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E-Newsletter 7/26/16
Dear Friends,
       America In Bloom Judges Leslie Pittenger and Jack Clasen were in town last week, and Washington looked great during its judging time. We will find out how our town placed during the America In Bloom Symposium & Awards Program that will be held October 6-8 in Arroyo Grande, CA. We were very pleased at how Washington was presented! We can't wait to share how our town did with all of you!!!
Pollinator Container Gardens available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist        I also wanted to share with you information on pollinating insects, including the importance of them and how we can help reduce their decline in numbers. See the articles and links below to learn more.
       Take it a bit slower while working outside in the heat and be sure to stay well hydrated. The fun fall season of gardening and outdoor activities will come sooner than you think!

 We just can't stop thinking about him!
Pictures of Bernie A. Hillermann through the years. Hillermann Nursery and Florist

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Million Pollinator Garden Challenge -
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
       The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators. Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country.
       Here's how you can help! From individuals, to schools, community groups, and businesses - everyone can make a difference! BEE Counted! Add a photo of your garden or landscape to the S.H.A.R.E map on the MPGC website. Anyone and any size garden can join in our campaign to reach 1 million sites for pollinators!
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Prairie Blazing Star blooms in the median of Highway 100 in Washington, Missouri     Native plant garden in the median of Highway 100 in Washington, Missouri

These native gardens maintained by the city are in the
median on Highway 100 in Washington. 
They are great examples of pollination/native gardens. 
Native plant garden in the median of Highway 100 in Washington, Missouri  Native plant garden in the median of Highway 100 in Washington, Missouri  
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More Pollinator Efforts and Education

Purple Coneflower blooms with a bee Monarch butterfly on a butterfly bush at Hillermann Nursery and Florist in Washington, MO
       There are many efforts in our area to help provide for and sustain pollinator populations. We've included some links below to help spread the news!
Missouri Botanical Garden's 10 Ways to Add Biodiversity to Your Garden (Scroll down to the Add a Butterfly Garden Section and the Add a Pollinator Garden Sections.)

       The Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation in 2013 joined forces with institutions in Kenya, Africa, and Arizona and with a range of urban gardeners to involve 28 young people, age 17-22, in designing and establishing pollinator gardens and pollinator habitat sculptures. They did this while reaching out to residents of their urban communities. They also shared messages about the importance of developing pollinator habitats within community gardens.
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Nature Friendly Gardening
By Patty Lynch
       Nature friendly gardening is all about working with nature, not against it. The ideal nature friendly garden is made up of native plant species, and often becomes habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. By creating a friendly habitat, you will provide food and shelter for our winged friends as well as lizards and other critters. Below are a few nature friendly perennial varieties that are perfect for this type of garden. There are many more plant varieties available in our nursery to help make your garden picture prefect and nature friendly.
Echinacea (Coneflower) blooms in various colors
Echinacea (Coneflower)

We have several cultivars both native and hybrid species. They attract several types of pollinators, easy to grow, heat and drought tolerant and available in a rainbow of colors.            

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Perennial Plant Spotlight:  
Heuchera (coral bells) Citronelle
Heuchera Citronelle (Coral Bells) plant

       Beat the heat with this bright & happy addition to your shade garden. Citronelle features bright chartreuse foliage & creamy white colored flowers that stand up to the Midwest heat & humidity. It is a clump forming, compact coral bell that grows best in shade- part shade in rich, well drained soil. Citronelle grows to a height of 10-12" x 10-18" wide. This plant can be used in mass as a ground cover, in a rock garden, borders or in a woodland setting. Mix with dark colored heucheras for a dramatic effect.

Perennial landscape bed
Perrenial landscape bed
Landscape bed with Heuchera Citronelle and an ornamental grass
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Hypertufa containers - lightweight planters that look like concrete     Hand made concrete leaf at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Summer Kids' Camp,
HyperTuffa & Leaf Making - Part 2
Wednesday, July 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
       Included with July 20th supply fee - The fun and messiness continues this week! We will be planting the HyperTuffa pots with plants and painting the leaves! July 20th fee covers both sessions of the two-part class. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.

Washington Town & Country Fair Parade
Sunday, July 31
Watch for the Hillermann float in the Washington Town & Country Fair Parade!


Washington Town & Country Fair
Wednesday - Sunday, August 3-7
       Come see the Hillermann Booth at the Fair. See our creative displays and get helpful plant, landscaping, and item information. Bring the kids by to make a picture to hang on the wire wall in our booth. Learn about growing food, helping our pollinators and more.


Workshop students making mini gardens at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Mini-Garden Make-N-Take Workshop
Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 am
       Mini Gardens are a fun way to create a miniature landscape in a container. Create your own Mini Garden to take home. $30.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to register.

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Summer Savings sale flyer - prices good through 7-31-16 at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

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Start Your Fall Garden!
Beautiful broccoli, luscious kale, flavor-enhancing leeks, exotic winter radishes, and other cool season vegetables are all signs of fall!
Seed pack cover of garden seed by Botanical Interests available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist        Seed pack cover of garden seed by Botanical Interests available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist

Seed pack cover of garden seed by Botanical Interests available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist       Seed pack cover of garden seed by Botanical Interests available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
       Cool season vegetables, especially those with longer days to maturity (time from sowing to harvest) are better when grown in fall, because the weather is reliably cooler than spring, which can heat up fast. Even though the garden soil in late summer can still be too warm to germinate some cool season crops, you can still start them indoors and transplant them out when it's cooler.
       Whether you start seeds indoors or out this fall, see the Botanical Interests Late Summer/Fall Sowing Guide to plan your fall cornucopia of flowers and vegetables. Click here for the guide.
Check out this blog from Botanical Interests: In the Garden: Fall Sowing Made Easy!  
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How to Select the Right
Trimmer or Brushcutter
Video from STIHL

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The Pot Shop logo  Pottery party group at the Pot Shop in 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. Click here for more information on Pottery Classes. Click here for more information on Kids' Pottery Summer Classes.
       Pottery Parties: This is a great group activity for all ages! Each guest can create hers or his own piece of pottery. Click here for more information on Pottery Parties.
       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. Click here for more information on Pottery Membership.
For more information, call Noreen at (636)584-3169
or send an email to
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Adoptable dog Nutmeg from Franklin County Humane Society
Featured Adoptable Pet

       Hello, my name is Nutmeg. I am a real cute and friendly medium sized terrier mix girl. I have lots of energy, lots of smarts and lots of character. I am about 1 year old and ready to have some fun with you!
       I'm waiting for you, Nutmeg

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

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