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July 2014 
Issue Sixteen
New For 2014!
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Echibeckia 'Summerina Orange'

20-24 Inches Tall
The best of both world's all in one plant.

Has the appearance of Rudbeckia and the strength of Echinacea.

Disease resistant and long lasting bold flowers.
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'Suntastic' Sunflower

Suntastic is a new dwarf sunflower perfect as a cheery long-blooming potted plant or window box accent or maybe to add a burst of color to a sunny garden bed.
Peach Truck
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August 9th
9 am - 10:30 am

Last chance to stock up on fresh Georgia Peaches. Eat, share, freeze or can. Absolutely delicious!
Ladies Nite Out!
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Save the date! Ladies' Nite Out Tickets go on sale August 8th. This was a sold-out event last year!
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

July Hours
Monday - Saturday:
9 am - 6 pm
11 am - 6 pm
Wilson App
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We are a family owned and operated garden center specializing in plants that thrive in Central Ohio

For more information about our store please
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Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

The weather has been so beautiful that we took a few trips this past week. We went to "The Farm At Walnut Creek" with my daughter's Daisy Troop for the first time. It was awesome to see the animals up close and personal.  We also visited the Columbus Zoo to see the new Africa exhibit.

You may notice a few changes in this email as we have switched email providers. There is a nifty new feature where you can click on the pictures and it can take you to different links that we have programmed. There is also a "Pin It" button under all the pictures for all the Pinterest enthusiasts out there.

Along with that we have joined the Twitter community, so I think we are fully into the tech world now, although I am still trying to figure out Instagram.

In this issue I will be talking about West Nile Virus, Monitoring Moisture Levels and Poinsettia Care Update.

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

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How To Make A Succulent Wreath
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Geri shows us how to plant up a beautiful living succulent wreath.

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'Double Scoop Raspberry' Coneflower
Buy 3 - Get 1 Free
Mix or Match
(Free one of equal or lesser value)
Sale Ends
Aug. 3, 2014
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'Woodside Firedance' Daylily
West Nile Virus
As some of you may have heard, the first report of West Nile Virus came in for Licking County this past week in the Village of Hanover.

West Nile Virus is an infectious disease that first appeared in the United States in 1999.
Though most people do not show any symptoms when infected, others can suffer very severe complications.

West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes that have been infected by the virus.

To avoid possible infection from infected Mosquitos:
  • Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active; if you must be outdoors, be sure to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, shoes and socks.
  • Wear light colored clothing as mosquitoes are generally attracted to dark colors.
  • Use insect repellent and follow the label directions.
  • Eliminate areas of standing water near your home.
  • Make sure all roof gutters are clean and properly draining.
  • Clean and chlorinate pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs; keep them empty when not in use and drain water from pool covers.
  • Change water in bird baths weekly.
  • Use screens on windows to keep mosquitoes out.
For more information on West Nile Virus please visit http://ohioline.osu.edu/wnv-fact/pdf/1003.pdf
Continue to Moniter Moisture Levels
We have had a crazy amount of rain this summer. Please be aware that If the weather should happen to turn hot and dry, shrubs and landscape flowers (perennial and annuals) may suddenly start to wilt.

This happens when plants are in moist soil for long periods of time as they do not develop extensive root systems that can keep them from wilting in dryer conditions.

If this should happen......follow proper watering procedures, watering deeply and infrequently.

Check out our watering tips page for more info!
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'Barronne de Rothschild' Rose
$10 Off
(Regular Prices)
Excludes Mini Roses
Sale Ends
Aug. 3, 2014
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'Angel Face' Rose
Poinsettia Care Update
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I was not thinking of Christmas until I saw Christmas decorations up in a local store. Seeing them reminded me that I forgot to tell those who are still trying to keep their poinsettia alive what they need to do next.

If your poinsettia is still alive, the best time to transplant it was the beginning of June. Since we've missed that date just make sure to water when dry to the touch and fertilize with a light fertilizer every couple of weeks.

Late August begins the next round of changes for poinsettias. When the children go back to school is when you need to bring your poinsettia inside again.

Cut the stems back, leaving 2 to 4 leaves per shoot. Place it in a sunny window and water as needed.