Bird and plant pictures and store information for Hillermann Nursery and Florist
E-Newsletter 2/16/16
Dear Friends,

       We hope you had a great Valentine's Day. Thank you to those who allowed us to play "Cupid" for you. It was a phenomenal week, and we were able to make every delivery even though the weather was not favorable.
       Now is the time to focus on getting spring started by picking up your garden seeds and the supplies you need to get them started! Check out the seed starting articles included in this newsletter for helpful tips.
       Stop by and see all the new items and displays in our Garden Center. Spring is on it's way!

A great selection of garden seeds available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist Seed starting supplies available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

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Bird of the Week photo and text graphic. 
  Black-Capped and Carolina Chickadee
Black Capped ChickadeeBasics: These two birds are extremely similar in looks, but across most of eastern North America, chickadee identification is simple. Carolina Chickadee occurs in the south and Black-capped in the north. The black capped tends to have a brighter and more contrasting overall appearance. The Black-capped Chickadee is the chickadee you will see here.
Housing: When building a birdhouse for the Black-capped Chickadee, it would be good to use Red Cedar. A floor area of about 4" x 4" would provide enough space. The height should be around 9" (inside). The entrance hole should be located 7" from the floor to the top of the hole and should be 1 " in diameter. This birdhouse should then be mounted on a tree, post, or wall which provides partial shade. The placement height can be anywhere from 4 and 12 feet high.
Food: Suet, peanuts, peanut butter, black oil sunflower seeds and bread product kitchen scraps.
How to Attract: Provide food, water, and shelter. Keep cats and other pets indoors. Provide suitable perches near feeders so Chickadees can flit away to a safe spot to eat each seed.
Fact: Individual birds CAN become tame enough to hand feed. Black capped Chickadees are monogamous birds.
Tip: Plant trees and shrubs of different sizes in mixed clumps to provide better foraging areas.

Bird of the Week Special:

20% OFF
Suet Bird Food

Good through 2/22/16. Not good with any other sale, coupon
or discount or on previous purchases. Print this coupon or mention
offer at the checkout counter.

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


Picture of a Dieffenbachia plant        Dieffenbachia is a genus of flowering tropical plants. It is a perennial herbaceous plant with straight stem, simple and alternate leaves containing white spots and flecks, making it attractive as indoor foliage. Species in this genus are popular as houseplants because of their tolerance of shade. The common name, "dumb cane," refers to effect of raphides (needle shaped crystals of calcium) in the plant, which can cause a temporary inability to speak. Dieffenbachia need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient. They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary houseplant fertilizer. Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves. Yellowing of the leaves is generally a sign of problematic conditions, such as a nutrient deficiency in the soil. Dieffenbachia responds well to hot temperatures and dry climates.

Houseplant of the Week Special:

20% OFF 
Dieffenbachia Plants  
& Empty Potting Containers

Good through 2/22/16. Not good with any other sale, coupon or
discount or on previous purchases. Print this coupon or mention
offer at the checkout counter.

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Join us for these Events!  - Heading graphic

GreenBird Biodegradable birdhouse decorated by son of Hillermann Nursery and Florist employee Kristen March First Saturday Kids
Saturday, March 5, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
       Bring the kids by to build a GreenBird Biodegradable Birdhouse from a kit. $5.00 supply fee. They can make a bag of bird nesting material FREE, and take home an information sheet on nesting materials they can provide for the birds. A FREE coloring station will be available. 20% off birdhouses and feeders this weekend only! Please call to RSVP at 636-239-6729.

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20% OFF
Birdhouses & Bird Feeders
On March 5 & 6, 2016 ONLY! Say "Birdie" at checkout.
Pansy plant 6-packs available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist  Spring Kick-Off
Saturday, March 19 from 8:00 am to Noon
       We can help you get spring started! Landscape designers will be here to help you with consultation and design tips for landscaping at your home from 8:00 am to Noon. Two Make-N-Take Workshops will be available: At 10:00 am - "Make a Herb Container Garden," $25.00 supply fee; At 10:30 am - "Make a Hypertuffa Container," $40.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to RSVP for workshops. See the "Getting Ready for Spring" presentation at 11:00 am by Bill Ruppert, owner of the St. Louis office of National Nursery Products - Missouri Mulch representatives will be here grilling hot dogs for lunch. Take advantage of a Fresh Floral Special - Order Easter Flowers this day and pick a LUCKY EGG for a FREE prize.  
The Easter Bunny's arrival at Hillermann Nursery and Florist See the Easter Bunny at Hillermann's!
Saturday, March 19 from 10:00 to 12:00pm
       Join us to visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny! (Bring your camera). Kids can decorate a picture frame for a $5.00 supply fee. A FREE coloring station will be available. Story time for the kids at, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and Noon. Please call 636-239-6729 to RSVP.  

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Vegetables - Starting from Seed
Botanical Interests vegetable seed  packets at Hillermann Nursery and Florist        I'm not a fan of winter. There is nobody more excited than I am to see those first signs of spring, like the appearance of crocus. They pop up, and then I know I'm down the home stretch. It is at this time that I can also begin planning my vegetable containers. Part of my planning is deciding which vegetables I should start from seed. During these early months before spring is also the time that you should begin planting many of the summer vegetables you want to start from seed. Some seeds should be started indoors. There are others that you will be able to plant directly outside into the ground. Follow these simple steps to sprout all sorts of tasty treats this coming season.
Dave transplanting Brussels Sprout seedlings at Hillermann Nursery and Florist Starting seed indoors - here is what you need to get started:
       Something to plant in - peat pots, planting trays, and peat pellets work best. Just make sure the container drains well and is large enough that it will not dry out between watering.
       Seedling potting mix - you will want to use a potting soil that is designed for starting seeds. Fertilome seed starting soil is the perfect medium for germinating seeds. The mix is designed to promote better root development in young plants.

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Happy Leap Year! 
A leaping frog clip art 
Leap Day Special - Monday, February 29!

Save 29% OFF
Garden Center Merchandise!

On Leap Day 2/29/2016 ONLY! Say "Leap Day" at checkout.
(Equipment & Landscape departments excluded)

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Seed starting tips graphic

Click the image above for a printable file.

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The Pot Shop logo   Hand-made pottery by the Pot Shop inside Hillermann Nursery and Florist. Finished pottery items available for purchase.  
       Visit the Pot Shop in the Garden Center at Hillermann Nursery & Florist. Watch 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!
       Pottery Parties: This is a great group activity for all ages! Each guest can create hers or his own piece of pottery. We provide all the materials - all you need to bring is your imagination. Ideal for birthday parties, scout groups, home schooled groups, or just a fun get together with family and friends. 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!
       Pottery Membership: With a membership, you can join us during our open hours to make your own pottery.
For more information, call Noreen at (636)584-3169
or send an email to
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Adoptable dog Connor from Franklin County Humane Society Featured Adoptable Pet 
       Hello, my name is Connor. I am a nice golden tan gentle giant. I am part Lab and something tall and slender. I am wonderful with other dogs, and I absolutely adore people. I am very calm in my kennel and never make a peep; I just sit calmly, watch everyone, and hope that they notice me. I am smart, handsome and just right for receiving petting. Please come to the Franklin county humane society to visit me. I promise I will do my best to make you happy if you do the same.
       Love, Connor
Franklin County Humane Society
1222 West Main Street, Union, MO 63084 ~ Phone: 636-583-4300 ~ Website

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