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Issue Thirty Six
Butterfly Weed
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An absolute "must have" in any butterfly garden. It not only attracts butterflies but other beneficial insects as well.

Brilliant orange flowers appear in summer followed by green seed pods.

It is native to North America and the host plant for Monarchs, Queens and Grey Hairstreak butterflies.
Farmers Market
Farmers' Market
Has Started!

Every Friday
from 3-6 pm.

The Farmers' Market is being held in our west parking lot. Parking is available in the front of the store.

The Farmers Market takes place rain or shine.

Sign up to win a door prize while you are there at the information table located at the market entrance.

We are still accepting vendors. Any   interested in participating may contact Ruth at 740-763-2873 or office@great-gardeners.com.
Current Special
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Check Out Our BOGO Area!

Prime shrubs & trees that have finished blooming this year, but are healthy and vibrant landscape plants.

Buy 1
Get 1 Free!

Look for the BOGO Sticker On Price Tag

(Free one of equal or lesser value)

These are select items and when they are gone, they are gone.

Does not include anything not marked with a BOGO sticker.

For other great specials visit our website or sign up for our "Specials E-Newsletter" sent out once a week with our weekly specials.
In the Garden With Abby
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Follow Abby this summer in the garden with new videos each week on our "You Tube" Page.

You can view these videos on our website, You Tube page and our store app.

Update On Tomtato, Rapunzel & Potato

Segment 11: Harvesting Dill, Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Segment 10: Rainy Day Update
Featured Product
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Turn an every day saltine cracker into a savory gourmet delight.
They are easy to prepare with no baking and virtually no clean up, and will make you the hit of your next gathering.
Peach Truck
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The Peach Truck
The Peach Truck is back this year with delicious Georgia Peaches.

If you missed the Peach Truck on June 27th, there is still another chance to get these delicious treats.

Saturday, July 18
3:30 - 5 pm

Available in 25 lb. boxes for $39. Stop by between these times to buy yourself a box of peaches.
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

Closed 4th Of July
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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,

With all the rain we have had, plants may need a good dose of fertilizer. We recommend fertilizing once a week or every other week to keep your plants happy and healthy.

We will be closed Fourth of July to spend time with our families. We will resume normal business hours on July 5th.

In this issue, preventing birds from flying into windows, lightening bugs, and five hummingbird attracting perennials.

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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This one just came out of its chrysalis and was resting on the fence.
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Totally cool looking moth that was resting on the floor of the garden center.
Ways To Prevent Birds From Flying Into Windows
According to experts every year 1 billion birds die in the United States from flying into windows. It is the second leading cause of bird deaths behind cats catching them.

Birds fly into windows because they either can not see the glass and mistaken it for a fly zone or they see a reflection in the glass from the surrounding habitat and think it's a place to land.

There are many ways to prevent birds from flying into windows. Some work better than others, but they all have the same theme, which is breaking up the reflective properties of the window.

Here are just a few examples of what you can do:

Bird Feeders: Place bird feeders either within 3 feet of your windows or more than 30 feet away.

Window Decals: Placing window decals in the windows helps break up the reflectiveness of the glass. Depending on the size of the decal you may have to use more than one.

Screening: Attach screening or netting a few inches from the window. Birds may fly into the window, but will bounce off the screen before hitting the glass part of the window. Screening also helps break up the reflectiveness of the window. According to many websites, this seems to work the best for a lot of people.

Sun Catchers: Place sun catchers, wind chimes or crystals in your windows. Not only do they help detour the birds, but they also add some charm to a dreary window.
Fun Facts About Lightning Bugs
My daughter is the complete opposite of me when I was younger. She is terrified of lightning bugs. She says that they will bite her and runs crying in the opposite direction if any come near her.

Lightning bugs will not bite, at least not us. Scientists do not know a lot about the feeding habits of adult lightning bugs. Some species are known to be cannibals while other species are thought to not eat at all. Most, if they do eat, eat pollen and nectar.

One thing scientists do know is the larvae of most species are specialized predators and feed on other insect larvae, snails and slugs, making them beneficial to have in the garden, especially if you have slugs.

Some other cool facts that you may have not known:
  • Lightening bugs are also called Fireflies depending on where you live in the country.
  • There are around 2,000 species of fireflies in the world and they live on all the continents except Antarctica.
  • The main reason lightening bugs glow is for mating.
  • Each lightening bug species has a different flash pattern and some species do not produce light.
  • Lightening bugs are in decline due to destruction of habitat, being captured for medical research and light pollution interfering with mating signals.
  • Lightening bug larvae glow to warn predators away.
  • Both larvae and adult lightening bugs are poisonous if eaten
Creative Planters
When it comes to creativity, our employees have it. Check out some of the awesome planters our Creation Station has come up with recently.
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Step it up in high fashion with a purse and boot planter.

Did you ever have a radio flyer wagon when you were younger?
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5 Hummingbird Attracting Perennials
'Kudos Coral'

Coral colored blooms rising above the foliage have a sweet honey-mint scent.
Blooms continuously  throughout the summer. 
Deer Resistant!

17-20 Inches Tall
16 Inches Wide

NEW FOR 2015!
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

One of two of my favorite flowers.
Abundant eye-catching, brilliantly red, tubular flowers top this beautiful plant early to mid summer.

Deer Resistant!
Full Sun

35-47 Inches Tall
12 - 24 Inches Wide
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Foxglove add elegance and charm to any garden and comes in a variety of colors. These plants are not only a hummingbird magnet, but a butterfly attractor as well.

Deer Resistant!
Sun/ Pt Shade

42-48 Inches Tall
24-30 Inches Wide
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Delphinium 'Aurora Blue'

My second favorite.
Mounds of dark green foliage are adorned with huge spikes of showy blue flowers through out the summer.

Full Sun

3-4 Feet Tall
2 - 3 Feet Wide
'Red Hot Popsicle'

A red and yellow variety of Red Hot Poker that starts blooming in June and continues all summer long. A tasty treat for hummingbirds and butterflies.

Deer Resistant!
Full Sun

16-24 Inches Tall
18 Inches Wide
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