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E-Newsletter 8/9/16
Dear Friends,
       We had fun at the fair this year! Hope you had a good time and visited our booth for some pretty displays and good gardening and landscape information. Some pictures of our booth are included below.
       Now it is time to preserve your summer harvest and start fall vegetable gardens. Check out the canning and preserving article included and visit us for supplies for both topics mentioned above.
       Hope to see you soon!
       Sandi and the Hillermann Team

Display at the Hillermann booth in the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair Display at the Hillermann booth in the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair
Display at the Hillermann booth in the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair   Display at the Hillermann booth in the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair
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By Sandi McDonald
Fruits and vegetables and methods of preserving them.       If your gardens are producing more than you can use, there is information available that can teach you how to preserve the bounty by canning, freezing or drying so you can enjoy the taste of summer in the middle of winter. Choosing the best method of preservation depends on the fruit or vegetable, the time you have to process it, and how you plan to use it in the future. Each has its pros and cons.
       Freezing is one of the simplest options. It is ideal for most fruits and vegetables, and doesn't require special equipment other than freezer bags or containers. Its greatest drawback is the chance of losing the summer harvest if the power fails for an extended period.
       Canning your fruits and vegetables gives you an easy-to-use end product that is immune to power outages. Additionally, home canning gives you greater latitude to control the ingredients in your food. It's a tried-and-true method, as long as you have the time for the process.
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A large 33 quart canner and other canning and preserving items available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist  Canning and preserving items available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Check out our great selection of canning and preserving items!
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Workshop students making mini gardens at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
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.

Lavendar blooms
Lavender Fest
Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 am
Learn about "Lavender and All the Benefits It Offers" from herb guru Leslie Mahin.           
Buy one Herb Plant, Get One 50% OFF
  Good August 20 & 21, 2016 only!

Picture of a dog in a lounge chair with sunglasses and an umbrella
Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, August 20
from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bring your dog (or dogs) by for a dog wash
with the proceeds going to benefit
Franklin County Area United Way!

20% OFF Pet Memorials and Supplies
Good August 20 & 21, 2016 only!

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 Fall: Another Season for Gardening!
Vegetable garden picture       Just when your spring plantings may be fizzling out, fall brings us another chance to grow cool season flowers and vegetables! If you have never tried fall gardens, you will be pleasantly surprised. The cooler temperatures and more consistent rains help fall plantings flourish.
       Now is the time to plan those fall gardens. Prepare your garden plots and containers. Have questions? Come visit us. We can help.
2017 Botanical Interests Seeds (Including Cool Season Varieties)  
are available now in our Garden Center!
Cool Season Vegetable plants will be here by this Saturday!

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Successive Sowing: Extending Your Season and Maximizing Your Garden's Harvest
       One of the ways you can keep your garden going all season is by successive sowing. To achieve continuous harvesting, try:
       Sowing two varieties with different days to maturity (DTM,) each in their own garden area. This method is particularly helpful for crops you harvest only once (e.g., carrots, radish, corn).
Botanical Interests - Baby Little Finger seed pack front       Botanical Interests - Asian Kuroda Carrot seed pack front  

       For example, Botanical Interests' Baby Little Finger Carrots (57 DTM) can be sown in a different area but at the same time as their Asian Kuroda Carrots (75 DTM), producing two harvests, about 2 weeks apart, with one planting effort. (See the pictures).
       Sowing more than one crop in one spot, each with different DTM so one is harvested earlier, making room for the second to mature (intercropping or companion planting).
       By sowing radishes (30 DTM) with beets (60 DTM), you can harvest the early radishes, while at the same time allowing beets room to mature.
Staggering sowing dates of the same crop (intervals).
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The Pot Shop logoPottery 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: Learn to make your own pottery items with hands on instruction! Supplies are included. Click here for more information on Pottery 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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Pet of the Week  
Adoptable cat Aruba from Franklin County Humane Society 
       Hello! My name is Aruba. I am a lovely calico girl, about 4 years old, who came to the shelter as a lost pet. Like the gentle breezes of the beautiful island I am named for, I have a sweet and calm personality that is sure to bring a smile to your face and a song in your heart! I get along very well with other cats and love to laze around in the sun. Just having me on your lap will make you as happy as going on a beach vacation! The shelter is very full with kitties, so if you have room in your house and your heart, put the pedal to the metal of that beach buggy of yours so we can begin our beautiful adventure together! I'm waiting for you!
       Purringly yours, Aruba
Franklin County Humane Society
1222 West Main Street, Union, MO 63084 ~ Phone: 636-583-4300 ~ Website

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