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August 2016
Issue 62
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

How many of you stayed up late last week to see the Perseid Meteor shower? We tried and saw a few fly across the northern sky. Unfortunately, the skies did not remain clear for long and we did not get to see the shower at its peak. If you haven't gotten a chance to sky watch this summer get out in the next week the Perseids are supposed to be around until August 26th. Although you will not see as many as there were last week.

It is time to think about planting some cool weather crops. Kale, spinach, lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage can all be planted for a fall crop.

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

Rose Sale
3 Gallon Roses
(Regular $29.99-$39.99)
New For 2016
'Little Lemon'
Dwarf Goldenrod'

A dwarf version of Goldenrod perfect for smaller gardens. Rich lemon yellow flowers start blooming late August into September.

USA Native, Butterfly Attracting

12 -14 Inches Tall
15-18 Inches Wide
Did You Know?
Capsaicin is the alkaloid ingredient that gives peppers their heat. The capsaicin content is greater in the hot peppers than the bell peppers. It is also effected by climate conditions, geographic location and the age of the fruit. A pepper grown in warm weather contains a higher amount of capsaicin than the same pepper grown in cooler climates. Higher nightime temperatures seem to be a must for growing really hot peppers. Also, peppers left on the vine to reach maturity have a higher capsaicin content than those that are picked early.
Up Coming Events!
Ladies' Nite Out
September 15th
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Join us for a fun filled evening of fun, fashion, food and flowers!

Tickets Now Available At Wilson's, Hospice Of Central Ohio
Buy them online
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This Is A Sell Out Event.
Get Your Tickets Early!

Proceeds directly benefit Hospice of Central Ohio patients through the Hospice of Central Ohio Foundation

Wilson's will close at 4 pm on September 15th to set up.
Doors will open for Ladies' Nite Out at 5:30 pm.
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Perennial Hibiscus
The Hardy Hibiscus also called Rose Mallow is known for the large flowers it produces. Some of which are almost as big as a dinner plate.
It dies back to the ground every year and is one of the later plants to break dormancy in the spring.

It is great for use in masses or as a standalone plant and comes in an array of beautiful colors.

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Your Questions Answered
Why are my Hydrangeas not blooming this year when they have bloomed in previous years?

 Mophead, Lacecap, Big Leaf & Oakleaf hydrangeas all bloom on old wood. They set their buds in late summer of the previous year. Since they do set their buds early there is greater chance for the flower buds to be killed during the winter and spring. This year in May we had a really hard freeze which could have caused the buds to freeze and die.
There are steps you can take during the winter to help prevent bud loss:

1) Water: With any plants it is best to give them a good soaking right before a heavy frost. Avoid the foliage soaking the root zone only.

2) Mulch: Put a good layer of mulch around the base of the Hydrangea after the first heavy frost. 

3) Shelter: It is not necessary for all hydrangeas, but if you want to err on the side of caution you can place stakes around the hydrangea. Attach burlap to the stakes and then cover with burlap to protect the hydrangea against winter damage. You want to wait until the hydrangea has gone dormant before doing this. In spring once the temperatures have rising you can remove the burlap and stakes. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather though if we are expecting a frost you will need to recover. 
Why are my cucumbers bitter?

Cucumbers have cucurbitacins. When they are stressed from lack of water, too cold or too hot the cucurbitacins increase causing the cucumber to become bitter.

There are many ways to help prevent bitter cucumbers.

1) Maintain A Good Watering Schedule: Water is very important to cucumbers especially when they are blooming and fruiting. Avoid letting the cucumbers dry out completely, especially during hot summer days. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.

2) Mulch: Mulching not only provides weed suppression it also helps prevent evaporation of water.

3) Too Cold: Cucumbers are considered a warm season crop and they need warm soils in order to grow. Avoid planting cucumbers before the frost date (May 15th) no matter how great the temptation. Even after the frost date make sure that the soil temperatures are above 60 degree Fahrenheit before planting.

4) Too Hot: Cucumbers can become stressed from temperatures that consistently stay in the mid-90's. Shade cucumbers during the hottest part of the day with a shade cloth.
Upcoming Events
Hello Fall!
September 24th & 25th

Join us for a fun filled weekend of
Specials, Food Trucks, Workshops & Door Prizes

Food Trucks: 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday: Steamroller Bagel & Deli
Sunday: Hogg Head's Blue Smoke Barbeque
All Classes & Workshops are limited to 15 guests. Please register in advance (including Free Classes) to guarantee a spot. Payment is due at time of registration.

Photos are intended only as a general representation. Actual projects will vary.
Four Seasons Landscaping
Saturday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: Free
Wondering how to have a landscape that is attractive all year? Join in this informational class and learn how to plant for year round color in your garden.
Fall Succulent Planter:
Saturday, September 24th
Time: 12:00 pm
Cost: $24.99

Add a touch of fall fun indoors, by creating this easy care succulent planter.
Home Preservation Workshop
Saturday, September 24th
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Click Here To Register
If you have not done home canning before or it has been a while since you last canned food, please come to our workshop for general food preservation, canning and freezing basics. Sherri Gallop will be here from OSU Extension to help us learn what are the best and safest methods.
Winterizing Your House Plants:
Saturday, September 24th
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Click Here To Register
Join us in this informal session and learn what you need to do to bring your house plants in for the winter season.
Pumpkin Center Piece
Sunday, September 25th
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: $16.99
Click Here To Register And Pay Online
Create your own unique and exquisite center piece using a faux pumpkin. Great for hostess gift or adorning your own dining table.
North High Brewing
Sunday, September 25th
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Ever want to brew your own beer? Kelsey from North High Brewing will discuss various fall brews and tell us how to brew your own fine beer.
Fall Combo Pot
Sunday, September 25th
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $39.99
Click Here To Register And Pay Online
Bring Autumn to your porch or patio with a  beautiful fall combo planter.  Creating winning plant combinations is easier than you might think! Come to our workshop and see how.
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