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E-Newsletter 1/12/16
Dear Friends,

       We are in the midst of inventory and re-setting the store for spring!! I'm so excited to be starting on this new season. We will be receiving new items and creating new displays in almost all our departments.
       Have you seen our expanded mini garden department? Mini gardening is very trendy right now, and we have a huge selection of items to choose from. You can even join us this Saturday for a Mini Garden Make-N-Take Workshop! See the details in the event listings below.  
       Our event committee is meeting to set a fun year of events, workshops, education and more. Stayed tuned as you will begin to hear about these very shortly!

Various planted mini gardens available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist  Mini garden village display - mini garden items available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

The mini garden department at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

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Workshop students making mini gardens at Hillermann Nursery and FloristMini Garden Make-N-Take Workshop 
Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 am
       Mini Gardens are a fun way to create a miniature landscape in a container. Create your own Mini Garden to take home. A container, plants and mini decor items are included in a $40.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.
Picture of a moss ball hanging planter
String Garden Make-N-Take Workshop 
Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 am
       String gardens are a cool, trendy way to add living art to your home. Create your own moss ball string garden to take home. $20.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.

A small fish bowl with a plant Beta Fish Bowl Make-N-Take Workshop
Saturday January 30 at 10:00 am
       A Betta Bowl is the best of having a pet fish and a houseplant to live and grow together. Create a classic Beta fish and plant bowl combination to take home. $25.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.

Children with the sky in the background February First Saturday Kids
Saturday, February 6 from
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
       Bring the kids by to make a fun Valentine's Gift Planter for Mom and Dad - $5.00 supply fee. Make a Valentine's Day Card to match for FREE. Please call to RSVP at 636-239-6729.


Valentine's Cash & Carry Roses by Hillermann's
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14
We will be open on Valentine's Day
from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Celebrate your relationships! We have gifts to fit all personalities and ages! Flower arrangements, gift cards, plants, garden tools and décor, wind chimes and more!
Call us at 636-239-6729.

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Bird of the Week photo and text graphic.

Picture of an American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Basics: The American Goldfinch is also known as the "Yellow finch" and can be identified by it's bright yellow coloring, nicely trimmed in black. These birds are a social flock that travel usually in large numbers. The bright coloring is most evident in early spring, as their winter color is a very dull version of the above.  
Housing: Most yellow finches will not nest in a bird house, but may use a basket-style house with a fairly open top as a base for building a nest. They will sometimes also use a regular birdhouse for temporary shelter.
Food: Finches like smaller seeds such as aster, sunflower, dandelion and especially thistle.
How to attract: The easiest way to attract these birds is with a mesh bag feeder or a nyjer tube feeder full of Nijer Thistle Seeds.
Fact: A group of these birds are called a charm of goldfinches. Primarily, this species is monogamous!
Tip: If you want to see a spectacular show, place a good amount of seed out before a storm rolls in. American Goldfinches will go into a feeding frenzy when they sense the weather is about to get bad.


Bird of the Week Special:

20% OFF 
Nyjer Thistle Birdseed

Good through 1/18/16. Not good with any other sale, coupon or
discount or on previous purchases.  HNFNL


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Houseplant of the Week - picture of a houseplant with text graphic

Heart shaped philodendron plant Philodendron
       Most Philodendrons are vine type houseplants that clamber in trees in their native habitat, thus, the common name - which translates as "tree lover." They grow well in most indoor lighting conditions at normal room temperature, or slightly warmer. Heart-leaf philodendron is one of the most popular and best foliage plants available and is often utilized for potted plants. These plants are a workhorse for removing all kinds of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Philodendrons are particularly good at battling formaldehyde from sources like particleboard. So besides being good for the indoors, this species comes in many different popular varieties. We carry many of them and invite you in to see what we have to offer.

Houseplant of the Week Special:

20% OFF  
Philodendron Plants

Good through 1/18/16. Not good with any other sale coupon or
discount or on previous purchases.  HNFNL 

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Plants reduce airborne molds and bacteria photo and graphic from Ball Seed

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Equipment Center Winter Tune-Up graphic

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Fighting Off Houseplant Pests
Ellen Zachos, Multi Briefs 
Mealy bug pests on a plant stem        If you grow houseplants, there will come a time when you discover a houseplant pest problem. Fortunately, by following just a few easy steps, you can keep your indoor garden clean and healthy.
1. When you buy a new houseplant, isolate it for a week or two and watch it carefully. Don't integrate it into your indoor garden until you're sure it's clean and healthy.
2. Keep your growing areas clean. Debris is a breeding ground for insects, so clean up dead leaves and flowers as they fall. If you discover an infestation, clean the area thoroughly, including window sills, containers and anything else in contact with the affected plants.
Click here for more.
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The Pot Shop logo   Pottery Birthday Party picture at the Pot Shop in Hillermann Nursery and Florist  

       Visit the Pot Shop in the Garden Center at Hillermann Nursery & Florist. Watch the artists at work creating one of a kind hand made pottery and browse our finished pieces! See pottery in all the different stages of creating, firing and glazing! There is always something new to see just created by the Pot Shop staff.
       Pot Parties: Are the kids getting antsy while stuck inside for winter? Keep them busy for a while by scheduling a Pottery Party! Each guest can create hers or his own piece of pottery. We provide all the materials - all you need to bring is your imagination. Enjoy visiting with friends while you get creative! Ideal for birthday parties, scout groups, home schooled groups, or just a fun get together with family and friends. This is a great activity for all ages! Pot Parties are just $25.00 per person and can host 3 - 12 people.
       Pottery Classes: Learn to make your own pottery items with hands on instruction! We can work with your schedule. Call us to learn more!
       Membership: With a membership, you can join us during our open hours to make your own pottery.
For more information,
call Carol at (636)221-5593 or Noreen at (636)584-3169
or send us an email to

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Adoptable cat, Nilla, from the Franklin County Humane Society Featured Adoptable Pet 

       My name is Nilla. I am an adorable little round, fluffy, 3 month old, buff tabby girl. I am bursting with purrs so I need someone to pet me and hold me a lot in order to release them! Ha, ha! Honestly, if you come to meet me, you will not be disappointed as I find myself irresistible.
       Purrs and meows, Nilla

Franklin County Humane Society
1222 West Main Street, Union, MO 63084 ~ Phone: 636-583-4300 ~ Website

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