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March 2020
Issue 132
Hello Great Gardeners,

St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday, March 17th don't forget to wear your green.

Join us for our Spring Sneak Peak going on March 20th - 22nd. Kick-off spring with refreshments, door prizes, and workshops. For a full list of activities, see our website.

Nursery shipments have started to arrive. Please note that it is still early yet in the season. We will be getting many trucks over the next several weeks.

It is still way too soon to be asking for annuals and warm crops (i.e., tomatoes and peppers). We do have pansies out for sale, and those can be planted now. You can also start seeds inside, and we have a great selection to choose from.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. Have a great-gardening day.

Difference between Shamrock & 4 Leaf Clover
The term "shamrock," comes from the Irish word, seamrog, which translates as "little clover." That's rather vague, considering that there are many kinds of clovers (and even more plants that often pass as clovers).

You can easily spot the difference between the two because shamrocks have three leaves, while four-leaf clovers have, obviously, four leaflets. It takes a rare genetic mutation to get that extra leaf, which is why it's so difficult to find a four-leaf clover.

A clover must have three leaves to be considered a shamrock. If the clover has more or less, then it is not a shamrock. Hence, all shamrocks are clovers, but not all clovers are shamrocks.

The Celts were the first people to denote symbolic value upon the shamrock, as their culture reveres the number three.
Shamrocks were thus viewed as naturally-occurring examples of that sacred and holy number.

Shamrocks are a national symbol of Ireland and are closely associated with St. Patrick. During his ministry in 5th century Ireland, Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

While clovers with four leaves are considered lucky, they are not considered to be shamrocks by those familiar with and passionate about Irish tradition.

Chances of discovering a four leaf clover are 1:10,000.
The leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck. It is told that when Eve was banished from the Garden of Eden, she took a four-leaf clover with her to remind her of paradise.
Good Luck Plants
Money Tree
Legend has it that a poor Taiwanese farmer found a small Pachira plant growing in his field one day. He was struck by its beauty and, realizing that he might be able to use this tree to escape poverty, he decided to grow and sell these mysterious plants that were growing in his field. He soon became one of the wealthiest people in Taiwan and, attributing his wealth to the Pachira plant, he dubbed it the Money Tree.

The Money Tree is also called the “Good Luck Tree” and is an age-old token of good luck and an invitation to good fortune. It is the most popular plant for "Feng Shui" because it creates positive energy ("Chi" or "Qi"). It is rumored to bring prosperity and wealth to your surroundings and decorates your home with nature and good luck.
In Stock: 4 Inch Pot - $9.99
Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is a popular plant with a reputation for attracting health, wealth, happiness, and love. The luck that is associated with bamboo comes from the the number of stalks, and this determines the kinds of energy the plant attracts into your home and life. The more stalks the plant has, the greater the blessing of good fortune and luck.
Jade Plant
In Chinese culture, these plants are believed to attract wealth because their leaves resemble coins.
Garlic Rosemary Knots
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
All-purpose flour, for dusting

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. Line two large baking sheets with parchment, and set aside.
    Working on a floured work surface, cut dough into 2-ounce portions. Roll each to an 11-inch length. Dip each in oil mixture; tie into a knot. Place knots at least 1¼ inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside to rise until dough does not spring back when pressed with a finger, about 20 minutes. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes before serving.
St. Patrick's Day Quiz
People traditionally wear green on St. Patrick's Day to avoid what?
a) Getting Kissed
b) Getting Pinched
c) One Year Bad Luck
d) People Not Knowing They're Irish

According to myth, when is the best time to sneak up on a leprechaun?
a) When he's taking a nap
b) When he's counting gold
c) While he's mending his shoes
d) When he's eating

Myth says that if a human catches a leprechaun, he has the ability to do what in turn for his release?
a) Give you his shoes
b) Grant three wishes
c) Reveal the secret to life
d) Lead you to his gold

Which of these colors was originally associated with St. Patrick's Day?
a) Orange
b) Blue
c) White
d) Green

What was St. Patrick's given birth name?
a) Henry O'Malley
b) Patrick O'Riley
c) Gabriel McSweeney
d) Maewyn Succat
Boston Ferns
Boston Fern
10 Inch Hanging Baskets

2 For $28
Pre-Order Online For Pickup In-Store The Beginning Of April

Boston Ferns make an excellent addition to the home, adding an elegant charm and classic beauty unlike any other houseplant available.
This voluptuous, easy-care, fern grows just as well on porches and patios as it does gracing your front hall or living room. Boston ferns produce graceful arching branches covered with soft, emerald-green fronds. Indoors, Boston ferns will also help remove toxins such as formaldehyde from the air.
Upcoming Events
Spring Sneak Peak
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
March 20th - 22nd

Refreshments, Workshops, Door Prizes, & Free Gift To First 100 People Each Day!
Answers To
St. Patrick's Quiz
1) b - Getting Pinched
2) c - While he's mending his shoes
3) b - Grant three wishes
4) b - Blue
5 d - Maewyn Succat
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

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