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December 2017
Issue 86
Hello Great Gardener,

I hope you are all rested up from your Thanksgiving feast. There have been a few questions through email asking about coning roses. Yes, here in the next couple of weeks you will want to cover them. If you have them already coned, make sure to vent them on warm sunny days.
Since the temperatures have been so warm, there are a few things you can tend to in the garden:
* Pull any new weeds.
* Do one last mowing of the yard.
* Make sure lawn ornaments are stored away in a safe place.
* Clean out pots and tuck them away in a shed or garage.
* Pull out any annuals or vegetables remaining in the garden.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. Have a great-gardening day.

Five Gifts That Your Mom Will Love
Naked Bee Hand Lotion
Pamper your mom with Naked Bee Hand lotion.
Helps restore, heal and promote healthy skin.
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Wilson Gift Card
We hate to say it, but Gift Cards are the ultimate gift for those hard to buy for moms. It allows them to choose their hearts desires.
Crossroads Candles
Made in Ohio! Need we say more?
If your mom has never had one of these candles, she is in for a scentsational treat.
Give your mom a smile with a cute, cuddly snowman. They don't melt so they can be left out all winter.

Producing beautiful, uplifting melodies with every breeze,  windchimes are perfect for a front porch retreat.

Made in the USA.
Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Are Here!
There is nothing like the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree to make the Christmas season come alive. I remember when I was younger going with my family to pick out our tree. My mom had to have just the right one.

We would get it home and decorate it with lights and all of our Christmas ornaments while dancing to Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers 'Once Upon A Christmas' Record.

To this day I have continued the music and decorating tradition on with my daughter.

So bring the family out and start your own tradition. While you are here cozy up to the fire pit and enjoy some delicious s'mores.

Below are care instructions for keeping your tree lasting until Christmas:
  • Refresh the tree by making a straight cut, taking one inch off the butt and immediately place in water. This will improve water uptake. (See tip 1)
  • Place the tree in a stand that can hold at least 1 gallon of water. You should expect the tree to take up additional water. Water the new tree until water uptake stops.
  • Always keep the base of a tree in water. If the base dries out, the resin will form over the cut end and the tree will not be able to absorb water and will dry out quickly - drying out deters future water uptake and will need a new cut. You don’t need anything other than regular tap water. Commercially prepared mixes of aspirin, sugar and other additives introduce into the water are not necessary. Research has shown that plain water will keep a tree fresh.
  • Check for worn Christmas tree light electrical cords and always unplug at night. Use UL approved electrical decorations and cords. Miniature lights produce less heat and reduce the drying effect on the tree or chance of fire.
  • Take down the tree before it dries out. Many fresh cut trees if properly cared for (using the first five steps) should last at least five weeks before drying out. Some species keep their moisture longer than others.

1) Cutting a refresh cookie off the tree base is important only when trees have been cut for over 4 hours.

2) For easier watering, buy a funnel and a 3 to 4-foot tube. Slip the tube over the funnel outlet, extend tubing down into the tree stand and water without bending over or disturbing the tree skirt. Hide this system in an out-of-the-way part of the tree.
Upcoming Events
Cozy Up To The Fire Pit
2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Come pick out your cut tree and cozy up to the fire pit. Enjoy making and eating s'mores together. From 12 pm - 2 pm, hot dogs will be available to roast.
Log Succulent Planter
Saturday, December 2nd
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: $24.99

Attend this fun workshop and create a succulent planter to take home.

Click Here To Register
Ceramic Succulent Bowl
Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $19.99

Plant up a darling succulent bowl to take home. Makes a great hostess gift!

Click Here To Register
Origami Christmas Ornament
Saturday, December 9th
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $8.00

Make an ornament out of book pages! Diana, from Kicks Mix Bookstore, will guide you as you create your own Origami Christmas Ornament to take home.

Click Here To Register
Little Sprouts:
Wood Block Snowman

Sunday, December 10th
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $5 per child

Kids create a frosty friend to take home.

Click Here To Register
Salvation Army Toy Drive
Nov. 17th - Dec. 10th

Wilson's is proud to partner with the Salvation Army to provide toys to boys and girls. We are seeking your assistance in bringing the Christmas spirit to those in need! Donating or contributing is easy. Drop of a new, unwrapped toy or new article of clothing in the designated Salvation Army Box.
Herbal Recipes
Lavender Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1¼ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. dried lavender flowers
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts.     Combine the flour, lavender, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
    Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray.
    Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Note: If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
If you have a recipe you'd like to share send it to
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

December 24th:
11 am - 4 pm

Closed December 25th & 26th

December 27th - 30th:
9 am - 5 pm
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