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Issue Thirty Nine
New For 2015
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"Raspberry Rugostar" Rose
A new exciting groundcover version of Rugosa Rose. Starts blooming in June with sweetly fragrant bright pink flowers. 

Height: 2 feet
Width: 3 feet
Farmers Market
Every Friday
from 3-6 pm.

The Farmers' Market is being held in our west parking lot every Friday, until September 25th.  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.

Any questions regarding the Farmer's Market  can be addressed to  Ruth at 740-763-2873 or office@great-gardeners.com.
Parking Lot Sale!
Going on now through
August 20th

Stop in and take advantage of some awesome discounts.

Items marked up to 75% OFF
Regular Prices

All Sales Final
No Guarantees
No Returns
On parking lot items.
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.
Featured Product
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The Naked Bee

Make in the USA.

Hand & Body Lotion with All-Natural Ingredients

Organic Aloe Vera and Sunflower Oil - restores skin and promotes a healthy appearance

Pomegranate Oil - revitalizes dull or mature skin. May soothe skin irritation.

Honey - moisturizes skin and provides antibacterial properties

Hyaluronic Acid - hydrates skin and promotes elasticity

Spirulina - contains concentrated nutrients for detoxification and skin conditioning

Hypoallergenic and pH balanced

Not tested on animals
Upcoming Event
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September 12th:
4 Seasons Landscaping

Time: 10 am
Cost: Free
Limit of 15 attendees so register early!

Wondering how to have a landscape that is attractive all year? Join in this informational class and learn how to plant for year round color in your garden.
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)


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
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Good Afternoon Great-Gardeners,

How is your garden today? Mine has a few weeds, but that is to be expected this time of year. Like they always say,

" A good garden may have some weeds." ~ Thomas Fuller

It is time to start thinking about cooler weather. If you have not gotten your cole crops planted, now is the time.

Fall mums are out for sale for those who want to get started early on replenishing their garden for fall. 

If you have not been out recently to the store, the display gardens are in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous. Lisa has been doing an amazing job of taking care of them. I love to walk through them first thing in the morning before the store opens.

In this issue, easy to care for shrub roses,  over wintering plants in containers and links to toxic and non toxic plants for pets.

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

Easy To Care For Shrub Roses
Shrubs roses are one of the easiest roses to care for. They bloom all summer, are great for creating borders around your yard, and planted in mass they create a stunning look. Best of all they require very little pruning making more time for fun and less work.

We have several varieties of shrub roses in stock, but three of Katrina's favorites are as follows.
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Peachy Keen

Flowers open shell pink with a yellow center, then fade to pastel pink.

Height: 3 Feet
Width: 3 - 4 Feet

Double white lightly fragrant flowers.

Height: 6- 7 Feet or maintain trimmed at 4 Feet.
Width: 3-4 Feet
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Lemon Fizz
New for 2015!

Features stunning yellow blooms.

Height: 3-4 Feet
Width: 2-3 Feet
Over Wintering Perennials & Shrubs In Containers
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This past week, we have responded to many phone calls regarding whether or not you can over winter perennials, fruits, trees and shrubs in containers.

When overwintering plants above ground there is a greater chance of injury and death due to temperature fluctuations and an increased chance of the plant drying out. However, there are precautions a gardener can take to help increase the plant's odds for survival.

For best success follow the instructions below:
  • Look for an area that stays between 32 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit such as an unheated garage or shed. Do not over winter plants inside a greenhouse or other warm place. They need the dormancy period in order to rejuvenate for the coming year.
  • Give the plants water before placing them inside. You will need to water once every few weeks during the winter to keep the soil from drying out.
  • Wait until perennials,fruits and shrubs have gone dormant. This usually begins after the first good frost. Then move them inside.
  • For trees, place them against the house or protected area away from winter winds. The east or northeast side of the barriers works well. 
  • Protect the soil from freezing by placing bags of mulch or straw around the base of all the pots. The better protected the soil is from freezing the better your chances for survival.
  • In late March/early April, move  containers back outside. Make sure to watch weather alerts for possible hard freezes.
There is no guarantee that your plants will survive the winter in their containers, but this will give them the best chance. 
Toxic & Non Toxic Plants For Pets
We are all aware how cats and dogs love to chew on things that may not necessarily be good for them, including our favorite plants.

When this happens, it is good to know what ones may pose a threat and if you need to take any action.

The websites below offer a list of toxic and non-toxic plants for pets.
* If a plant is not listed and you are unsure of its toxicity contact your vet.

Many plants on these lists are only mildly toxic and a very large amount would have to be ingested to even become a threat.

Some are more poisonous and awareness or steps to avoid a poisoning incident may be in order.

If you find one of your plants listed as toxic, you can, place the plant out of reach or block off the area making it inaccessible to your pet.

Another idea may be to use a pet repellent such as Cat & Dog Stopper or Dog & Cat Scram. These products are available in our garden center and may help deter pets away from plants that are listed as more dangerous. Just follow the directions on the back of the packages.

Take a few minutes now to get to know your plants. With a little knowledge you can have your plants and keep your pets healthy, too.
Attention Eco Brick Buyers
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The price of Eco Bricks will be going up September 1, 2015.
PREPAY NOW and get the CURRENT PRICE and we will hold your order for future pickup!!
Ladies' Nite Out!
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Thursday, September 17th: Ladies’ Nite Out
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $30
Tickets Go On Sale August 19th!
Proceeds benefit Hospice of Central Ohio
Bring some mad money and join us for an evening of dining, styling, shopping and fun. This annual event has become a well-attended tradition.

Purchase tickets before the event as this event sells out quickly.
Tickets will be available for sale at Wilson’s (740)763-2873 & at Hospice of Central Ohio (740)788-1400

Door Prizes * Food * Fashion Show * Vendors * Raffle Drawings * Wall of Wine * Silent Auction * Goody Bags and More!

Please be aware this year is a little different. The store will close to the public at 4 pm on September 17th to allow us time to set up for the evening. We will reopen the doors for the event at 5:30 pm. Only vendors will be allowed in for set up between 4 pm – 5:30 pm.

Don’t forget to bring a food or cash donation to benefit Hospice families during the holidays and throw the dice to win a prize!

A portion of all Wilson’s Garden Center sales that evening benefit Hospice of Central Ohio.
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