Newsletter 8/7/18
Sandi Hillermann McDonald, president of Hillermann Nursery and Florist in Washington, Missouri
Dear Friends,

      Hope everyone had fun at the fair! The weather was better during the first few days than some fairs in the past. However, the heat returned for the last couple of days. Speaking of weather, right now, we are on the line between abnormally dry and moderate drought on the US drought monitor map. So, let’s hope we can get plenty of rain and improve the rating on that map. Here is a link where you can view the drought map: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/. Remember, many plants, trees and shrubs need supplemental water if we receive less than 1” of rain in a week's time.
      If you have had an abundance of summer vegetable and fruit harvests, you can preserve some of those great summer flavors to enjoy at a later time. There is a canning and preserving article below to help. Don’t forget, we have a good selection of canning and preserving items in our Garden Center!
      It is time to get started on your fall gardens! We have a great selection of seeds including quick crops and cool season crops. We have also received our first shipment of cool season vegetable plants! Plant some new veggies and extend your growing and harvesting season up until the first hard freeze!
 
Come see us soon!
Sandi
Canning items and jars available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist
Save The HARVEST!
Check out our great selection of
canning and preserving items!


      Make your own cute and trendy mini garden to take home. A container and materials will be included. $30.00 supply fee.

Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up.
Clay Fairy Garden Accessories Workshop
Saturday, August 11 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
      Make fairy sized pottery items for your garden with Kelly Brinkmann. (Or another project). Ages 3 - adult. $15.00 class fee. Space is limited. Register online at https://squareup.com/store/art-and-souls-creative-studio . Call Art & Souls at 417-343-6873 for information.
Kids Summer Clay Workshop
Saturday, August 11 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
      Kids ages 3-18 can learn 3 hand-building techniques making a clay design with Kelly Brinkmann. $15.00 class fee. Space is limited. Register online at https://squareup.com/store/art-and-souls-creative-studio . Call Art & Souls at 417-343-6873 for information.
Vegetable garden picture
Fall: Another Season for Gardening!
 
      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 and plant those fall gardens. Prepare your garden plots and containers. Have questions? Come visit us. We can help.
      2019 Botanical Interests Seeds (Including Cool Season Varieties) are available now in our Garden Center! Cool season vegetable plants are available in our greenhouse!
By David Trinklein, University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences
Bird Houses & More
Video by Hillermann Nursery & Florist
Botanical Interests - Baby Little Finger seed pack front
Botanical Interests - Asian Kuroda Carrot seed pack front
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Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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