We'd like to invite you to join us 
for these fun events in April!
Garden Kick-Off event picture and flyer information - at Hillermann Nursery and Florist on 4-2-16 at 10 am


April First Saturday Kids
Saturday, April 2 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monarch butterfly on zinnia flower bloom
Bring the kids by to plant a marigold/zinnia Butterfly Garden - $5.00 fee.

Make a butterfly plant marker - FREE.

Please call to RSVP for the Butterfly Garden activity.
Ladies' Night Out
Thursday, April 7 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
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       Join us for a fun night out - just for the Girls! Enjoy vendor booths, samples and demonstrations including container and mini garden demos during the event.

Spring Wreath Make-N-Take workshop at 5:00 pm - $40.00 fee
Limit of 20 people (Please sign up for workshop when you RSVP)

Much more fun will be available!

Get 20% OFF Nursery & Garden Center Items! 
During this event only

Please call 636-239-6729 to RSVP by 4/4/16

Bark for Life and Safe Paws Event
Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 am to Noon
Black lab dog at Bark for Life
        A fun event for you to bring your dog(s) and family to enjoy! There are many fun activities for your dog(s) and you to enjoy, including a treat dig, duck pond and a treat eating contest. There will be vendor booths, training demos and a Silent Auction for everyone to enjoy. $10.00 entry fee includes a t-shirt, goody bag, and activities. There will even be a photographer to take dog & owner pictures included with your entry! Purina Farms, Tenth Life (with adoptable kitties) and Comfort Dog Ministries will be among the guests for this event.

All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Franklin County.

One FREE Dogwood tree seedling per person will be given away  
While supplies last.  

Safe Paws,
sponsored by Espoma Organics, offers tips to keep pets safe outdoors by
avoiding the dangers of lawn and garden hazards, including chemicals.

Bring dog treats for a collection to mail shoe-boxes to military dogs across seas.

Plant and fertilizer specials available. Monarch Café open 10:30-2:00.

For more information on the event or to have a booth,
Contact Rhonda Mueller at 314-401-3642 or washmoblf@gmail.com.

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Purple Martin birds on a birdhouse
Purple Martins
by Sandi McDonald

      Martins traditionally used tree cavities for nesting, but now houses supplied by people are their primary form of residence.  Purple Martins are named for the purplish sheen on their bodies.  Expect Martins to return from their Brazil wintering grounds around March 15th.  Providing housing for Martins is certainly more of a challenge than for other birds.  Many varieties and considerations need to be looked at to see if it is right for you.
Ten Reasons Why People Fail to
Attract Purple Martins
by Sandi McDonald

            Over one million people maintain housing for Purple Martins.  Unfortunately, only a small percentage of these folks successfully attract breeding martins.  Below is a list of the top ten reasons why so many people fail.  Your chances of attracting martins will greatly increase if you avoid making these common mistakes.

1. Housing placed to close to tall trees or in yards that are too enclosed.  There should be no trees taller than martin housing within 40 feet of it, preferably 60.
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Potato Plant Line ArtFun Project - Taters In A Basket!
       Have you ever tried growing potatoes in tough clay soil? The results are usually less than bad. However, here is the perfect solution for growing great potatoes. Grow them in a pot. Now, whether you have clay soil, live in an apartment, or don't have a garden at all, you can grow potatoes the ole' yard boy way. And that's in a container.

Seed Potatoes are available in our Garden Center!

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It's Time to Start a Lawn Program for a 
Healthy Green Lawn!
A nice lawn with a house in the background
Self applied lawn programs
available in our Garden Center:
Fertilome Lawn Program Special: 
Purchase all four bags together for $89.00
(A savings of $20.39! Self applied.)
Espoma Organic Lawn Product Special:
Purchase all four bags together for $119.00
(A savings of $25.96! Self applied.)
Hillermann Professionally Applied Lawn Program:
        Hillermann's Landscape Division can help you have a beautiful green, weed free lawn with a professionally applied lawn program. We do all the steps at the right time for your lawn. We have a complete lawn program that is customizable to your needs. 
       Call us at 636-239-6729 for a FREE quote or to learn more about our lawn and landscape services.

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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 the artists at work creating 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. You can even just drop in and try you hand on an available wheel for the same cost.
       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. The Pot Shop is an open studio for all new and experienced potters to practice their skills.
For more information, call Noreen at (636)584-3169 or
send an email to potshopathillermann@gmail.com.
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Adoptable dog, Little Boy, from Franklin County Humane Society Featured Adoptable Pet 

       Hello there! My name is Little Boy. I am a three year old Jack Russell Terrier mix whose owner could no longer keep me. If you know about my breed, you know a nice walk everyday or a yard where I can run off some energy would be good for me. Even though I may be little, I have a big heart full of love. I would do best as an only dog since I like being the center of attention, but a home with older kids would be fine. I love being held, and being a lap dog would be my dream come true.  So if you are looking for a new forever friend, I am the guy for you!
       Love, Little Boy

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

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