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March 2016
Issue 53
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

Are you worried about the upcoming cooler temperatures?

Wondering what you can do gardening-wise during this inclement weather?

Check out this issue for hints on protecting your plants and information on our fun filled spring sneak peak.

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

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain
Featured Plant
Pieris 'Katsura'

Beautiful evergreen shrub boasts pink buds opening to white bell flowers in the spring. Brighten up a shady, sheltered spot with this showstopper. 
3 gallon - $39.99
Garden Joke
What is an ant?
Scroll down to bottom of email for answer.
March Full Moon
By Gregory H. Revera - Own work
March's full moon is known as the "Full Worm Moon" along with the "Sap Moon"

It marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of the maple trees begins.

Early settlers also considered it the last full Moon of Winter.
Fresh Off The Truck
Weeping Corkscrew 'Snow Fountain' Cherry

Beautiful blooms of white in Spring make this unique tree absolutely stunning in the home landscape.
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

March Hours:
Monday - Saturday:

9 am - 6 pm
11 am - 6 pm
Closed Easter
Garden Joke Answer
A hard-working bug that still finds time to go to lots of picnics.
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We are a family owned and operated garden center specializing in plants that thrive in Central Ohio

For more information about our store please
Visit Our Website
Protect Your Plants
When temperatures drop below freezing protect new lush growth and blooms with remay or sheets. Do Not Use plastic as this draws cold temperatures to the plant.
Carefully cover in evening and remove during the warmer, sunnier days for best results.
Pruning Perennials
Now is the time to trim back perennials in your garden.

Grasses: Trim 4-6 Inches above the ground so that the fresh new growth can grow up through them.

Butterfly Bush: Depending on harsh the winter, butterfly bush may come back on old wood. If this is the case, you can prune out any dead limbs and leave the rest alone. You will have a bigger plant to start the season with. If you prefer to start with a smaller plant. Trim to 4-6 inches from the ground.

Rose Mallow (Perennial Hibiscus): Perennial hibiscus are late dormancy breakers. Sometimes not breaking dormancy until the end of May. They do not come back on old wood so trim old canes back to 3-4 Inches from the ground.

Garden Mum: If you tried to keep your garden mums over winter. Remove mulch from around the base of the plant. Look for new growth towards the base and then trim down to that new growth. Please note: some varieties such as the Igloo series are hardier than others.

Clematis: Pruning depends on what type of clematis you have.
Pruning Group A:
After Bloom
Species that bloom in early spring
Don't prune until after the flowers are finished. Flower buds form on previous year growth, so pruning before they flower means no flowers that year.

Pruning Group B:
Before Bloom
Species that bloom in late spring/early summer
In spring, cut back to a set of live buds, about a third down from the top.

Pruning Group C:
Cut back hard
Species that bloom in summer/early fall
In early spring, cut every stem to 12 to 18 inches or so.
Upcoming Events
Spring Sneak Peak
March 18th, 19th & 20th
Join us for a fun weekend of beautiful flowers and fun activities as we celebrate the first day of Spring.
  • Free Potted Plant to the first 100 guests each day!
  • 11 am - 3 pm: Local Artisans (Listed Below)

    Fri & Sat: 9-3: Sun: 11 - 3: King’s Kastle Kreations: Homemade Donuts

    11-3 Mud Creek Alchemy: Soaps
    11-3 Sugar Street Farms: Jams, Jellies, Various
    11-3 The Pie Pan: Cookies, Pies
    11-3 Wildflower Products: Jams, Jellies, Honey, Various
    11-3 Your Inspiration at Home: Oils, Spices
    11-3 The Crazy Kernel Kettle Corn Company: Kettle Corn

    Sat Only:
    11-3 Brasseur’s Botanicals: Natural Products, Maple Syrup
    10:30-12:30: Girl Scout Troop 1601: Girl Scout Cookies

    11-3 Bethany Stanley, LMT: Free Five Minute Massage

  • 12 pm - 2 pm: Free Lunch (Hot dogs & Chips)
  • Door Prizes
Wilson University
Classes are limited to 15 guests. Please register in advance. Payment is due at time of registration. Classes can be paid for online, over the phone, or in store.
Attend 5 or more classes to earn your Wilson University Diploma and a $25 Wilson Gift Card.
Friday:1:00 pm:
Timber Succulent Planter
(8 Spots Left)
Have you admired our fallen timber planter full of savvy succulents in the front parking lot? Take home your own mini version that's sure to turn heads and stop traffic after completing this workshop.
Friday, 2:30 pm:
Rose Care 101
(4 Spots Left)
Having difficulty growing stunning roses? Join us for everything you need to know about growing beautiful roses (and more) in Ohio. Varieties, pruning and spraying will be discussed. Come with your questions and leave with the knowledge for success!
Friday, 4:00 pm:
Cool Weather Color Splash Workshop
(10 Spots Left)

Ready for a burst of color and can't wait til our frost free date? Kick off Spring by planting a patio container full of cool weather blooming beauties. These cold hardy annuals will get you back into the gardening swing of things and brighten your porch, patio or entry. Welcome Spring!
Saturday, 1:00 pm:
  Home Orchard Basics:112
(3 Spots Left)

Want to know where your produce comes from and what might be on it? Join us for this introductory class on starting your own orchard. Topics covered include pollination requirements, insect and disease management, and basic pruning needs.
Saturday, 2:30 pm:
Veggie Vessel: 310

(7 Spots Left)
Delight your family and friends by serving freshly picked veggies that you have grown yourself! Children and adults alike will enjoy plucking their own healthy snake from this compact, easy to grow container. We'll help you succeed with sowing seeds that are perfect for a spring veggie patio planter.
Saturday, 4:00 pm:
Hanging Globe Terrarium Workshop:II

Create a self-supporting, small-scale ecosystem in this fun, informal class. These hanging terrariums are easy to assemble and require little attention or maintenance. All you need to do is sit back and watch it grow!
Sunday, 1:00 pm:
Landscaping Your Home: An Introduction

(3 Spots Left)
After participating in this class you will have gained basic landscape knowledge, simple design techniques and plant selection for various sites. If you are a beginner and want to try your hand at sprucing up the outside of your home, this class will get you off to a great start! ** Please schedule a quick sketch appointment for another time if you are in need of one on one advice.
Sunday, 2:30 pm:
Parent & Peanut (Child): Hanging Basket Workshop ($49.99)
(13 Spots Left)

Come by yourself, or bring a child or garndchild to help plant a beautiful 12" Moss hanging basket. We will nurture your basket in the greenhouse until its ready to go outside, and you can monitor its growth via our e-newsletter or Facebook. Better yet, come in and visit it!
Please note this was just planted so plants are small, but will grow to be beautiful and full.
Sunday, 4:00 pm:

Out of room to plow? Create a scrumptious herb bowl providing your fix of tasty, fragrant plants. We will help you select and explain their care, so that they can be enjoyed wherever you have room for a container!
Explore Ohio
Arboretums, gardens and conservatories are a great way to escape from the city, unwind and enjoy all that nature has to offer.  Get inspired by these beautiful places. Each newsletter I will feature a different place in Ohio for you to check out. Take the family and have fun.

P.S. Don't forget to share some pictures with us.
Inniswood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
940 S Hempstead Rd
Westerville, OH. 43081

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