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E-Newsletter 6/21/16
Sunny Summer Savings sale at Hillermann Nursery and Florist! Good 6-17-16 through 7-4-16 only. While supplies last.

Hillermann's newspaper ad for 6-22-16 with information on Water Weekend, Great specials and more!!

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Mini garden planters available at Hillermann Nursery & Florist
Summer Kids' Camp:
Make a Mini Garden
Wednesday, June 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
       Come get your hands dirty and create your very own mini garden! Let your imagination go wild! $20.00 supply fee per child. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.


Betta Fish bowl with a live fish and plant
Summer Kids' Camp:
Make a Betta Fish Bowl
Wednesday, June 29 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
       Join us today and learn how to make your very own water plant for your new betta fish! $25.00 supply fee per child. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.


Close shot of a USA Flag
Independence Day Weekend Sale
Friday July 1 through Monday July 4
       In honor of our nation's birthday, come in for 50% - 75% OFF Selected Plants and other specials! Have a Happy Independence Day Holiday! (Open Friday from 8:00-5:00; Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 10:00-3:00.)


Painted rock paperweights
July First Saturday Kids
Saturday, July 2 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
       Bring the kids by to make a FREE pair of binoculars and your choice of painting a rock (paperweight) or a terra cotta pot. Please call to RSVP at 636-239-6729.

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Hillermann Nursery & Florist Recognized as Pollinator Pantry Provider -  In the photo from left is MaryAnn Fink - St. Louis County Parks Pollinator Pantry Garden program, Tyler King - Marketing Coordinator for Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Sandi Hillermann
Hillermann Nursery & Florist Recognized
as Pollinator Pantry Provider
            MaryAnn Fink of St. Louis County Park's Pollinator Pantry Garden program did the honors of awarding Hillermann's a certificate of recognition as a "Pollinator Pantry Provider" while she visited the local nursery/garden center to give a presentation on Butterflies. MaryAnn is also the St. Louis Children's Garden Club's Butterfly Ambassador.
            The entire Pollinator Pantry program is based on "eco-matchmaking" by helping St. Louis County and surrounding county's residents create season long pollinator cafés, picnics, and parties in cultivated spaces!
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Beware! It's Mosquito Season!
By Leslie Mahin Mosquito repelling plants available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
       With mosquito season in full swing, you might be interested to know that some plants will repel these undesirable insects.
       We offer several plant varieties that have this characteristic including:
* Citronella Geraniums (AKA "Mosquito Plants)
* Lemongrass
* Lemon Thyme
       Come in and ask us about these plants and more that help repel biting insects!

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Mosquitoes and Controlling Them 
 Mosquitoes - Adult, feeding and larvae
       Mosquitoes are probably one of the more common, problematic and identifiable flying insects.
       Adult mosquitoes feed on sugars from plants or from honeydew from other insects. That is all the males' diet consists of. Female mosquitoes also feed on blood in order to produce eggs. Most females feed during a certain time of the day (usually during low-light times of the day), although some may feed throughout the day.
       Eggs hatch and become larvae, also known as "wigglers" or "wrigglers" due to the lashing movements of the abdomen. During this time, the larvae will go through four molts. Towards the end of the fourth molt, they become pupae. Then, they will emerge as adult mosquitoes.

Click here for more. 
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Hummingbirds gone from feeders?
They'll be back
By Bill Graham, Missouri Department of Conservation
Ruby-throated hummingbird at a feeder - courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation
Photo by Missouri Department of Conservation
Kansas City, Mo. - The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) natural history biologist.
"Many people see ruby-throated hummingbirds in spring when they are migrating," Rizzo said. "Even more common is seeing them at feeders from late July through late September when young are fledged and joining the population and fall migration gets underway, so birds from the north move in.  
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Washington In Bloom Yard of the Month Contest
Washington In Bloom logo        Washington In Bloom is offering the Yard of the Month contest in conjunction with the America In Bloom program. The contest runs May through October. Judging will be done the first week of the month. Judging will be based on front yard areas only. They are looking for best curb appeal (lawns, shrubs, flowers and trees). You can enter through the Washington Parks Office. Call the Washington Parks Department at 636-390-1080 for more information.
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Monarch butterfly on zinnia flower bloom100 Pollinator Garden Challenge for the Washington Area
       Participate in the challenge to help our pollinators by providing food, water, cover and places to raise young. Helpful POLLINATORS include bees, butterflies, moths, bats and hummingbirds.

Register your garden:
Bring a picture of your garden to the Washington Parks Department Office at 1220 Lakeshore Drive in Washington to register for certification and receive a certificate. For more information, call the Washington Parks Department at 636-390-1080.

Click here for a printable flyer. 
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Adoptable kitten Tiana from Franklin County Humane Society Featured Adoptable Pet 

       Hello cat lovers! Feast you eyes on me! I am a 13 week old bundle of energy who loves to romp and play like any youngster! I love to scope out my surroundings and see what I can get into, but I love to get and give tons of love as well. My gray tabby markings may be fairly common, but I know I am a standout in many ways. Of the many little kitties here in the shelter, I am pretty sure I am the sweetest, cutest, and smartest! If you come check me out, I am sure you will agree that I will keep you in stitches with my antics. No one can ever have enough fun in their life, so take me home soon so we can start ours together ASAP!!  Purrs, Tiana 

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

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