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E-Newsletter 5/31/16
Dear Friends,
       I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! The weather cooperated better then early forecasts, that showed a chance of storms every day. If you have not finished your color planting, it is not too late! Come by and check out our great selection in all plant departments. We have many coupons and specials available. See the newspaper ad below and the Overstock Inventory Sale sheet included in this newsletter.
Hope to see you soon!

The Hillermann Nursery and Florist Newspaper ad for 6-1-16

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Join us for these Events!  - Heading graphic

Life-cycle of a butterfly craft necklace
June First Saturday Kids
Saturday, June 4
Between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
       Bring the kids by to make a FREE Butterfly Life Cycle necklace anytime between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm! Sign up for our Kids' Email Newsletter for activities and notices.

Succulent Container Garden at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Succulent Container Garden 
Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 am
       Succulent plants have become very popular as beautiful easy care plants. Make a succulent container garden for your home. ($30.00 Supply fee). Please call 636-239-6729 to RSVP.


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Hillermann's Customer Appreciation Weekend
Saturday & Sunday,  
June 11 & 12

       We want to show our customers our appreciation! Take advantage of the 20% OFF Plants and Garden Center Items Special this weekend only (Some exclusions apply). Join us for these activities on Saturday 6/11/16: Irrigation 101 from 9:00 to 10:00 am, and Butterfly and Bee Plants for Your Garden from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Make a lightweight container that looks like concrete at the Hypertufa Container Make-N-Take Workshop at 10:00 am - (Leave your container here to dry and return on June 19, 2016 to plant it - container materials, soil and plants all included in the $40.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to register for this workshop). Live music by Dave Bennett from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Enter for a chance to win prizes. Our Monarch Cafe will be open for FREE lunch from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.

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  Water flowing from a water hose
       Please take care when using Washington tap water for our wildlife.
       Washington tap water is now treated with chlorine. It should be fine to use in Birdbaths or dog/cat water bowls. The chlorine will dissipate into fumes with our heat and the sun. However, if using this for our fragile Hummingbirds, I suggest that you boil the water for several minutes to rid the chlorine from your homemade sugar solution.
       The largest concern we have been dealing with are water gardens in backyards. Sudden fish kills have been reported. When cleaning your gardens out for spring or topping them off with Washington tap water, you now NEED TO add de-chlorinator to the water. This product is sold here at Hillermann's and easy to use.
       Don't hesitate to call us if you have questions.
       Thanks, Sandi

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Overstock Inventory Sale information for HIllermann Nursery and Florist. Sale good through 6-5-16.
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7 Things You Can Do For Pollinators
Pollinator Partnership -

 Picture of a honey bee flying to a flower
1. Plant for Pollinators
* Habitat opportunities abound on every landscape - from window boxes to acres of farms to corporate campuses to utility and roadside corridors - every site can be habitat.
* Utilize plants native to your area (or at the least, non-invasive for your area).
* Utilize the BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener App or the Ecoregional Planting Guides available on the website.
Decide among the plant material options - seeds, plugs, plants or a combination.
* Know your soil type and select appropriate plant material.
* Plant in clusters to create a "target' for pollinators to find.
* Plant for continuous bloom throughout the growing season from spring to fall.
* Select a site that is removed from wind, has at least partial sun, and can provide water.
* Allow material from dead branches and logs remain as nesting sites; reduce mulch to allow patches of bare ground for ground-nesting bees to utilize; consider installing wood nesting blocks for wood-nesting natives.
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Japanese Beetle on a leaf
Japanese Beetles
       As frightening as these little bugs can be, if they were not so destructive - their distinctive iridescent luster makes them almost "pretty." Numerous phone calls, reporting their return have been coming in. The question is almost always the same. "How do we make them go away?" Japenese Beetles are the adult stage of the White Grub, which can destroy your lawn. The adults will devour your treasured plants. The best defense is the eradication of the grubs by using a season long Grub Killer or by applying the beneficial product Milky Spore.
       Milky Spore, once established can keep your lawn grub free for 15-20 years, AND, it's organic.
       To alleviate the adult pests from your prize rose bushes or fruit trees, Japenese Beetle traps are available to safely lure them away. This organic trap uses a Pheromone to attract them to fly into the trap in which they cannot escape. This stops the life cycle of the beetle. So, consider Milky Spore or Japanese Beetle traps and come visit us for help.
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The Pot Shop logo  Noreen throwing pottery on the wheel at the Pot Shop inside Hillermann Nursery and Florist

       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 Classes: We are enrolling now for adult and kids pottery summer classes! Learn to make your own pottery items with hands on instruction! Supplies are included.
       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 $30.00 per person and can host 3 - 12 people ($25.00 per person for parties of 6 or more). You can even just drop in and try you hand on an available wheel for $25.00.
       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
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Adoptable cat Paisley from Franklin County Humane Society Featured Adoptable Pet 

       Hi there, my name is Paisley and I am a beautiful dilute Calico girl looking for someone that I can talk to and rub up against. Those are my most noticeable traits. I feel that I could be your welcome ambassador for our home, so please stop by and meet me. I am worth every bit of the effort.
       Purrs truly, Paisley
Franklin County Humane Society
1222 West Main Street, Union, MO 63084 ~ Phone: 636-583-4300 ~ Website

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