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January 2016
Issue 49
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

Old Man Winter has finally made his appearance and our first significant snow has finally come. My daughter was ecstatic yesterday when she found out that she had a snow day. She spent part of the morning helping me shovel snow at the garden center and then headed over to Mama and Papa's house to play board games.
When we got home last night after picking her up, she was pestering me for her $20 she said she earned shoveling. She must be including inflation because I swear I told her $5.

Just think, Spring is right around the corner, 66 days away to be exact. What better time to start looking at flowers than during the dull days of winter. Check out below for five frost resistant annuals you can use in your garden this spring.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. As always, have a great-gardening day.

Plant carrots in January and you'll never have to eat carrots. ~Author Unknown
New shipment of Bonsai House Plants Now In Stock!
Garden Joke
What did the doctor remove from her salad?
Scroll down to bottom of email for answer.
What's Bugging?
Check your evergreens for Bagworms!

Bagworms look like small pine cones and many people do not realize they have them until they see the damage.

The easiest and best way to get rid of them is to hand pick the cocoon off of the tree or shrub and toss them into the trash. (Do not toss onto ground).

Insecticides can only be used in the larval stage which usually occurs at the end of June or around the time Japanese Lilac Tree's are in bloom. Any other time and the insecticide may not work. We recommend using Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew.

Bagworms prefer juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine, and cedar but also can live on other trees and shrubs, including deciduous.

Heavy infestations over several years, especially when coupled with other stresses, can lead to plant death.

For more information about bagworms:
visit http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2149.pdf
New For You
Stone Turtles

Add interest to your garden with these adorable stone turtles. Tuck in between flowers or even perched on the side of a pond.

2 Inch - $6.99
4 Inch - $16.99
6 Inch - $24.99
10 Inch - $49
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

Winter Hours:
Monday - Saturday:

9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday
Garden Joke Answer
Kidney beans!
Wilson App
The Wilson’s Garden Center app is designed to help you have more fun in the garden and at our garden center.

Each time you visit the garden center your purchase will be validated at the register and you’ll receive another ‘punch’.

After 5 punches you’ll earn a reward. Click on the rewards tab and you’ll see all the rewards you’ve earned and all those you are eligible for.

Use our handy links to access our app on the Apple iTunes store and Google Play (for Android devices). Just follow the prompts to download, activate and enjoy the app.

Our app works on all Apple iPhones, iPads, iPad minis as well as Android Smart phones and tablets.
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Garden Terms
Annual - A plant that grows, flowers, produces seed all in one season, and then does not survive the winter.  It must be planted each year.  Many plants we call annual may be perennial in warmer locations.

Perennial - Plants that are cold hardy and will return again each spring.  Some will flower the first year they are planted and some will need to mature before flowering.  Some perennials are very long lived and others will survive only a few years.

Biennial - “Bi-” means “two,” so as you can probably guess, a biennial generally completes its life cycle in two years. True biennials are vegetative in their first year of growth (meaning they don’t flower). That’s when they store lots of energy in their root systems. In the second year, they use up all this energy to flower and set seed.flower). That’s when they store lots of energy in their root systems. In the second year, they use up all this energy to flower and set seed.
Five Frost Tolerant Annuals
Frost tolerant annuals are those that can be planted before the danger of all frost has passed. They can take a light frost with little to no damage, but not an extended freeze.

Plant these plants two to three weeks before the last frost date (May 15th) for beautiful spring color.

(Available In Spring)
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Alyssum 'Crystal Clear Purple Shades'

The enchanting flowers of Alyssum brighten any garden with its sweet fragrance.

Place in a container on your patio or balcony and delight your senses every time you walk outside. 

In the "dog days of summer"  it benefits from having light shade in the afternoon.

Flower Meaning:
Grace, playfulness and wonder
"worth beyond beauty" "
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Pansy 'Matrix Purple'

Though we call them "Pansies" they are anything, but wimpy. These cute flowers are one the most cold tolerant plants in our area, often blooming well into November and December (depending on how cold).

Add color to planters, flower beds, and hanging baskets. 

Flower Meaning:

Red and violet mean passion, yellow means having a bright disposition or happiness, blue equals calmness and trustworthiness, pink denotes innocence, orange is a welcoming warm color, but the color white means "lets take a chance."
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Snapdragon ' Snapshot Yellow'

Snapdragons get their name from their unique flowers which looks like a dragons mouth opening and closing when pinched on the sides.

Work well in kids gardens and cut flower gardens.

Flower Meaning:
A snapdragon means grace and, due to its growth in rocky areas, strength.

However, it can also symbolize deviousness.
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Nemesia 'Opal Innocence'

A charming cool-season annual with pretty little snapdragon shaped flowers.

Nemesia loves cooler weather and is another flower that benefits from part shade in the summer heat.

Flower Meaning:
Nemesia has no flower meaning, but does have meaning for baby names.

Boy Name: punishment of the gods
Girl name: she who administers justice
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Diascia 'Darla Orange'

Also, called Twinspur Diascia is related to Snapdragons and Nemesia.

It is quickly becoming a favorite plant, especially for containers and hanging baskets where its delicate flowers can drape over the sides.

Flower Meaning:

Diascia does not have a flowering meaning, but the word is derived from the Greek di = two and askos = bag, pouch or sack.
Explore Ohio
 What better way to immerse yourself in gardening than by visiting Gardens, Arboretums, and Conservatories around Ohio. Get inspired by these beautiful places. Each newsletter I will feature a different place for you to check out. Take the family and have fun.
"Chadwick Arboretum1" by The original uploader was Analogue Kid at English Wikipedia
Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
2001 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
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