December 2014





"Christmas When and Why"


"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens -
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind's eye."
-   Katherine S. White

Editor The New Yorker Magazine 1925-1960




Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery

Your Place for All Seasons!




Rosemary grows well indoors for the winter. 

It requires 6-8 hours of sunlight and dry conditions.  Terra Cotta pots work well.






The Dirt...




Keep the plant in a well-lit location (like near a window) away from direct sunlight – too much heat and light can stunt growth and burn the leaves. It should also be away from drafts, heat vents, fireplaces or other sources of hot air.



Christmas Cactus



Seedin & Weedin...


Getting to the Root of It...














Homemade Potpourri

Green Scene...


1. Plan on putting holiday greenery up a week or two before Christmas.


2. Buy greenery as close as possible to when you plan to use it.If you buy greenery early, keep it outside until needed.


3. Keep your holiday greens in the garage or outside when not on display.


Fresh Greens

 Dig This...

Gift Cards are available

on our wesite


*Always the right size

* No Calories

* Returns not needed

Reed Oestreich, a retired Woodmore Educator and Christmas enthusiast,

will be presenting his book,

"Christmas When and Why".

The book will share information on how the season is celebrated in many countires of the world and

will cover other aspects of Christmas such us the meaning of the candy cane. Following the presentation, Mr. Oestrich will be available for book signings.

This is a FREE event.




Wear an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" into

The Christmas Shoppe at Bench's

December 13, 2014

and receive 30% off

Hoilday Items Purchased.*

* Does not include Gift Certificates,

T Shirts, Live Plants, Fresh Greens, Cemetery Memorials, or Sale Items

Not valid with any other offer.







Our Friends

over 60

Receive 10% off

Holiday Purchases*

December 2,9,16, and 23 2014

* Does not include Gift Certificates,

T Shirts, Live Plants, Fresh Greens, Cemetery Memorials, or Sale Items

Not valid with any other offer.




Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale

Reservations can be made by calling


but are not required.

Flowers & Filler Suggestions:

  • Lavender

  • Roses (petals, buds, rose hips)

  • Pine cones

  • Cedar tips


  • Mint

  • Lemon Balm

  • Thyme

  • Rosemary


  • Cinnamon Sticks

  • Cloves

  • Nutmeg

  • Vanilla Beans


  • 2 parts dried flowers, 1 part dried herbs and leaves, .5 part spices


  • Seal in a jar, crock, airtight container or ziploc baggies and store in a cool, dark place until it’s ready to use.

  • For freshly made mix, allow to cure for about six weeks before using.




Tips for Care

Tips for Care

Merry Memorials are now available.

Featuring Pillows, Blankets, Boxes, Wreaths,

Vases and Saddles.



Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery is a division of Benchmore Farms, Inc., and is a member of the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, Professional Plant Growers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Florist's Association and National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Bench's Greenhouse

18063 W State Route 105
Elmore, OH 43416
Phone: 419-862-3596
Fax: 419-862-2529

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