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Westminster Store
9400 Wadsworth Pkwy.

Store Hours:
Monday - Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Saturday, October 25th
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Bring your scariest pumpkin and spiciest chili to our  Pumpkin Carving Contest and Chili Cook Off!  We'll have prizes and two categories, one for kids and one for adults.  The winners will be chosen by popular choice, so come and vote for your favorites.


Why do we carve pumpkins on Halloween? 
The practice of decorating "jack-o'-lanterns" originated in Ireland, were they where used to ward off evil spirits.  The name comes from the old Irish legend of Stingy Jack

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According to the legend, Jack was having drinks with the Devil at the local pub.  But when the bill came Jack didn't want to pay up, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin to buy their drinks.  But once Jack had a bright, shiny coin in his hand, he was just too stingy to let it go.  Jack dropped the coin into his pocket next to a silver cross, which trapped the Devil in his coin form. The Devil pleaded with Jack to let him go.  Eventually, Jack released him with the stipulation that when he died, the Devil couldn't claim Jack's soul. 

Soon after, Jack died.  After living such an unseemly life, he was turned away from the pearly gates.  When Jack showed up looking for quarter in hell, the Devil had his revenge.  He kept his word and wouldn't allow Jack enter, exiling him to wander the night for eternity.   Devil laughed and kicked him a burning ember from hell to light his way.  Jack put the coal in a turnip, creating a make-shift lantern, and sadly took his solitary way.  From that day forward he was known not as Stingy Jack but as Jack of the Lantern or Jack O'Lantern.

Originally, turnips, potatoes and beets we're used to make the grinning jack o'lanterns which children were told kept Jack and his ghoulish friends at bay. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became a major part of Halloween celebrations throughout the country.

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Fungus Gnats

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A lot of people have been asking how to get rid of those annoying little gnats that invite themselves indoors this time of year.  Check out our Fungus Gnats Fact Sheet for some tips to get rid of the little buggers.

For more houseplant care tips, check out our Houseplant Health Video!
  

Fall Tips - Houseplants

Fall Tips - Houseplants

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Ceramic Pot Sale

Beginning this Weekend

 

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Select Ceramic Pots
50% OFF
Starting this Saturday and running all month! 

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Attack of the Home Pests!

Coming Soon...



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You've seen this movie before.  As cooler weather approaches, all kinds of creepy crawlers are looking for starring roles in your garden and home.  Make sure this monster rally closes early with this blockbuster double feature!

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Bayer Home Pest

Bayer Home Pest kills insects on contact and provides up to 12 months of insect prevention.  In addition, it reduces up to 99.9% of the germs bugs can leave behind.  Spray Home Pest around your house this fall to create a bug barrier all season long.

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Bayer Complete Insect Killer
Complete controls both surface and soil insects for up to 3 months.  It's easy to apply with a fertilizer spreader and targets the most common lawn insects including ants, sod webworms, billbugs and the dreaded Japanese Beetle. 






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October
Coupon

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Five FREE Tulip Bulbs
with any $10 purchase.

Click here to print coupon and present to cashier

Offer Expires 10/31/14. Limit one per customer, please.

 

Lakewood Store
1404 Quail Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
303-232-6868
Littleton Store
5201 S. Federal Blvd., Littleton, CO
303-347-8027
Westminster Store
9400 Wadsworth Parkway, Westminster, CO
303-423-8361