December 2015









Seedin & Weedin...

Weather Wednesday




Mint Jelly Thumprints



  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1⁄2 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • Amish Wedding Foods mint jelly

  • (available at Bench's)

  • Cream butter and sugar.

  • Add egg and vanilla, beat until smooth.

  • In separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Mix well.

  • Stir in flour mixture with butter, sugar and egg. Mix well.

  • Roll dough in to 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Use the end of a wooden spoon or use your thumb to press an indention in the middle of the dough. Add a small amount of jelly.

  • Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes.

Getting to the Root of it...

The average Temperature on

December 16

in Toledo, Ohio, is

37 degrees.


Tune in to WTVG at 6 am on December 19, 2015.

Whatever the high temperture for the day is


The Christmas Shoppe at Bench's

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$35 Family Photo Package

December 13, 2015

1 pm-4 pm



Let Streight's Photography capture your memories and

The Christmas Shoppe at Bench's

provide the festive backdrop.


No need for reservations but they are gladly accepted by calling Jill at 419.862.3596.



and receive

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Holiday Purchases

December 17th - 23rd


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December 10th - 15th

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The Dirt...








Green Scene...






Norway Spruce


 Dig This...

Collect ashes from your fireplace. Then put them onto your compost heap to increase the potassium content, which is valuable to plants when you reuse your compost in the garden.


Do not place in direct sunlight

when flowering to prolong bloom time.





Needle Length: 2 in

Cone Length: 5 in


Purchase a LIVE tree then PLANT it!



2016 Super Saver T Shirt

Holiday Hours


December 24 9am - 3pm

December 25 Closed

December 26 9am - 5pm

December 27 Noon - 5pm

December 28 9am - 5 pm

December 29 9am- 5pm

December 30 9am-5pm

December 31  9am- 3pm


We will see you SPRING 2016!

Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery

Your Place for All Seasons!


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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