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September 2017
Issue 81
Good Afternoon Great Gardeners,

Summer has flown by really fast and now it is time to start bringing your houseplants back inside for the winter. Do not be shocked if your plant loses some leaves after you have moved them. This is completely normal and their way of adjusting to their new environment.

It's time to decorate for fall. Pumpkins, gourds, cornshocks and straw are all in stock.

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

Digging & Storing Cannas, Dahlias & Gladiolus
  • Wait until after a frost has killed back foliage before digging them up.
  • Cut foliage back to 2-3 Inches.
  • Gently wash dirt off bulbs, do not scrub.
  • Let bulbs cure in a cool, dry place for a week (Garage or closet).
  • After curing wrap bulbs in either newspaper or in paper bags. Place in a cool dry place, such as a basement or cellar.
  • Check every month or so and remove any bulbs that may start to rot. If you find that more than few are rotting, you may want to find a drier place.
  • After the first frost and after the leaves have blackened, cut  back to 6 inches from the ground. Loosen soil around tuber and then lift out of soil.
  • Gently wash dirt off tubers, do not scrub.
  • Place tubers upside down in a dry airy space for two weeks.
  • Store tubers in trays of dry sand or peat moss in a cool, dry cellar or storage area at temperatures between 40-45 degrees.
  • Inspect tubers every few weeks to check for disease or shriveling. Cut off any diseased parts and, if the tubers have shriveled, place them in a bucket of water overnight to plump them up. All them to dry thoroughly before returning to storage.
  • After the frost has killed off the foliage dig corms up using a garden fork or spade. Pull plant by its dried leaves and shake it gently to remove any loose dirt.
  • Leave dug corms still attached to the foliage on top of the soil for two days to allow them to dry.
  • Transfer to a cardboard box and place in a warm dry place with good air circulation, at about 85 degrees. Keep here for about two weeks to allow them to dry completely.
  • After two weeks you will want to separate the parts of the corm. Gladiolus form a new corm on top of last year's old one. Separate the two and discard the old corm. At the same time trim off dead foliage and separate cormlets.
  • Before final storage inspect corms and discard any rotting ones.
  • Dust corms with an anti-fungal powder.
  • Place corms in single layers in cardboard boxes with newspaper in between layers, store them on screens or in onion bags.
  • Keep corms in a cool, dry spot just above freezing, or around 40 degrees. Unheated basement or enclosed porch.
  • Check every month or so and remove any corms that may be starting to rot.
What's The Difference?
Horticulturalists call these true bulbs to differentiate them from the all the other types. True bulbs consist of layers of modified leaves and contain a miniature flower or sprout in the center. If you cut an onion in half from top to bottom you can see  that the roots at the bottom of the bulb anchor the plant to the ground and absorb water and nutrients. Other examples of true bulbs include garlic, amaryllis, tulips, daffodils and lilies.
Corms look like true bulbs but they are solid, so they do not have layers of modified leaves. As the leaves and flowers grow, they absorb the nutrients and the corm shrivels up and disappears. One or more additional corms are produced through the growing season and that’s how the plant regenerates itself. Examples of corms include crocus and gladiolas.
Cormlets: Are baby corms.
Rhizomes are simply fleshy underground stems. They grow underground or right at ground level with many growing points or eyes similar to potatoes. Common examples of rhizomes include Canna Lilies and Bearded Iris
The most well-known tuber is the potato. Tubers can be easily recognized by the eyes from which the stems grow. These types of plants can be cut into pieces and re-grown as long as each piece contains an eye. Other examples of tubers include dahlias and caladiums.
New For 2017!
Floral Elixir

Floral Elixir are handcrafted all natural flower syrups for cocktails and sodas.

They are made from real flowers and botanicals, have a lightly sweetened and citrus balance, jewel-like hues and add a modern twist to all libations.

Perfect for entertaining and celebrations.
Current Specials
Landscape Sale
$20 Off

for every
$100 (before tax)
or more purchase of
Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Roses, Fruit Trees
& Small Fruits

Does Not Include:
Annuals, House Plants (i.e. Citrus, Cactus, Succulents, Tropical), Herbs, Vegetables, Mums (i.e. Igloo, tricolor or garden), Asters or any other plants not designated.
Sorry, No Prior Purchases Are Eligible!
Sale Ends September 30th!
Herbal Recipes
Oatmeal Cookie Treats For Dogs

2 cups rice
2 cups plain oatmeal
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped spinach
1¼ cup flour
1/2 tbsp. brown gravy mix
4 tbsp. applesauce
1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir all ingredients together, adding flour slowly. Drop onto greased cookie sheet in 1 tbsp. size balls. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

If you have a recipe you'd like to share send it to
Upcoming Events
Ladies' Nite Out
Thursday, September 21st
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Food * Fashion Show * Door Prizes * Vendors * Raffle Drawings * Goody Bags & More!  Proceeds benefit Hospice of Central Ohio.
Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets Still Available
Fall Into Autumn
September 23rd & 24th
Join us for a fun filled weekend!
See our website for details http://gardencenterohio.com/upcoming-events/
Book Wreath
Saturday, October 14th
Time: 10 am
Cost: $15
(Class Size Limited To
10 Participants)

Wreath takes 2 1/2 – 3 hours to make

Make a wreath out of book pages! Every deserted, damaged or worn-out book deserves a second chance. Let Diana from Kicks Mix Bookstore show you how to make this beautiful wreath out of a book.
Painting With Ryan
Saturday, October 14th
Time: 2 pm
Cost: $25

(Limit of 15 participants)

Join us in creating a fall pumpkin or an OSU print-you choose.  We provide all the supplies and step-by-step instruction of the featured art. You go home with your very own masterpiece. Ryan Failor graduated with a BFA in painting and drawing from Ohio State University.
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