2008 Newsletter Archive

Newsletter 16


Newsletter 16 – July 2, 2008   Perennial of Week   Kitchen   Shrubs



ALL Other Plants 20% off


“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” Rabindranath Tagore


I’ll Keep It Short

By now you’ve probably figured out that it’s easier for me to write 5000 words than 50, but we know everyone is especially busy this week with the holiday and I have been encouraged to keep it short.  So here goes.

We wish everyone a Happy Fourth, and hope you can find a little time to come visit us and take advantage of the following fabulous offers.



When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.Joke 1



There’s no faster way to spruce up your deck or patio than with our jumbo hanging baskets.  For a quick planter, remove the hangers and drop them in a planter.  Viola – instant beauty!  Our petunia baskets are particularly beautiful right now.  An excellent buy at our regular $39.99 price, this week we are taking 50% off, just in time for the holiday.

But wait, There’s more!  All other baskets, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and water plants are now 20% off.  What a great opportunity!  Whether you need a car full or just enough plants to fill in bare spots, we can help you.  Hurry on out today for the best selection.


Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.Joke 2


New Look at Shrubs

There is no question that perennials have become increasingly popular over the past few decades.  Their dependability and ability to provide a changing array of color throughout landscapes have caused many gardeners to favor them over annuals.  Recently, flowering shrubs are seeing a similar rise in popularity.  They, too, are extremely hardy, returning every year with a show of color.  Requiring nothing but an occasional pruning, these plants provide plenty of bang for your buck.  Now is the perfect time to buy.  This week you will enjoy 20% savings on all shrubs.  At this writing, we have a fairly good selection available, but that can change very quickly.  Come on out today..


I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.joke 3



Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower

If you are in the market for a perennial to attract butterflies and birds, the purple coneflower is your answer.  This long-blooming, hardy plant is irresistible to them.  Coneflowers grow well in any sunny location with average soil.  Not fussy, they do well with minimum attention.  Coneflowers also make a wonderful cut flower, lasting several days in the vase.  Save 20% on this great perennial this week.


Back up my hard drive?  How do I put it in reverse?!joke 4



You HAVE to have a burger on the Fourth of July. And what could be more patriotic than a red, white, and blue burger? Use rye rolls for a yummy change and pick up a package of American flag toothpicks at the local dime-store to put in the burgers. Serves 4


Red, White and Blueburger

1-1 ½ lb. ground sirloin (depending on how big you want them)

1 T Worcestershire

Handful chopped flat leaf parsley

1 minced shallot or 1 T minced onion

½ lb. crumbled blue cheese

Extra virgin olive oil for brushing on burgers, optional

Steak seasoning, or salt and pepper to taste

4 crusty rolls, split

Toppings of lettuce, tomato slices, and blue cheese dressing or mayo

Combine the first 4 ingredients, and divide meat into 4 equal amounts. When forming each patty, nestle a pile of blue cheese crumbles into the center of the meat, and gently form patty around cheese.

Brush with EVOO to prevent sticking to grill, if desired. Grill to desired doneness, and serve on split rolls topped with lettuce, tomato, and blue cheese dressing or mayo.

Looking for a holiday dessert?  Try “Red, White and Blue Brownie Pizza” from our 2007 newsletter, week 18, or “Fourth of July Mini-Cheesecake” from 2006 Week 14. Simply go to our homepage at www.americasbestflowers.com click on newsletters and then click on the year, and scroll down until you find what you want.


An Actual Call to a Call Center.

“I accidentally deleted a file from my PC last week,

And I just realized I need it.

If I turn my system clock back two weeks,

Will I have my file back again?”Joke 5



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