2007 Newsletter Archive

Newsletter 25

Newsletter 25– September 13, 2007      Events  Bonnies Recipe


If you take your laptop computer for a run, you could jog your memory.


I gave up running years ago, but want to take this opportunity to jog your memory regarding America’s Best Dollar$.  We had a packed house last Saturday morning for the opening of Dollar Day$, the week we accept ABF Dollar$ for up to half your purchase amount.  Favorite items that are flying out the door include our gorgeous mums, spring-flowering bulbs, trees, shrubs, perennials, fountains, and pottery, as well as a wide assortment of garden supplies. Dollar Days ends this Sunday, September 16, so hurry out today to enjoy terrific savings on everything we have in stock.


The professor discovered that his theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.



Saturday, September 15 from 10 until 4, Sharon Stickford will be available to help you create a one-of-a-kind container for your entry or patio.  If creativity is not your strong suit, don’t worry.  Sharon’s will more than make up for it.  During these workshops, we provide free soil, assistance and a place to work.  Then we clean up the mess.  Everyone who attends has a wonderful time and is genuinely pleased with their end product.  If your entry or patio needs a seasonal face lift, bring out your favorite container, or treat yourself to a new one from our selection, and plant away.  You’ll be glad you did. 


I’ve reached the age when happy hour is naptime.


Next spring your garden will burst with early color if you use your ABF Dollar$ to buy bulbs from our great selection this fall.  Spring flowering bulbs are one of the most underused plants in today’s landscapes.  By spending a little time in the fall, you get a fabulous show in the spring.  With careful selection you can extend the spring bulb season from March to June.  Be sure to plant enough bulbs to provide fresh bouquets for your table and office.  Nothing says spring like a vase of home-grown daffodils or tulips.


The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.




If you are being carried away by these pesky insects, we suggest you try Bayer Advanced Garden Power Force Mosquito Killer.  We have restocked this ready-to-spray product which attaches to your garden hose, making mosquito control easy and convenient.  One 32 oz. bottle covers 5,333 square feet, killing mosquitoes on contact and continues protecting for weeks.  Don’t let mosquitoes trap you indoors.  Come on out today and pick up a bottle so you can enjoy the rest of the summer in your yard.


We’ll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.



Did you know?

·        Each year an average tree produces enough oxygen for a family of four.

·        While at the same time absorbing the carbon dioxide produced by four passenger vehicles.

·        Shade trees can reduce utility bills for air conditioning by 15-50%

·        While at the same time adding up to 15% to the value of your property by increasing curb appeal.

·        A shade tree can create a summer oasis for hot gardeners.

·        While at the same time providing year-round refuge for birds and squirrels.

·        Nobel Peace Laureate Wangri Maathi of Kenya said, “When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and the seeds of hope.”

Fall is a great time to plant a tree.  America’s Best Flowers has a good selection of shade, ornamental, fruit and evergreen trees to choose from.  Come on out today and let us help you pick out the perfect one for your landscape. 


Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?



Fall Container Workshops FREE SOIL AND ASSISTANCE and we’ll clean up the mess. Create a beautiful FALL container that will withstand the cooler autumn temperatures. Mums, heucheras, grasses, kale, dusty miller, and more can be incorporated into an eye-catching creation for porch and patio. Rain or Shine

Saturday, September 15th 10-4PM

Tuesday, September 18th 4-7PM

How to Divide Perennials Saturday, September 22nd 10AM

Let our knowledgeable staff show you how to divide different types of perennials from lilies, to hostas and more!

How to Winterize Roses Sunday, September 30, 1PM  FREE EVENT A must attend workshop by Sharon Stickford and Jean Schultz designed to teach you everything you need to know to ensure having healthy roses following even the harshest Wisconsin winter.

Make A Scarecrow September 29-October 14. Come with the family, several friends, or by yourself to have tons of fun creating your own scarecrow. Bring your own clothes, or purchase ours at garage sale prices. Popcorn and cider on weekends.  A Rain or Shine event!

Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.

Bonnie’s Kitchen

I had this at a friend’s house.  It is soooo good, and can be found on the Food TV website, from the Barefoot Contessa program, and in fact, you can watch it being made on September 28th at 4PM when it will again be televised. I had it served with pound cake and strawberries, and some excellent coffee.


Serves 6

7 ounces good semisweet chocolate

1/3 c heavy cream

1 ½ t grated orange zest

½ t instant coffee granules

2 T orange flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

For serving: pound cake, doughnuts, long-stemmed strawberries, bananas and pretzels

Chop the chocolate and place it in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  Add the cream, zest, coffee, and liqueur and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and serve warm with pound cake, doughnuts, strawberries, bananas or pretzels.


As an instructional assistant for a public school, part of my job involves teaching small groups of children. One day I was in charge of some second-graders, who were concentrating on their artwork.  As I reached across to help a student, he remarked that something smelled good.

I was pleased that he noticed my perfume, until he held a wide felt-tip pen up to his nose and said, “Yep.  New markers.”


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
https://www.americasbestflowers.com/home.htmlAlso 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