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In This Issue
Extend the Life of Your Poinsettia and Hydrangea
Our Floral Shop
Think Spring!
In Our Greenhouse
Cyclamen
A Winter Garden and Beyond
A Fresh Start
Employment Opportunity
Calendar of Events
Looking Ahead



January 1, 2019


We look forward to serving all your

floral and gardening needs in 2019!

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Extend the Life of Your Poinsettia and Hydrangea
...When You Follow These Steps

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your Mischler Poinsettia and Hydrangea through the winter season.

Poinsettias prefer diffused sunlight. The brightly colored bracts are best maintained by exposing your plant to bright light during the day but avoid placing your plant in direct sunlight.

The bracts also respond to cool, dark nights. A room with a moderate temperature is best.

Keep the soil moist but not wet. Check the plant daily and water it thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. If your poinsettia has a pot wrapped with a foil sleeve, remove the foil and place the plant in a dish or saucer before watering. It is best if any excess water is allowed to drain through the root system. Water sitting in the bottom of a plant's pot, without drainage, can cause root rot and decrease the life of your plant.

If you are the recipient of a Mischler Hydrangea, we recommend you place your plant in a cool spot with Indirect, bright light. Water regularly, approximately 1 cup of water daily. In the Spring, plant your hydrangea into your garden. It is not, however, a reliable bloomer.

Follow these suggestions and your Mischler Poinsettia and Hydrangea should bring you enjoyment throughout this holiday season.

 

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Our Floral Shop
Think Spring!

One way to help brighten anyone's day by chasing away those Winter blues is with a colorful floral bouquet.

 

 

 

Luckily, Spring flowers are now available to add color to flower arrangements. Iris and tulips add a splash of color and the recipient of the floral gift can watch them open in their home.

 

 Another popular piece this time of year is "Ombre". Seasonal cut flowers in shades of pink, lavender and purple in a glass vase.

Spring bulb flowers will be available until April.

Shop now at mischlersflorist.com

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In Our Greenhouse
Cyclamen
Beautiful Color in the Winter Months

Cyclamen are one of the best winter blooming plants. With beautiful, long lasting flowers, cyclamen make very popular gifts.

Cyclamen are a winter flowering plant, which means that they grow and bloom during the cooler winter months, and go dormant during the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, most people throw their cyclamen away once it’s done blooming because they think that it’s dying, or that they killed it. When the plant begins to go dormant, the leaves will start to turn yellow and die. This is completely normal. With the right cyclamen plant care, you can keep your plant for years, and get it to bloom over and over again!

Cyclamen plants prefer bright, indirect light, Direct sunlight is too intense. They also prefer to be kept cool. If they get too hot, it will force an early dormancy. It’s best to keep indoor cyclamen plants growing in a room where the temperature is kept between 50-70F. The cooler they are kept, the longer the flowers will last. They are also very sensitive to drafts, so avoid heat vents or drafty windows

Cyclamen plants don’t like getting their leaves and stems wet. So it’s best to water a cyclamen plant from the bottom rather than from the top. To bottom water plants, fill the plant tray with water, and allow the plant to soak up the water through the holes in the bottom of the pot. Once the soil is wet, dump out any water that’s left in the tray, and allow the excess water to drain completely from the pot. But never allow the plant to sit in water for an extended period of time.

Stop in or order your Cyclamen Online TODAY!

 

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A Winter Garden and Beyond

Succulents... for an indoor Winter garden!

Known for their relatively easy care, succulents continue in popularity.

 

 

 

Succulents require minimal water and most are happy in shallow containers. Gardens are going beyond the clay pots into coffee mugs, jars, serving bowls and the like. Our Mini Cardinal container, for example, is only 4" in length.

 

 

 

At the other end of the spectrum, a large garden can boast a broader variety of plants such as this collection in a 16" bowl.

 

If you have that creative urge, know that Mischler's is ready for you! We continue to expanded our selection of  varieties including  ‘Shake’ (Cotyledon tomentosa) which might catch your interest with its fuzzy paw-shaped leaves.

Mischler's has been growing succulents for years and now boasts a selection of over 100 varieties. This is the perfect time of year to create your green masterpiece and we want to help you grow your succulent collection.

Stop in and let us help you with
your succulent garden today!

 

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A Fresh Start

Many people believe our greenhouse closes for the winter.

In actuality, it's one of our busier times.

 

 

 

 

January is the beginning of our growing season. Hundreds of varieties and thousands of plants are started from seed or cuttings and nurtured in the ideal conditions of our greenhouses.

 

 

 

 

 In contrast to the hydrangeas in our warmest greenhouse, our pansies are in our coldest greenhouse. Here they will spend the remainder of the winter in a deep freeze but protected from any damaging snow load. Sometime during this period, they will all be dead headed which will allow all of Spring's growth energy to be directed to the new buds.

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Employment Opportunity

Bring a smile to someone when you present them with beautiful flowers from Mischler's!

We have an opening for a part-time driver for delivering flowers in the Williamsville, Amherst, Clarence and Lancaster areas. 2-3 days per week, a few hours each day. 632-1290 for further information.

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Calendar of Events
Looking Ahead
Here are a few local events to start your New Year...

Chili "Cook Off"
to benefit the Williamsville Library Gala
Sunday, Jan
uary 27, 2019
1
:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville

Looking ahead to February
 
7th ANNUAL
Mad Hatter's Gala
to benefit the Williamsville Branch Library
Love Your Village - Love Your Library
Friday, February 8, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Calvary Episcopal Church
20 Milton St., Williamsville

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Concert
"An American Experience"
Sunday, Febr
uary 10
 
3:00 p.m.
Amherst Middle School
55 Kings Highway, Snyder, NY

www.amherstsymphony.com

Soup Stroll
to benefit the
WNY Food Bank
Saturday, February 23
12:00 noon. - 4:00 p.m.
Village of Williamsville

 


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Mischlerís Florist and GREENHOUSES
118 South Forest Road (between Main St. and Wehrle Dr.), Williamsville, NY 14221
Telephone: 716 632-1290 | Fax: 716 632-8227 | www.mischlersflorist.com