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December 2016
Issue 67
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

For the first time in five years the whole Wilson clan was together for Thanksgiving.

We had a fun filled week visiting before the Californians headed back to their west coast home.

Hopefully, it will not be another five years before we see them 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.

The whole family
Cousins all together
Of The Week
No flower says Christmas like the beautiful Poinsettia. Especially one bought here from Wilson's Garden Center.

A native to Mexico, they were first brought to the United States by Joel Roberts Poinsett. December 12th is named Poinsettia Day in honor of him.

Contrary to popular belief Poinsettias are not considered poisonous. Although the sap can cause reactions in those allergic to latex.

Red is the most popular color, but many other colors such as white, marble, burgundy and pink do exist.

Though they look like flowers, the colored portions are not actually flowers but leaves called bracts. The actual real flower is the yellow bloom found right in the center of the bracts.

Poinsettias can be fairly easy to care for with some simple guidelines.

1. Avoid hot or cold drafts or excess heat from appliances, radiators or ventilation ducts. 

2. Place in an area with bright light, but no direct sun.

3. Avoid watering the foliage and keep the soil evenly moist. If left too long between waterings or watered too much, they will lose their leaves. Always remove the foil covering during waterings.

A simple trick that can work with any house plant is to stick your finger into the soil about an inch. If soil is moist and clings to your finger then no water is needed, but if soil is dry to touch and brushes easily off your finger it is time to water.
How To Make A Holiday Cheer Basket
How To Make A Holiday Porch Sitter
Hurry Back Bucks
Expire December 31st
Upcoming Events
Little Sprouts:
Clay Pot Christmas Tree

Sunday, December 11th
Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
Cost: $5

Create a beautiful clay pot Christmas tree. Open to kids up to age 12.
Cut Christmas Trees
Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Are Now In Stock!

Not Interested in cut trees?
We have
B&B Live Christmas Trees
In Stock, too.
Garden Trivia Winner
Congratulations To
Bonnie Horst
You are the winner of the
$10 Wilson Gift Card.

Trees that shed their leaves every year are called what?
The correct answer was Deciduous

Bonnie, you can pick up the gift card at the store office (cream colored door at back of store) during store hours.
Garden Trivia
Calathea are also known as ____ & ____?
Email your name and answer to
for your chance to win a
$10 Wilson Gift Card.

One winner with the correct answer, will be chosen at random and posted in the next e-newsletter.
Garden Terms
The process that transforms the embryo within a seed into a seedling.
Herbal Recipes
Rosemary Garlic Beef Rib Eye Roast
4 lbs. well-trimmed beef rib eye roast
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 tsp. dried crushed rosemary leaves
1 jar brown beef gravy
1/4 cup currant jelly
1½ tsp. dry mustard, dissolved in 1 tsp. water
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary, press evenly onto roast. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer in thickest part. Do not add water or cover. Roast about 16 to 22 minutes per pound.

To make sauce: Combine gravy, jelly, and dry mustard in small sauce pan and heat slowly until bubbly. Stir occasionally. When roast is done, allow to cool for 15 minutes, then coat with sauce and serve.
If you have a recipe you'd like to share send it to
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Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

December 1st - 23rd Hours
Monday - Saturday:
9 am - 6 pm
11 am - 6 pm
Christmas Eve:
9 am - 4 pm
Closed 25th & 26th
December 27th - 30th

9 am - 5 pm
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