning 44 votes and Van Wilgen's with a late rally for 88 votes. also tallied 3 votes, while had one.

With the winner based on both votes and reviews, Van Wilgen's was named this week's Readers' Choice winner, but the comments showed that those with a green thumb spread their love to the different businesses in town. Here's a sampling: 

 had great things to say about DeFrancesco Farm including, "...They are very friendly and have great fruits and veggies in the summer. We are so lucky to have them in our town!"

 loves Natureworks because "...hey have plants you don't see at other places and they have classes and events! If you have questions they answer them. They're friendly and I enjoy going there!..." 

 loves that Van Wilgen's categorizes their flowers and plants because "...It makes it so much easier to find what I am looking for. In addtion, a trip to their greenhouse in the middle of winter makes the winter blues disappear - at least for a while!"

Natureworks holds a five-star rating with glowing reviews.  says, "...It is worth the drive from anywhere!" and  adds, "Fantastic selection of perennials ,shrubs,small trees, ground covers and vegetables and fruit plants...The most knowledgeable garden center in regard to organic practices."

While this week's poll may be closed, you can still  in our Patch Places directory at any time. Want to know what local businesses have earned already spot in the North Branford Readers’ Choice hall of fame? Check out past winners now.

LORI VOGT May 10, 2012 at 09:11 PM
I took a few days off of work during the kids' April vacation to clean up my gardens and get them ready. My tip for new plantings: for planting bulbs and the smaller sized potted annuals & perennials, use an auger made to fit into hand held drills. It's neat, fast, and much easier on the back and knees!
LORI VOGT May 10, 2012 at 09:12 PM
By the way , I'm looking for magenta/purple cranesbill geraniums in quart or smaller size pots. Does anyone know where I could find them? I've only found 1 gal size at Van Wilgens.

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