2007 Newsletter Archive

Newsletter 23

Newsletter 23– August 30, 2007    Events   Bonnies Kitchen


A woman asks a young boy when the last sunny day was in Madison? “I don’t know, I’m only 6” he replied.


Join us next Thursday evening, September 6th at 6PM, when we welcome Jan Vergeer from the Langeveld Bulb Co for another FREE class in our “Ask the Expert” series of workshops. Jan is always one of our most entertaining speakers. You can learn more about planting your bulbs for spring bloom and also an easy way to do a mixed planting. After a seemingly endless winter, there is nothing like gazing out your window and seeing a mass of beautiful spring bulb color!


A magician was driving down the road….then he turned into a driveway….


Also, next Thursday from 4-7PM plan to attend our fall container workshop. We offer FREE SOIL AND ASSISTANCE. Plan on coming out for that and then attending the bulb workshop for an evening of gardening fun!

What do you call a fish with no eyes?

A fsh.




Are your plants looking bedraggled after the torrential rains?  This has been a tough summer for annuals and perennials.  Spruce up your gardens and planters by replacing battered looking annuals with some great fall color. Our mums are FABULOUS looking, and we offer early, mid, late and extra late season bloomers, in a variety of colors. Kale, ornamental cabbages, heucheras, grasses, etc. will once again make your outdoor living space beautiful. And right now, our low prices will fit right into your budget! You may want to attend our free container workshop to work on this project…details below.


Why don’t aliens eat clowns? Because they taste funny.



Fall Container Workshops FREE SOIL AND ASSISTANCE and we’ll clean up the mess!  Design a beautiful autumn container using your choice of mums, ornamental kale and cabbages, grasses, colorful coral bells – whatever tickles your fancy.

Thursday, September 6       4-7 PM

Saturday, September 15    10-4 PM                

Tuesday, September 18       4-7 PM


FREE CLASS Fall is the Time to Plant your Spring Bulbs Thursday, September 6th  6PM  Join us in another “Ask the Expert” workshop as Jan Vermeer of the Langeveld Bulb Co. shares his expertise and shows you some time-saving techniques for planting your spring bulbs.


Dividing Perennials Saturday, September 22at 10 AM.  Another in our series of ASK-THE-EXPERT CLASSES.  Let our knowledgeable staff show you how to divide different types of perennials. 


How to Winterize Roses – Sunday, September 30, 1PM Join rose experts Sharon Stickford and Jean Schultz as they share their knowledge on everything you need to know to ensure having healthy roses following even the harshest of winters FREE EVENT


Make a Scarecrow  September 29 thru October 14 One of your favorites, and tons of fun.  Bring your own clothes or purchase ours, at thrift store prices. FREE popcorn and hot cider available on the weekends.


Two peanuts walk into a bar.  One was a salted.


 Bonnie’s Kitchen


I found this recipe about 25 years ago in a Chicago Junior League cookbook called “Soupcon”. The maple sauce is what makes it memorable.


Peach Crisp With Maple Sauce

                                                                                       Serves 6-8

Peach Crisp:

1 c flour

½ c packed brown sugar

½ c granulated sugar

½ t cinnamon

¼ t numeg

¼ t salt

½ c butter, softened

8 medium fresh peaches, peeled, sliced (5-6 cups)

2 T maple syrup

Juice and rind of ½ lemon


Creamy Maple Sauce:

1 ½ c whipping cream

1/3 c maple syrup (not imitation)

3 T light corn syrup


For peach crisp, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cut into butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly.  Combine peaches with maple syrup, lemon juice, and rind. Place in 9 inch square baking pan.  Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 15 minutes more, or until crisp on top.  Serve warm or cold with creamy maple sauce.


For sauce, combine ingredients and simmer about 30 minutes or until thickened and reduced. Chill.


This is so good—especially served warm!


There are two cowboys in the kitchen.  Which one is the real cowboy?

The one on the range.


The sun will come out, tomorrow…..bet your bottom dollar, tomorrow…


May the Holy Spirit Guide You!  God Bless
Edward Knapton says Keep on Smiling!
President Berry Hill Farms, Inc.
DBA Americas Best Flowers Garden Center
4311 Vilas Hope Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
608-222-2269 Fax 608-222-1234 Cell 608-698-5627

Also President of The Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin  http://www.cfgw.org/ an Organization that is a division of the six group Wisconsin Green Industry Federation (WGIF) a 3 Billion dollar industry with over 4700 businesses and over 43,000 employees in Wisconsin
Senator Representing Wisconsin members of the American Nursery and Landscape Association – ANLA
Also Board member of Garden’s Beautiful Garden Centers
Also member of legislative of Committee of WGIF

Also Board Member of (WGIF) Wisconsin Green Industry Federation

Carol and Ed Knapton, owners of Americas's Best Flowers You’ll Love Your Garden … It’s Our Promise! May the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless
Edward Knapton says Keep on Smiling!
Sec – Treasurer Berry Hill Farms, Inc.
DBA Americas Best Flowers Garden Center
4311 Vilas Hope Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
608-222-2269 Fax 608-222-1234 Cell 608-698-5627