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June 2016
Issue 57
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

It's snowing!

Made you look. It may not be snowing out for real, but the puffs of white flying through the air give the impression of snow. These little seeds come from the cottonwood tree which grows through out the United States.

I remember every year my grandparents would have to sweep out their garage from the many seeds that would blow into it.

In the coming couple of weeks if you can please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I have not posted anything previously because last year was rough as it was with losing all of my grandparents.

Last September my daughter had major migraines. After a couple trips to the doctors and Children's Hospital we found out that she had blood on the brain. Throughout the fall and winter she has had to undergo angiogram testing to see if they could find the cause of the blood.

After the many tests, they found out that she has a small tangle of vessels in her brain that have an abnormal connection. This is very rare in children and is mostly seen in adults. They attempted to fix the problem on her last test, but due to a bend in her vein, below the tangle, they were unable.

Because of the bend, she will have to undergo Gamma Knife Radiation. The radiation will cause the tangled blood vessel over time to build up a thick wall and collapse, preventing any future bleeds.

My daughter has been very strong and patient during all of this. She has not been able to do any kind of activities that may cause her to hit her head. We have also had to be careful about getting her upset at all because the pressure may cause it to bleed again.  Once the vein collapses, which can take up to three years, she will be able to resume all her activities again.

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
'Green Gem' Boxwood
Green Gem is an adorable boxwood that requires very little pruning. It makes an excellent small hedge. Will need some protection from winter winds.
Deer Resistant!

2 1/2 Feet Tall
2 1/2 Feet Wide

Price: $79- $99
Up Coming Events!
The Peach Truck

Thursday, June 23rd
2 pm - 3:30 pm

The Peach Truck is coming! They’re bringing their fresh, sweet, juicy Georgia Peaches right to our parking lot.
Did You Know?
June is National Rose Month
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared the rose as the National Floral Emblem of the United States.
On Parade

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(Free one of equal or lesser value)

Does Not Include:
Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Annuals, Foliage, Vegetables, Fruits or Herbs

Sale Ends
June 5, 2016
New For 2016!
'Pretty Lady'
“Don’t call me m’lady, call me Rose.”
Inspired by Lady Rose, niece and goddaughter of the Dowager Countess Violet, Pretty Lady Rose is the second in a collection of garden roses named after characters of the popular Downton Abbey series.

The era in which this British show takes place is well represented by the LARGE old-fashioned and English style multi-petaled aristocratic-like deep pink flowers of this pretty rose. The very long lasting flower coloration is enhanced by the sweet scented peony-like and spices fragrance similar to the perfume a noble woman of the period might have worn.

With her compact habit, this selection brings elegance to smaller spaces of the garden and also looks great in pots.

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Types of Roses
Rose lovers who grow many roses in their gardens know that every variety of rose needs special care.  We at Wilson's are prepared to help you have a successful, beautiful rose garden.  We have many roses with various colors, fragrances, and classifications.  We also carry care products to keep your roses healthy, and help them have beautiful blooms.  We hope that you will come and check them out.
Don Juan
Climbing Rose
Sky's The Limit
Climbing Rose
Climbing (CL):
Vigorous, sprawling rose plants that need the support of an arbor, fence, or trellis to stay upright. Canes may range in size from 5 to 20+ feet depending on the type of rose and how they are supported and maintained.
Grandiflora (GR):
Are a cross between hybrid teas and floribundas. The tall plants (up to 6 feet) flower more freely than hybrid teas but less than floribundas. They are useful in the landscape, especially as background plants, as well as for cut flowers. All are grafted.
Gold Medal
Betty Boop
Floribunda (FL):
Flower abundantly, bearing clusters of single to fully double flowers which resemble small hybrid teas.
Are useful in landscape planting where masses of color are desired. Plant size usually does not exceed 4 feet.
Hybrid Tea (HT):
The most popular type of rosebush, with beautiful long-stemmed flowers that are ideal for cutting.
Hybrid teas grow from 2 1/2 to 6 feet tall and generally bloom continually through the growing season.
Hybrid Tea
Double Knock Out
Shrub Rose
Shrub Rose (SH):
Shrub roses encompass a wide range of rose types which makes them a very diverse group. Many Shrub Roses are good for screens, hedges, and mass planting. They also make great single specimen plantings.

Ground Cover (GC):
Ground cover roses come in a variety of forms but they share the characteristics of long spreading branches that spread and spill across the ground. They look great at the front of a bed or draped over the edge of low walls.
Coral Drift
Ground Cover Rose
Japanese Beetles
Japanese beetles are one of the top problems for roses besides black spot. Usually seen starting the end of June into July, these beetles unfortunately do not discriminate on what types of plants they feed on. Leaving behind skeletonized leaves and completely defoliated plants in their wake.

One beetle may not cause much damage, but they like to feed  in groups.

There is hope for your garden. Although it is impossible to get rid of Japanese beetles entirely, there are some controls which can be used that with a little time and patience will keep them in check.
  • Hand Pick: Each morning pick them off plants and toss them into a bucket of soapy water. If you get the “scouts” that are the first to arrive, it will greatly reduce the overall population.
  • Neem Oil – Is an excellent all purpose insecticide, miticide, fungicide for organic gardening. It is also safe to use around pets and children. Just follow directions on bottle.
  • Milky Spore – Prevention is the best medicine. Place down Milky Spore to kill future grubs that turn into Japanese Beetles, following the directions on the back of the bag.
Many people ask about Japanese Beetle traps which are out on the market. We do not carry them here at the store, reason being is they attract more beetles to your garden than you may have had previously and they are not a very good means of eradication.  A better option may be to plant Rue near your roses or in the rose bed.  Rue is known to be a natural, herbal repellent for Japanese beetles.
In The Garden With Abby
Abby is back in the idea garden this year. Follow the links below to check out what she has been planting.
Prime Picking Chart
Use the picking charts below for finding out the optimal time to pick your vegetables.
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 from Park of Roses Website
Park of Roses

3923 N High St.
Columbus, OH. 43214

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