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May 2016
Issue 56
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

The frost date has passed and the weather for the future looks warm for planting. All annuals and vegetables can now be planted. It is not too late to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, fruits and roses.

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

Fresh Off The Truck
'Shining Sensations' Weigela

Shining Sensation is a blooming machine, with pink funnel-shaped flowers that bloom in May and June and intermittently again through summer. Shiny, burgundy foliage appears as though it has been polished and contrasts nicely with the pink flowers.

5- 6 Feet Tall
2-4 Feet Wide
Did You Know?
In the 1700's Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous and were called "poison apple".

Up until the late 1800's tomatoes were grown for ornamental purposes in gardens rather than for eating.

Today more than one and a half billion tons of tomatoes are produced commercially every year.

There are over 7,500 varieties of tomatoes. The 68 varieties we carry here seems like only a drop in the bucket.
Weekly Sale
 Free Supremo Tomato Plant with purchase

While Supplies Last!
Sale Ends May 22, 2016
New For 2016!
'Monarch Promise'
Butterfly Weed

Your butterflies will dance and bees will buzz over this new Butterfly weed.

Features showy fragrant orange and red flowers with variegated foliage.

A very important food source for Monarch butterflies.

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Newark, Ohio. 43055

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 Three Sisters
Companion planting has been used for many centuries by the Native American Indians. When the Pilgrims came over in the Mayflower the Native Americans taught the settlers the "Three Sisters" which helped them survive in the new world.

The three sisters consists of the following:

Corn - (Carbohydrates) Offers the beans support.

Pole Beans - (Protein) Provides nitrogen to the soil for the following year.

Squash or Pumpkins -  (High in Vitamins) Creates a living mulch that shields the soil, keeping it cool and moist and preventing weeds.

Together they create a nearly perfect meal loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.

There are many different ways the Three Sisters can be planted. One such way is as follows:
  1. Amend your soil  the first year. 
  2. Create a circle mound for corn & beans 12 inches high and 4 feet across. Make sure to flatten out the top of the mound so it is even.
  3. Corn is planted in middle of mound with pole beans surrounding the corn. (See above)
  4. When corn reaches 4-6 inches tall plant the pole bean seeds.
  5. Then once the pole bean seeds have sprouted plant your squash around the perimeter of the circle.
Pruning Hydrangeas
Cityline 'Venice'
Big Leaf Hydrangea
'Strawberry Sundae'
Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangeas brighten up our lives with their beauty and grace. They are one of the most versatile plants in the garden with many new varieties coming out every year.

Each spring we get many calls asking when can I prune my hydrangea?

Pruning all depends on the variety of hydrangea you have.

Old Wood:
These types produce flowers on last years branches.

Mophead, Lacecap, Big Leaf & Oakleaf Hydrangeas are all considered old wood hydrangeas.

Best to avoid pruning these plants, but if you have to prune, prune as soon as the flowers have faded to the next bud.  Selectively prune out dead and weaker stems as needed. With older plants cut up to a third of the stems off to the base in late summer. Do not remove all the old wood. Avoid pruning after August.

Mopheads and Big Leaf Hydrangeas are susceptible to winter injury protect with burlap until temperatures have evened out.

There are many new Mophead/ Big Leaf Hydrangeas that will also bloom on new wood. It is best to wait until May to see how they will bud out and then remove dead branches.

New Wood:
These types set flower buds on current seasons growth.

Arborescens (Smooth): Prune down hard to one foot in early March. Remove any ground suckers.

Paniculata (Panicle): Prune back 1/3 of the old growth in late winter.

Climbing Hydrangea: Prune in late spring or early summer to remove dead, diseased or damaged branches.

Some newer varieties of Mophead/ Big Leaf: It is best to wait until May to see how they will bud out and then remove dead branches.
DIY Turtle
What You Need:
  • Brushes
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Gorilla Glue
  • 1- 7 Inch Clay Saucer
  • 4 - 2.5 Inch Clay Pots
  • 1 - 2 Inch Round Wooden Head
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Hot Glue Gun
What To Do:
  1. Collect your supplies.
  2. Paint your clay pots and saucer. Found from experience, if you paint first before gluing you will not have to worry about missing spots.
  3. Gorilla glue clay pots bottom down onto inside of clay saucer. These create the legs for the turtle. 
  4. Hot glue wooden ball to side of clay saucer. This creates the head of the turtle.
  5. Spray with acrylic sealer and let dry.
  6. Set outside in garden.
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.
Photo by Annmarie Creamer - Own work
Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd
Heath, Ohio. 43056

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