Bird and plant pictures and store information for Hillermann Nursery and Florist
E-Newsletter 2/25/16

Get Ready to Spring Into Nesting Season!
       A great way to use extra time inside during the winter is to get all of your backyard bird items ready for spring. Use this time to clean your hummingbird and oriole feeders to make sure you catch these visitors on the first pass through. I always find myself scrambling around Tax Day searching and digging for my hummingbird feeders, making sure they are cleaned and ready to go. Pick up any new nesting and feeding items you'd like to have for your feathered visitors this spring from the great selection in our garden center. We can help you choose items to suit the needs of your favorite types of birds.
       Winter is a great time to get the kids involved and there are many inside activities to do involving birding. Times in the past of assembling and putting together a birdhouse with my Grandpa Hillermann were memorable. You can easily use a pattern or a kit to build new birdhouses. Grab some paint and brushes and let your kids or grand-kids decorate the outside to give it his or her own special touch. Then you can put up your houses out when the weather breaks and be ready for nesting season. Stop by and check out all our birding items!

Bird and wildlife items available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist  Bird and wildlife items available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

Bird and wildlife items available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

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Bird of the Week photo and text graphic.   
White Breasted Nuthatch

White Breasted NuthatchBasics: The Upside-down bird! This species often walks upside down on tree trunks and branches. These birds have clean black, gray, and white markings.
Housing: These birds typically nest in a natural tree cavity or in an old woodpecker hole, although they may use a birdhouse.
Food: Offer large nuts such as sunflower and peanuts, and put out bird suet.
How to attract: Offer the foods mentioned above, water, shelter and nesting sites.
Fact: With a little patience you can get nuthatches to eat from your hand. Let them get used to you by a feeder, then hold out your hand with sunflower seeds in it.
Tip: They can be quite aggressive at feeders. With wings spread they will swing from side to side to keep other birds away.

Bird of the Week Special:

Prince Songbird Wild Bird Seed 
20 lb. Bag, Regular $9.99
Just $7.99 

Good through 3/2/15. 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
Mini Garden Plants
 Mini Garden available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist       Miniature plants can be used in a variety of ways. They work great in cute little containers, terrariums, and of course in fairy gardens. The joy of miniature gardening is the blend of crafting and gardening. The crafting part is the creation of your idea and putting it into a garden. The gardening part is choosing the plants that suit your idea and will grow well together. The same golden rule applies here as in your landscape - choose the right plant for the right place. The associates at Hillermann Nursery are here to help you with design, selection and care tips.

Plant of the Week Special: 
20% OFF
Mini Garden Plants
& Empty Potting Containers  

Good through 2/29/16. 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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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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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 their own 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.
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.
  Spring Kick-Off
Saturday, March 19 from 8:00 am to Noon
Pansy plant 6-packs available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist       We can help you get spring started! Landscape designers will be here to help you with consultation and design tips for landscape projects 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 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
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.
Please call 636-239-6729 to RSVP.

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Terrarium Succulent Arrangement
Video by Garden Answer

Click the image above to watch the video. 

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Grow Fresh Veggies from GMO FREE SEEDS

Botanical Interests vegetable seed  packets at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
       GMO FREE means that our seeds are not "Genetically modified organisms" (foods produced in laboratories to meet precise individual specifications). Click the link below for a web page that explains GMO, and why you should be aware. Enjoy! 

Click here to learn more. 
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Botanical Interests Gourmet Blend Beet seed packet front. Seeds available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Reading a Seed Packet
       There is a lot of information contained on a seed packet, and it can be overwhelming to know what to look for when purchasing, but Botanical Interests' seed packets make it easy. Consider these four things when choosing a variety-when it blooms, how much sun it needs, how big it gets, and days to harvest. You'll find that information listed on the front of our packet right above a brief description of why you are going to love this variety.

Botanical Interests seed packet back. Seeds available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist        Once you have your packets home, the back of the packet gives you more specific sowing information. We recommend sowing based on your average last frost date and whether to start sowing indoors or outdoors. When you're ready to plant, cutout the plant tag and secure it to a garden stake. The tag tells you the number of days before seedlings emerge, how deep to sow seeds into the soil, the distance between seeds, and recommended thinning instructions. The reverse side of the plant tag shows a visual of the seedling to help you identify it when it emerges.

Botanical Interests seed packet inside information. Seeds available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist        Now your seeds are planted, but there's still more information inside the packet! The inside explains optimal growing conditions, such as how often to water and when to transplant, as well as harvesting methods. Often, our seed packets also include the history of the plant, recipes, and tips on keeping your cut flowers and harvested vegetables fresh.

       Having the right information is the first step in being a successful home gardener! Come look at all of our beautifully illustrated, information packed, and high quality seed containing seed packets from Botanical Interests Seed Company - a family owned business!
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Seed packets and cabbage background pictures with text - Create your own Cabbage Patch

       These heads wear many hats-red, wrinkled and crinkled, or upright and strong. Cabbage grows best in fertile, rich soil with good drainage, consistent moisture, and full sun. Check the seed packet information on each variety to the days and weeks to sow or transplant before the average last frost in spring and before the average first frost in fall. Cabbage "heads-up" in cool weather (between 50F or above 75F) and is sweetened with a nip of frost. Therefore, plan your sowing based on the best weather for harvesting, then using the days to maturity, count back to the ideal sowing date.
       Come check out our good selection of Botanical Interests cabbage seeds and more available in our garden center.  

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The Pot Shop logo   Pottery on Potting Wheel - (c) Pot Shop photo
       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!
       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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A cat, puppy and a dog

Adopt A Pet Today! 


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

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