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November 2020
Issue 141
Hello Great Gardeners,

There is so much to be thankful for this year.

We are truly blessed to have such extraordinary employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. Who come in day after day with a smile on their face, ready to work and make Wilson's a better place. They are like family, and we genuinely appreciate every one of them.

You, our customers who have not only supported us through the last 62 years but when the world went crazy, you gave us your business and kept us open through a spring-like no other; without you, we would not be here. Thank you!

So from our family to yours, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!
We will be closed on Thanksgiving to allow our employees to spend time with their families. We will reopen again on Friday, from 9 am - 6 pm.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. Have a great-gardening day.

Deciduous - A tree or shrub that sheds its leaves annually in the fall.

Evergreen: A tree or shrub whose foliage remains green throughout the entire year. Despite the name evergreen, these types of plants don’t hold onto their needles or leaves forever. They shed their older needles or leaves at some point in time. Different species shed at different times. Example: The most common pine in our area, the Eastern white pine, holds it needles for three years and sheds the 3-year-old needles in the fall.

Conifers: Conifers are a group of trees and shrubs that produce cones. Most conifers are evergreens.

Deciduous Conifers: A group of needled leaved trees that lose their needles in the fall.
Examples: Dawn Redwood, Bald-cypress, Larch

Broadleaf Evergreens: Evergreen trees or shrubs that instead of having needles, have leaves that remain green throughout the entire year.
Examples: Holly, Azaleas (Evergreen), Rhododendrons, and Boxwood
Rhododendron - Broadleaf Evergreen
Dawn Redwood - Deciduous Conifer
Why Do Leaves Turn Colors?
Photosynthesis, in plain English, means "putting together with light," and that's because plants put two ingredients together (water and carbon dioxide) with sunlight to make the food it needs to survive.

During the spring and summer, the leaves serve as factories where most of the tree's foods are manufactured. This food-making process takes place in numerous cells containing chlorophyll, which gives the leaves their green color.

Besides chlorophyll, a plant's leaves also have Carotene and Xanthophyll in them all the time. They are natural substances produced by the leaf cells.

Chlorophyll is the most important. Without the chlorophyll in leaves, trees wouldn't be able to use sunlight to produce food.

Carotene is the orange pigment found in plants that plays an essential role in photosynthesis. It transmits the light energy that they absorb from chlorophyll. It also protects the plant by absorbing the energy of the singlet oxygen produced during photosynthesis.

Xanthophyll is the yellow pigment of the leaves and absorbs the wavelength that chlorophyll cannot absorb. They serve as protection to excessive amounts of sunlight to prevent further damage to the plant.

Anthocyanins: Whereas all trees contain chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll, not all of them produce anthocyanins. Even the ones that do have anthocyanins only make it under certain circumstances. The prevailing theory is that anthocyanins protect the leaves from excess sunlight and enable the trees to recover any last remaining nutrients. The reason you'll see more vibrant reds during some years is that lots of sunlight and dry weather increase the sugar concentration in tree sap, triggering the tree to release more anthocyanins.

As summer fades into fall, the days start getting shorter, and there is less sunlight. This is a signal for the leaves to prepare for winter and to stop making chlorophyll. Once this happens, the green color starts to fade, and the reds, oranges, and yellows become visible.

Weather is also an essential part of the color change. In general, a wet growing season followed by an autumn with lots of sunny days, dry weather, and cold, frostless nights will produce the most vibrant palette of fall colors. Also, drought conditions during late summer and early fall can trigger a "shutdown" of trees as they prepare for winter, causing leaves to fall early without reaching their full-color potential. Changes in weather conditions can play a role in how early the leaves change and how long they keep their beautiful colors. The countless combination of factors assures that no two autumns can be exactly alike. Nor that a tree or shrub will produce the same fall color each year.
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Captain Rodney's Cheesebake
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
8 oz. of Cream Cheese
2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
2 Green Onions (Chopped)
6 Butter Crackers (Crushed)
1/2 cup Bacon Pieces
1/2 cup Boucan Glaze

Mix mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, onions and 1/4 cup Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze and place in pan. Top with crackers and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top with more bacon and drizzle with remaining Boucan Glaze.

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Captain Rodney's Glaze
Cinnamon Glazed Nuts
1 Egg White
1 tsp. Water
1 tsp. OIl or Non-Stick Cooking Spray
1 Pound Nuts (Plain - Not Salted or Roasted)
1 Packet of Cinnamon Glazed Nut Mix

Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees and lightly grease baking sheet. In a large bowl, whisk 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon of water until foamy. Add about 1 pound of nuts. Stir, making sure all the nuts are thoroughly coated. Pour entire spice packet over nuts. Stir to coat evenly. Spread nuts in a single layer on greased baking sheet. Back 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and separate nuts with a fork while still warm. Cook and enjoy! Sore in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
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Cut Christmas Trees
Now Available
Bring the family and pick out that perfect cut tree. We carry locally grown Canaan Firs.
  • Canaan Firs closely resemble Fraser Fir
  • Soft Short Needles
  • Thick and Sturdy Enough to Hang Ornaments
  • Great Needle Retention
 Choose from 5/6 foot to 8/9 feet tall.
$45 - $99
Salvation Army Toy Drive
November 15th
December 14th

We are seeking your assistance in bringing the Christmas spirit to those in need!

Donating or contributing is easy. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or new article of clothing in the

designated Salvation Army box or donate at the Salvation Army Bell at the register.
Hurry Back Bucks
2020 Hurry Back Bucks
expire December 31st

Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

Store Hours:
Monday - Sunday
9 am - 6 pm *

* Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 10 am
Seniors & Immune Compromised
We are open year round
(hours change with seasons)
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