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October 2014 
Issue Twenty Two
Last Call For Fall Sale!
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Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Fruits, and Roses are on sale from
20 - 50 % Off
(Regular Prices)
(Does not include Asters, Winter Sizzle)

For A Limited Time!
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8 Inch
5 or more $5.99 ea.
(Regular $7.99)
(Does Not Include Tricolor Mums)
Pansies & Snapdragons
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99¢ a pack
$9.99 flat
NEW FOR 2014!
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Tatarian Maple
'Hot Wings'

Features blazing red hot seeds in late summer and fiery fall colors ranging from yellow to orange-red. Excellent for smaller home landscapes.

15-25 Feet Tall
15-20 Feet Wide
Holly's Favorite
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One from gardens
'Autumn Gold' Ginkgo

This is my favorite tree of all time. I  am making my husband plant one in my yard this year. I have been bugging him for the last several years to put one in, but he hasn't yet. I love the fall color. It is absolutely breath-taking and pictures do not do it justice.

  The neatest thing I found about this tree is, when I use to work in the gardens, it lost all of its leaves in one day!

35 - 50 Feet Tall
35 - 50 Feet Wide

Fun Fact:
Ginkgo's are considered living fossils because they have been around since 250 million years ago.
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

October Hours
Monday - Saturday:
9 am - 6 pm
11 am - 6 pm
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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
Visit Our Website
Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

Fall is my favorite time of year. How can it not be?  The colors are absolutely breath-taking this time of year.  My daughter has been counting down the days until Halloween. She doesn't care about the candy. Dressing up like Queen Elsa from "Frozen" is what has her excited. I actually learned how to use a sewing machine for the first time and made her a costume. Yeah me!

In this issue are tips on winterizing your pond, answers to some of the top questions that have come in lately, and how to make a pumpkin bird feeder.

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

Queen Elsa
Blue tongue to go with a blue dress.
Winterizing Your Pond
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  • Remove all annual water plants such as water hyacinth and water lettuce and compost them.
  • Leave other plants in the pond until the top is damaged by frost. Once this happens, take a sharp pair of pruners and prune all of the foliage down to where it is even with the pot, but make sure not to go below the crown of the plant. Place the plants into the deepest part of the pond to keep over the winter.
  • As leaves on trees and shrubs turn color and start to drop, cover the whole water garden with protective black, mesh netting.
  • Scoop or vacuum accumulated debris from the bottom of pond before winter.
  • Remove pumps and electrical equipment
  • Leave water in the pond all winter. This prevents cracking and upheaval that might happen if the pond were empty.
  • Install a pond heater or bubbler to keep an area of water from freezing so oxygen can continue to be available to fish and toxic gases like methane can escape.
Your Questions Answered
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 These questions and answers will also be posted on our FAQ section of our website for future reference. If you have a question please feel free to email.

Do I cut back my "knock out" roses now or wait until spring?

  If you own Knock Out, Shrub, Own-Root or Ground Cover roses, leave them alone until March/April.

How do I keep my tropical Hibiscus alive during the winter?
Tropical Hibiscus love bright light, so place in a window that gets the most light in your house. Keep it a couple of feet back from the window making sure it is not in front of any heat vents.  It is normal for them to lose leaves when they come in from outside. So do not be surprised if some fall off. Keep the soil moist, but not sopping wet. Once a week or once every couple weeks on watering depending on the size of the pot is generally sufficient. Check the soil before watering by placing your finger into it. If your finger comes out with soil clinging to it and moist, do not water. During the winter, houseplants do not grow as much, avoid fertilizing until spring.

When do I prune Hydrangeas?
Pruning is determined by what type of hydrangea you have.

Mophead Hydrangeas such as Endless Summer, Bloom Struck, and Blushing Bride, all bloom on new and old wood. Wait until spring and see if any of the old stalks leaf out. This may take until May to see depending on the variety. Trim out any old stalks that do not leaf out.

Hydrangeas such as Limelight, Pinky Winky, and Vanilla Strawberry only need pruned to keep them in shape. You can do this in early spring while they are still dormant. Remove no more than 1/3 of the plant.

When is the best time to trim a Lilac?
 In the spring right after they are done blooming, but before June 15th. After mid June they start to set buds for next years blooms. We recommend trimming no more than 1/3 off the plant.
Pumpkin Bird Feeder
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Click on the picture to view how to make a nifty bird feeder out of a mini pumpkin.

What you need:
  • Mini Pumpkin
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Twine
  • Bird Seed
Winter Sizzle Workshop
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October 25th: Winter Sizzle Planter
Time: 10 am
Cost: $49
Limit 15 attendees so register early!

Add a little sizzle to your front porch this holiday season. Winter Sizzle takes container gardening to a whole new level, with colorful plants that can last through the winter.
October 26th: Pumpkin Festival
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm: Come any time in between
Cost: $5 per child (to benefit Marne Food Pantry)
Open to all ages up to 12 years old

Advance registration recommended, but advance payment not required.
Decorate a Pumpkin * Goody Bag * Pumpkin Games * Face Painting * Photo Booth * Pumpkin Golfing * Trick or Treat * Costume Contest * Parade * and More!
2 pm – Show off your costume in the Costume Parade.
2:15 pm – Costume Judging. Must be present to win.
1st Place: $25 Toys R Us gift card
2nd Place: $10 Toys R Us gift card
3rd Place: $5 Toys R Us gift card
Bring an additional $10 and a set of old clothes and make a scarecrow.
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