Newsletter 7/30/19
Sandi Hillermann McDonald, president of Hillermann Nursery and Florist in Washington, Missouri
Dear Friends,

      Look for us this Sunday in the Town and Country Fair parade! Hard to believe it is this time of year already. The milder temperatures have been great for continued projects in yards and gardens.
      And speaking of gardens… FALL VEGGIES ARRIVED TODAY! They look fantastic. So if the spring rains and flooding have you discouraged, it is the perfect time to hit this fall season of gardening.

Stop by and visit…..
Sandi Hillermann McDonald
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Vegetable starter plants available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
New Red Fire Lettuce
Vegetable starter plants available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Red Russian Kale
Vegetable starter plants available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Seaside Spinach
Late Summer-Fall Veggies text with pictures of quick growing vegetables
        As we move into late summer, there are still many opportunities for vegetable gardening. Remove spent summer varieties or prepare a new garden section for quick growing crops and cool season vegetables. Beets, greens, summer squash, radishes, carrots and beans are all quick crops that you can plant from seed now and harvest in a short time. Choose from the great selection of Botanical Interests garden seeds in our Garden Center. Check the seed packets and choose varieties that have fewer days to harvest.
        You can also plant cool season vegetable varieties soon. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, spinach and kohlrabi are all crops that like cool weather and can be grown in fall. You can find seeds for these veggies in our garden seed section.
       If you just can't wait to get plants growing, our first shipment of fall vegetable plants just arrived! We now have various types of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, Swiss chard, spinach, and kale plants! It's still early; more shipments will arrive with more varieties through mid fall!
Rock garden planter
First Saturday Kids: Create a Rock Garden
Saturday, August 3 at 10:00 am
      Come join us in making your very own garden out of rocks. We will have several examples of different gardens to make, or simply create your own! $5.00 class fee for all supplies and materials used. Call 636-239-6729 to sign up.
Diego’s 5th Annual Birthday Bash Toy Drive
Through August 4th 2019
      Drop off new toys in the collection box in the entrance to the Garden Center. Toys will be donated to Friends of Kids with Cancer, who will then deliver the toys to kids fighting cancer in the surrounding areas.

Grab Your Coffee, Grab Your Seat - Pruning Perennials
Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 am

      Come us for coffee and a great FREE refresher, or even learn new tips, on pruning your perennials for late summer and fall. Call 636-239-6729 to reserve your spot.
America In Bloom judges with Washington and Washington In Bloom representatives July 2019
America In Bloom Judges in Washington

      Washington is a participant in the America in Bloom National Awards Program. Judges were in Washington July 25 & 26 to evaluate the citys efforts for the program. The Awards Symposium will be held in St. Charles, IL in September which is when we will find out how we fared with this years program. This picture was taken on July 25 at a Kick Off Breakfast with the AIB Judges. in the picture is Wayne Dunker, Parks Director, Sandi Hillermann McDonald, Hillermann Nursery & Florist (sponsor), Mayor Sandy Lucy, AIB judges Jack Clasen and Bruce Riggs, and Sally Bocklage, Washington In Bloom co-chair.
July Yard of the Month Winner
       Congratulations to the Yard of the Month Winners for July – Mauri Truesdell and Josh and Kate Kresse! In the picture from left to right is Christine Beste, Hillermann Nursery and Florist, Contest Sponsor; Ardis Briggs, judge; Sally Bocklage, Washington in Bloom Co-Chair; Josh Kresse , Jade Kresse , Elsie Kresse , Kate Kresse and Mauri Truesdell , all July Yard of the Month Contest winners; Ann Rall, judge; Emily Underdown, Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, Contest Sponsor. Not shown in picture is Nick Kiser, Main Street Creamery, Contest Sponsor; Sarah Voss and Cindy Potts, Addi’s, Contest Sponsor; Jason Teems, Westlake Ace Hardware, Contest Sponsor; Rebecca Hall, judge
Hillermann Sales Sheet - Good 7/31/19 through 8/13/19
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