Hello Friends,
My favorite Christmas ornaments are ones that remind me of things our family has enjoyed doing together.  There's the little red sled ornament, because the one year we stayed in New Jersey for Christmas, it snowed and the kids were able to go sledding on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.  For a Southerner, that was truly memorable.  There's also the gingerbread house ornament, because our tradition was to make these culinary delights for decoration and later to eat!  Another favorite is the fat Santa with a clear window into his tummy where you could see all the cookies he ate on Christmas Eve, including the ones we always set out on a plate for him.

So, as I have witnessed hundreds of children each year come
to Wingard's to ride the Santa Train, I thought it would be so nice for families to be able to hang an ornament on their trees that reminds them of this special experience.   Introducing the Wingard's Family Christmas Ornament.... from our family to yours.... a reminder of the Christmas excitement that can best be seen besthrough the eyes of children.  We hope you'll hang one on your tree!
Wally & Delores Steinhauser
rewards club
For Rewards Customers Only
Be on the lookout for an email in January notifying you that your  Rewards Money is on its way! If you spent $50 or more on qualified items between June 15 and December 31,  you should receive a postcard containing your reward in the U.S. mail.
 Not a rewards member? No worries.

garden dollars
Remember those Garden Dollars
you bought back in March?
The last day you can use them is December 23rd.
So, use 'em or lose 'em!
wings and things
suet feeders
What You're Seeing in Your Yard
It's time to pull your chair close to a window and start watching your birds show up at your feeders. With cold temperatures settling in, suet feeders provide the most value to wild birds due to their high energy content. We have several types of suet and feeders available at Wings & Things.  
  • Suet Cake Feeders
  • Suet Ball Feeders
  • Suet Log Feeders
  • Tree Icing/Paste Feeders
Ask Zach

I just bought a Christmas tree that has plastic wrap on it. How do I properly dispose of it, so I don't hurt any animals?
  • Make sure to take time to cut it up into pieces where animals won't get entangled in the mesh. Many animals that do entangle themselves in Christmas Tree mesh end up losing limbs or dying as a result of improper disposal.
garden center
the scoop on birdfeeders
The Scoop on Birdfeeders

Bird feeders offer the best way to turn your own backyard into a mini oasis for the wild birds in your area. They're usually filled with a variety of seeds to suit the different species of our feathered friends. The most popular types of seed include millet, safflower, sunflower, and thistle.
In the Midlands, we can still expect some warmer autumn like days in December.  Take a much-needed break from your garden and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.  If you must be in the garden use this time for some late-fall clean-up. 
  • On warmer days, clean fallen leaves out of shrubbery beds and cut back to the ground the freeze-damaged foliage of perennials.  But if your perennials are just "freeze-dried" and still have seed heads on them, leave them for the birds' winter feast.
  • Do not prune shrubs at this time. Since most hydrangeas look dead at this point, many people make the mistake of cutting them back. Don't do it!
  • blooming _ rooting
    Also, we recommend that you do not cut back the dead limbs of lantana, angel trumpets and confederate rose until they begin to put out new growth in the spring.
  • To keep your pansies blooming, they need fertilizer and lots of sun. Deadheading helps but is not essential. Fertilize your pansies regularly with a fertilizer high in phosphate.   We carry Fertilome Blooming & Rooting Soluble Plant Food, which you just dissolve into the water you give your pansies.
  • Shrubs and trees still need water in the winter, but not as much. They will actually fare better through a severe cold spell if they are well hydrated. So if we go through a dry spell, take advantage of some of our warmer days to water your plants.
whats in
Just In

1. & 2. - Amaryllis, Paperwhites, Hyacinths & Crocus Bulbs ready to plant in pretty pots make great gifts.  They can be enjoyed indoors this winter, then transplanted outside after they flower.


3. - You've heard of Joseph's Coat of Many Colors.  We have Tommy's Table of Many Colors of Heuchera.  This low-growing evergreen plant likes the shade in the summer but will thrive in full sun in the winter.  Even better, it doesn't like a lot of water.  Works great in your beds for winter interest or in a container as a "filler" plant.

4. - Christmas Cactus
- full of buds and ready to bloom at Christmas

what_s in
What's Blooming  
  1. Have you ever thought to plant up a birdcage? 
    The succulent spilling out of this cage would be singing like a bird if it could.
  2. Encore Azaleas are STILL blooming!
  3. Sasanquas are blooming now, and they make an attractive plant gift.  This evergreen shrub can be planted in full sun.  Every time it blooms this time of year, the recipient of your gift will think of you!
  4. It's not too late to plant  pansies.  They'll bloom all winter, even if it snows!
trade in
Poinsettia Trade-In Begins January 5th

Beginning Jan. 5,  bring in your holiday Poinsettia and
receive a FREE African Violet, while supplies last.  
  • One free African Violet Per Customer
  • Poinsettia does not have to be purchased from Wingard's.
  • Any Poinsettia is acceptable, regardless of appearance.
  • We have all the items available for purchase that you need to enjoy your African Violet for years to come - potting soil, fertilizer, pots, moisture meters, and watering cans.
gift shoppe
gift shoppe december
What's new in the Gift Shoppe this month!
  • This just arrived our new Lake People Jackets are great for our South Carolina weather.  
  • Unwind in style with our Hello Mello Lounge Wear.  Comes in a variety of everyday and Christmas designs. 
  • In a hurry to get to where you're going this holiday season? Woodstock Windchimes are pre-wrapped and ready to go.
Our halls are decked with Poinsettias
Stop into the Gift Shoppe and pick out a beautiful Poinsettia to adorn your mantle or holiday table. Each is individually wrapped in a green foil and are much fuller and fresher than the ones you see in the big box stores.
produce market
PEE-cans or pe-CAANS
PEE-cans or pe-CAANS
Our Produce Manager, Mark Balser, is at it again this time gathering pecans by the bulk from our good friends at Golden Kernel down in Cameron SC. Here at Wingard's we buy nothing but the best produce this beautiful state has to offer. Enjoy!
Fill those stocking with "good for you
treats" from the Produce Market

How did oranges make it as a stocking staple?
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, money was tight, and many families simply didn't have the means to buy gifts. Instead, it was such a treat, even a luxury, to find things like a oranges and nuts in your stocking on Christmas.

Stop into the Produce Market and fill your stockings with navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit,  pecans, and chocolate covered pecans plus so much more.   

Here are a few more ideas:
  • 2 ounce Bee Trail Honey Bear
  • 3 ounce Tumeric Infused Honey
  • 3 ounce Ginger Infused Honey
  • 3 ounce Savannah Bee Cinnamon Infused Honey
  • 3 ounce Savannah Bee Chocolate Infused Honey
  • 3 ounce Savannah Bee Passion Fruit Infused Honey
  • 3 ounce Savannah Bee Lemon Infused Honey
  • 3 ounce Savannah Bee Tupelo Honey
  • 3 ounce Savannah Bee Winter White Honey
  • 3 ounce Holy Smoke Carolina Honey
  • Urban Accents Seasoning Blends
  • 3 ounce Kinloch Pecan Oil
  • e-cloths
  • 2 ounce Gillespie's Peanuts
  • Grey Ghost Cookies
  • 3 ounce Southern Straws Cheddar Cheese Crakers
  • Bourbon Barrel Smoked Spices
  • 5 ounce Willie;s Hog Dust Rubs
  • 8 ounce bags of Pecans and Chocolate Candy
  • 2 ounce Striplings Beef and Pork Jerky
  • 4 ounce Jar of Yoder's Good Health Recipe Muscle Balm
  • Vegetable and Flower Seed Packets
  • And of course your stocking isn't complete without; oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, or apples
Fresh this month in the Market...
  • Apples; Delicious and Pink Lady, Bananas, Bibb Lettuce, Butter Beans, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, English & Pickling Cucumbers,  Eggplant, Grapes, Green Beans, Green Peppers, Lemons, Okra, Red-Yellow-Sweet Onions, Pears, D'Anjou,Sweet, Baking & Red Potatoes, Radishes, Butternut - Spaghetti - Yellow Squash, Green & Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Smoked Chicken Salad and Pimento Cheese
  • Milk, Sausage, Eggs, Clemson Blue Cheese
  • Frozen Shrimp on Sale, buy two lbs. or more at $9.99 per lb.
  • Pecans and Citrus 
Looking for something unique and local
to send to a loved one?

Our Made in South Carolina Gift Boxes highlight some of our favorites. Each item is locally made and produced right here in South Carolina.   If you're looking for a unique and homegrown gift basket to send to someone on your list this box
is sure to be a hit.

small gift box
Made in South Carolina Gift Box
Small $24.99

This box includes:
  • ½ lb.  Fresh Pecan Halves
  • 8 oz. Bee Trail Farm Honey Bear
  • 9 oz. Adam's Apple Butter
medium gift box
Made in South Carolina Gift Box Medium $39.99

This box includes:
  • 6 oz. Fat Man's Candy - Sea Salt Peanut Brittle
  • 2 oz. Bee Trail Farm Honey Bear
  • 2 oz. Sweet Teeth Dark Chocolate
  • 12 oz. Tavi 4 in 1 Sauce
  • 1 lb. Fresh Pecan Halves
large gift box
Made in South Carolina Gift Box
Large $49.99

This box includes:
  • 1 lb. Fresh Pecan Halves
  • 14 oz. Mother Shucker's Original Cocktail Sauce
  • 9 oz. Adam's Apple Butter
  • 2 oz. Gillespie SaltedPeanuts
  • 8 oz. Grey Ghost Cookies
  • 8 oz. Bee Trail Farm Honey
workshops _ events
Fraser Fir
NC Fraser Fir Christmas Trees & Wreaths
Start a new family tradition, buy a real tree!  

Don't miss out on filling your home with the wonderful smell of fresh pine by stopping at Wingard's to take home a real tree.  Our trees go fast, so don't delay!

While you're here stop by our wall of bows. 
The perfect way to adorn your Fresh Fraser Fir wreath.

Want to dress up your front door
for the holidays?
We still have plenty of Potted Conical Rosemary and Leyland Cypress that are p erfectly shaped and potted to dress up your front door, porch,  patio  and deck!
Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus Pays us a Visit 
December 2 and December 9  
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
While Santa is busy making his list and checking it twice, he has sent Mrs. Claus to Wingard's to check on his favorite Wingard's children.  Come let your little ones climb up on Mrs. Claus's lap for those special memory-making photos while they enjoy one of her delicious holiday cookies.
Wingards Family Christmas
Wingard's Family Christmas  
Saturday, December 9 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Start a family tradition that will last a lifetime!
Join us at Wingard's for all your treasured holiday memories.  Meet Mrs. Claus, ride the Santa Train and stop in the Produce Market for hot apple cider and cookies. 

Admittance is Free.
Overflow parking available at Pilgrim Lutheran Church
WIngard_s ornament
Remember your holiday traditions with our exclusive Wingard's Family Christmas 
Riding the Santa Train at Wingard's, selecting a fresh cut tree from the lot, drinking hot apple cider, and giving Mrs. Claus a Christmas list to take to Santa....t he sites, the smells, the excitement ... are memorialized in a beautiful custom Christmas ornament, which elegantly depicts your Wingard's Family Christmas experience.
2017 Lake Murray Ornament
The 2017 Lake Murray ornament, "Birds Over Lake Murray" is now available exclusively at Wingard's...tenth in our series, collect them all!

It's never too early to start thinking ..."Stocking Stuffer"
The NEW 2018 Workshop LineUp
We've been planning for weeks the 2018 Workshop & Event schedule and we just posted the first in the lineup on our website.  We've brought back a few winners and have added a bunch of new and exciting workshops for you to enjoy. 

Make 2018 the year you become a true backyard enthusiast by attending one or many of our Garden Lifestyle Workshops and Events!