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Issue Thirty Two
Current Special
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Wave Petunia
Basket Packs

Buy 2
Get 1 Free!

(Regular $8.99)

6 plants in a basket pack

For other great specials visit our website or sign up for our "Specials E-Newsletter" sent out once a week with our weekly specials.
Win a Garden with Jones Topsoil & Wilson's Garden Center!
In the Garden host, Ron Wilson, wants to help your garden grow with 6 yards of dirt from Jones Topsoil and a $200 Gift Certificate from Wilson’s Garden Center. Ron will announce the winner on his May 23rd show. Good luck

To enter the contest click the link below
Facebook Contest
Like us and tell us "Why Do You Garden" and you'll be entered into a contest to win a $100 Wilson's gift card! Now through May 10th.

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New For 2015!
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Burgundy Velour Wave Petunia

It's not often they come out with new Wave Petunias, but this year we have three.
Burgundy Velour
Red Velour
Tidal Wave Red Velour
Featured Product
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Captain Jacks Dead Bug Brew
For Organic Gardening

A product first isolated from a naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterium that was collected on a Caribbean island from an abandoned rum distillery.

 Spinosad kills target insects through feeding on treated foliage.

Bagworms, borers, beetles, caterpillars, codling moth, gypsy moth, loopers, leaf miners, spider mites, tent caterpillars, thrips and more!

Use on fruits, vegetables, berries, citrus, grapes, nuts and ornamentals.
Upcoming Events
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Grow hope this spring.

Wilson's Garden Center Donor Days
at the Licking Donor Center
1272 West Main St
Doctors Park Building 5
May 12th
May 15th

Schedule an appointment today!
or call
request the Licking Donor Center!
Come to donate and receive a BOGO coupon to the Columbus Zoo!
Farmers Market Coming To Wilson's
Farmers' Market
will be held at Wilson's on Fridays from 3-6 pm starting June 12th.

Any interested vendors may contact Michelle at 740-763-2873 or office@great-gardeners.com.
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

May Hours
Monday - Friday:
9 am - 8 pm
7 am - 8 pm
10 am - 7 pm

Special Hours:
May 4th - May 9th:
7 am - 8 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
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Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

Happy Mother's Day Week! May all the Mothers out there have a relaxing gardening week.

In this issue, leaf die back, growing beautiful containers and what's in bloom in the garden.

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

Leaf Die Back
The last major frost hit some trees pretty hard, including a few of mine. The trees leafed out and then the cold temps hit causing them to get frosted and the leaves to die back. They may  look dead, but if you notice in the picture the tree is shooting new leaves out.

The extent of the damage to the tree will not be known until later on. It may have a few dead branches, which will need trimmed out later when it finishes leafing out again, but it should make a full recovery.
Early Bird Gets The Worm!
For our Great-Gardeners Only!
Shop early Mother's Day Week
Monday, May 4th - Saturday, May 9th
and receive
20% Off
Excludes Prior Purchases, Wave Petunia Basket Packs, Specialty Priced Knockout Roses & Quantity Pricing
Offer good between 7 am - 9 am.
You do not have to be checked out before 9 am as long as you are in the door before then.
Must be part of our Great-Gardener program in order to receive special.
If you’re not already signed up for our Great-Gardener program and wish to be, you can sign up online or at the register when checking out. It's Free! If you are already signed up for the great-gardener program and have lost your card we can look you up by your last name.
Creating Your Own Fabulous Containers
Everyone wants to be the envy of the neighborhood with gorgeous planters adorning their front porch. Here are some simple tips to create that fabulous planter that you have always dreamed of.
Start with a new or cleaned sanitized container. Old potting soil should be removed as it may be contaminated from what grew in it previously. There is no container too large or too small but ideally it should have good drainage.
Fill the container with a quality soil-less potting mix, preferably one containing slow release fertilizer.

We highly recommend our Wilson’s Container Mix, which is the same mix that we use to grow all of our great looking plants in the garden center.
Cheap potting soils are very costly in the long run, as the plants will never be as beautiful as they could be and will require extra fertilizer and care. We want you to have maximum success for your efforts.
Use the proper ratio of plants in proportion to pot size. Some suggested guidelines (depending on the size of the plants)
  • Small Container (8-10” size): 3 plants
  • Medium Container (12-14″): 5 plants
  • Large Container (16-20″): 7 plants or more
After determining the proper number of plants, choose those that require the same growing conditions. i.e. sun/shade and moist/dry requirements.
Pick tall “thrillers”, mounding “fillers” and low or trailing “spillers” to balance out the container and give dimension.

Example from top picture:
Thriller - Angelonia
Filler - Lantana
Spiller - Trailing Petunia
Set the plants in the proper locations in your pot before planting to get an idea of the look.
Plant the plants into the potting soil no deeper than the top of their soil line. Planting too deeply can kill many kinds of plants.
Water the container well. Check moisture levels daily. In hot, dry weather, containers often need watered more than once a day if they are grown outside. A drip irrigation system with a timer will make your life easier and allow you to be away for extended periods.
Feeding the plants periodically with water soluble fertilizer will ensure vigorous healthy growth and more flowers. We highly recommend Bud and Bloom.
Blooming In The Garden
What's blooming in the garden? These are the most asked about plants that are blooming at this time.

Eye-popping blooms in spring followed by bird loving berries in the fall. Crabapples of today are not like the ones your grandparents use to have. These easy to care for trees add interest to the garden with little mess.

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Crabapple Royal Raindrops
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Columbine Blue Bird
Deer Resistant, Spring Blooming, Shade Loving

Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle's claw.

The common name "columbine" comes from the Latin for "dove", due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together.
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