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April 2016
We are glad to welcome spring
and the month of April!

April is often a rainy month.
You may have heard the saying,
"April Showers Bring May Flowers!"
Here is a spring coloring page for you!
Color it with spring colors and watch outside as nature unfolds it's beauty throughout spring!
Spring coloring page with flowers, a butterfly and more

Join Us for These Fun Events
  April First Saturday Kids
Monarch butterfly on zinnia flower bloomSaturday, April 2
from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
       Kids, come plant a marigold/zinnia Butterfly Garden! ($5.00 supply fee). Make a butterfly plant marker - FREE. Please call 636-239-6729 to RSVP for the Butterfly Garden activity.
Bark for Life and Safe Paws Event
Black lab dog at Bark for Life
Saturday, April 9  
from 9:00 am to Noon
       A fun event for your dog(s) and family to enjoy! Fun activities including a treat dig, duck pond, a treat eating contest. There will be vendor booths, training demos and a Silent Auction. $10.00 entry fee includes a t-shirt, goody bag, dog/owner photos and activities. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Franklin County. Purina Farms, Tenth Life, and Comfort Dog Ministries will be among the guests. Learn about Espoma Organic solutions. One FREE Dogwood tree seedling per person, while supplies last. Bring dog treats for military dogs. Plant and fertilizer specials available. Hot dog lunch available.
Earth Day & Monarch Café Event
Earth in hands Saturday, April 23
from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
       Celebrate Earth Day at this fun event! Kid's Activities from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm by Washington Parks Department. Story Time for Kids by Washington Garden Club at 10:30, 11:30; 12:30 & 1:30.
Activities and specials for Mom and Dad: 
Monarch Butterfly Talk with Joyce Oberle at 10:00 am - FREE Pollinator Garden designs. Mayor Sandy Lucy: Mayor's Pledge at 11:00 am. Pollinators - Bees & Bats Talk by Darryl Coates at 1:00 pm. Booths by Washington In Bloom, Washington Urban Forestry Council, Grow Native, and Stuart Farm (Pastured Livestock) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Mulching demos. Pollinator Kit Special: buy 6 quart size perennial or native plants and receive a FREE Pollinator Garden T-shirt. Wear this shirt on Wednesday's in April and May to get 20% OFF plants!
Displays with Earth Friendly items. Tree Specials available. And More!
We celebrate these holidays in April:
Missouri Arbor Day is Friday, April 1
Earth Dayis Friday, April 22nd
National Arbor Dayis Friday, April 29
Graphic of a tree       Plant a tree and learn how to become more Earth Friendly in your daily activities to celebrate these holidays!
Here are a few things you
can do to help the Earth:
* Turn off the water while you brush your teeth.
* Make sure you turn the water off completely when you are done using it.
* Turn off all the lights when you leave a room.
* Recycle plastic, metal, glass, paper and cardboard at a recycling center or curbside where available.

* Plant trees, shrubs and flowers to give off oxygen in the air.

       There are many more things you can do to help the Earth! Make a list to post in your home to help your family remember Earth Friendly practices. 
Art picture of the Earth       The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing at approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years, although the rate at which it occurs is not perfectly uniform. This has the effect of lengthening our days, but it happens so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will have increased by one hour to 25 hours.
       The Earth was once believed to be the center of the universe: Due to the apparent movements of the Sun and planets in relation to their viewpoint from Earth, ancient scientists insisted that the Earth remained still, while other objects in space travelled in circular orbits around it. Eventually, the view that the Sun was at the center of the universe was speculated by Copernicus, though this is also not the case.
       Earth has a powerful magnetic field: This phenomenon is caused by the nickel-iron core of the planet, coupled with its rapid rotation. This field protects the Earth from the effects of solar wind.
       The Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System: This varies according to the part of the planet; for example, the metallic core is denser than the crust. The average density of the Earth is approximately 5.52 grams per cubic centimeter.
Joke Time 
  Laughing smiley face emoticon
The 1st of every April is
"April Fools Day!"
It is a fun day for telling jokes
and playing pranks
friends and family members.
Here are a couple of ideas:
       Place a fake bug or critter somewhere it will surprise someone like in a drawer, chair or bed. When they jump, say "April Fools!"
       You could put a stuffed animal or toy under a family members arm when they are sleeping (like a cute fuzzy teddy bear for Dad). When they wake up, tell them that they had been begging for the item (fuzzy teddy bear) in their sleep and snuggled it when you gave it to them. After they think about for a little while, say "April Fools!"

Now's a good time to plant trees, shrubs and cool season flowers and vegetables. Ask our staff what varieties are good to plant now. Our Nursery and Greenhouse are filling up with lots of pretty plants! Bring Mom and Dad by so you can see them all!    

Lettuce plants available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist Vegetable plants available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

Superbell flower plants avaialble at Hillermann Nursery and Florist Hanging baskets available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

 Evergreen shrubs available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist


Until next time! 

Stay tuned for our next kids newsletter, packed with activities, facts and jokes!

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