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E-Newsletter 4/23/13
Flowers, plants and hanging baskets available at Hillermann's Dear Friends,

       A riot of color is spreading across the nursery as spring unfolds. Flowers are blooming high and low. Come out and enjoy the plethora of plants pouring into our nursery.


       Many of our vegetables are here and more arriving weekly. A beautiful array of summer blooming annual flowers spreads across our tables in a rainbow of colors. Shrub displays are full of inspiration. Perennial beds are filling up with color and texture.


       This is a glorious week to step into your garden shoes, don a pair of gloves and set your corner of the world ablaze with color. Give your new plants a place to call home and rich, soft soil.


       See you in the garden!




Blooming shrubs and displays at Hillermann Nursery & Florist   Shrubs, trees and a fountain available at Hillermann Nursery & Florist

Bring Out the Kids
A little girl planting in a garden  

       Bring out the kids, and you'll bring out the kid in you. Your home landscape presents numerous opportunities to teach kids about nature and gardening in ways that are fun for both them and you. Adding native plants and increasing plant diversity while eliminating chemicals helps to attract and sustain birds and mammals, beneficial insects, amphibians, and butterflies.

       Include a good tree to climb, grow snackable edible plants in containers, and include plants such as cherry tomatoes, edible pea pods, carrots, strawberries or even blueberries. Allow for "wild" areas, even tiny ones, where kids can dig and play in the dirt with sticks, stones, and water. Create places to hide.

       Children learn about and experience the world through their senses, so surround them with fun plants to look at, touch, taste, smell, and hear. Gardens can nurture many other senses, too: of humor, of curiosity, of accomplishment, of beauty, of delight ... and of connection to the living world.

       So to get started, plant surprising colors, kid sized harvest, tasty flowers, funny looks and names, and giants for a great show and tell. It's time to get out and play!!!

Girl with pony
Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 27 from

10:00 to 3:00


       Come celebrate the warm weather and spring flowers with us at Hillermann's! There will be a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Alpacas, a Dove Release at 10:00 am, Kids Activities, and much more.



* Kid & Pet Friendly products available here

* Your curb appeal headquarters

* May your garden continue to grow


Employee Spotlight - JoAnne Jolley
JoAnne Jolley, Garden Center Manager at Hillermann Nursery & Florist
       Many customers know JoAnne as our "Garden Pharmacist". The Garden Pharmacy is where you will most likely find her at Hillermann's. She is a wonderful source of information. JoAnne is our Garden Center Manager who wears many hats. She loves to interact with our customers, and in her spare time, she enjoys crafting with her grandchildren on her farm full of animals. Stop in and say hello.


Silk Scarf Painting Workshop

Painted silk scarf by Rose Monsyk  

Saturday, April 27  

from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 


       Silk Painting with Rose Monzyk - Learn to paint a beautiful silk scarf with dye. Rose Monzyk will teach this class from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Hillermann Nursery & Florist. There will be a class fee of $49.00 and supply fee of $15.00. $25.00 deposit needed to hold a spot. Call Rose at 636-239-5423 to reserve your space.


Click here for a printable flyer.



America In Bloom

       Washington is participating in the America In Bloom Contest for the third year in 2013. This is a "National Beautification Program" offered by the American Horticultural Society. Participating is a great way to improve the looks of our city as well as compete with other cities nation-wide. Spruce up your yard and help Washington impress the judges. Watch for volunteer efforts to improve areas in our city.

America In Bloom logo

Click here for the AIB website.


Petunia blooms in purple hues

Annual Flower Flats


36 Plant Flat, Regular: $17.96

America In Bloom Special: $12.99


Good 4/26/13 through 5/2/13 only. With Coupon. Not good with any other sale, coupon or discount or on previous purchases. If you cannot print this coupon, mention it at the checkout.

Offer good Friday, April 26 through Thursday, May 2, 2013 only.

       Mulching is good for trees, but it should never be piled up on the trunk of a tree. This will cause softening of the tree's bark underneath and leave it susceptible to insect, disease, and rodent damage. See the graphic below showing what a mulch volcano and what proper tree mulching should look like. 


Tree volcano vs. proper tree mulching graphic   


Downtown Washington Clean-Up Day
Downtown Washington Clean-Up Day Graphic


       Downtown Washington, Inc. is looking for volunteers for the 4th annual Clean Up Day. We will be working on landscaping, trash pickup, weeding and light maintenance projects. Kids are welcome with adult supervision. To volunteer contact Downtown Washington, Inc. at 636-239-1743 or email: assistant@downtownwasmo.org.


Click here for a flyer. 




The Franklin County Feature in Missouri Life Magazine

Franklin County Feature cover graphic  

       Missouri Life Magazine published a feature on Franklin County in its April Issue. It turned out very nice. The publication highlights things to do and places to go in Franklin County. It has some very nice pictures too. We wanted to share it with you. Click the link below for an online version.


Click here for the Franklin County Feature.


Adoptable cat Fenway from Franklin County Humane Society Featured Adoptable Pet

       My name is Fenway, I am very friendly and fun loving 1-year-old neutered boy with lots of nice looking gray stripes highlighted with white socks, chest and nose. I love to play with other cats and I would love to play in your home. Purrs and pats, Fenway


Franklin County Humane Society
1222 West Main Street, Union, MO 63084 - Phone: 636-583-4300 - FCHS website.

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Garden Center Hours:
 Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 to 6:00, Thursday & Friday: 8:00 to 7:00,
Saturday: 8:00 to 5:00, Sunday: 9:00 to 5:00