2009 Newsletter Archive

Newsletter 33: Close of the Season

Newsletter 33 – October 13, 2009


75% off Most Plants!

Fall Bulbs – Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Gardening Season is coming to a Close

  Recipe – Peanut Butter Banana Trifles

Recipe – Cranberry-Almond Cereal Mix



Progressive Sale Marches On


Final Markdowns of the Year

Prices Good thru Saturday, October 17


75% OFF


Asters, Pansies & Fall Magic

Perennials, Annuals

Trees & Shrubs


All Remaining Plants except Houseplants



Buy One Get One Free

Equal or Lesser Value


What do you get when you cross a vampire with a teacher?

A lot of blood tests.

Gardening Season is Coming to a Close

America’s Best Flowers will not have retail hours for the winter season after Saturday, October 17. We will reopen for the spring season on April 1, 2010.  However, if you find you need anything to wind up this season, please give us a call at 222-2269 to arrange a time to meet us here.  We will be very glad to help you.

Keep us in mind for all your Christmas gift card needs.  Let us take the hassle out of Christmas shopping.  We can take orders over the phone and mail the cards wherever you wish. A gift card from America’s Best not only shows you care, but it gives the recipient a promise that spring really will return.


A pirate walks into a bar wearing paper towels wrapped around his head.

He sits down at the bar and orders some dirty rum.

The bartender asks. “What’s with the paper towels, buddy?”

“Arrrr” says the pirate.  “I’ve got a bounty on me head!”.




It’s always hard for me to come up with new breakfast ideas-especially since it isn’t my favorite meal of the day.  I KNOW it’s the most important meal, so I’m trying. Here’s a couple that I like.


Peanut Butter Banana Trifles


1 ¾ c plain low-fat yogurt

2 T smooth peanut butter

1-2 T honey

2 large bananas, sliced

2 c lightly sweetened multigrain clusters


In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, peanut butter, and honey until smooth. Divide half the yogurt mixture among 4 six-ounce glasses or custard cups. Top with half the banana slices and half the multigrain clusters. Repeat layers once. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.


Cranberry-Almond Cereal Mix

1 c regular rolled oats

1 c quick-cooking barley

1 c bulgur or cracked wheat

1 c dried cranberries, snipped dried apricots, or raisins

½ c sliced almonds, toasted

1/3 c sugar

1 T ground cinnamon

1/4 t salt

Fat-free milk, optional


In a large bowl, stir together oats, barley, bulgur, cranberries, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cover tightly and store at room temperature up to 2 months (stir or shake mixture before measuring).


For 2 breakfast servings, in a small saucepan, bring 1 1/3 c water to boiling. Add 2/3 c of the cereal mix. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 12-15 minutes or until cereal reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with milk. Makes four 2/3 c servings.


Microwave Directions:

For 1 breakfast serving, in a 1 qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine ¾ c water and 1/3 c cereal mix. Microwave uncovered on 50% power for 8-11 minutes or until cereal reaches desired consistency. stirring once. Stir before serving. If desired, serve with milk.



I was helping a buddy of mine, who is an orthopedic surgeon, move into his new office, by using my car to help transport some of his office equipment.


I had decided to position his somewhat fragile display skeleton

by strapping it into the passenger seat of my car.


At one traffic light, the stares of the people in the car beside me caused me to roll down the window and explain, “I’m delivering him to a doctor’s office.”


The other driver leaned out of his window and commented,

“I hate to tell you this, but it looks like you may be a bit too late!”



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
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