Dollar Days

Newsletter 26 – Thursday, September 9, 2010


Begins 9:00 am

Saturday, September 11th

Orange Dollars

The time has come to redeem your orange bucks for up to half off your total purchase. Imagine the possibilities – choose from gorgeous mums, trees, shrubs, perennials, mixed fall containers, pansies, bulbs, and herbs.  Or how about that big gorgeous ceramic pot you’ve looked at every time you walked through our doors? It’s all here and waiting for you.

If you’ve been to Dollar Days before, you know not to wait too long for the best selection. We love to see the happy faces of our customers as they realize the great deals they got by using their orange dollars.  Dollar Days will end Sunday, September 19.  Don’t miss out on your chance to save up to half on everything we have in stock.

We appreciate your loyalty and know you have many choices of where you can shop. That you choose us is something we do not take for granted and Dollar Days is one of our ways of saying thank you.  We will be open from 9 until 6 on weekends and 9 to 7 during the week for this event.

Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.


A stairway with mums running up along the sides

If you haven’t been here recently, you simply must drive on out.  Our mums are spectacular! Grown in deep nursery pots in our very own fields, these beautiful huge plants have unbelievable numbers of buds and flowers. A wonderful value at our regular price, they become a tremendous one when you buy them in quantity.

Buy 1 or 2 Mums   Pay 11.99 each
Buy 3 to 9 Mums   Pay 9.99 each
Buy 10 or more   Pay 7.99 each

Sept 11 – 19 you can use your orange dollars and save even more!

A penny saved is just another thing for the cat to knock off of the dresser.

Join Us for “Art in the Garden”

We invite everyone to America’s Best Flowers “Art in the Garden Event” on Saturday, September, 18, 2010 from 9 to 4.  This will be a one-of-a-kind shopping experience featuring local artisans and crafters displaying and selling their merchandise in an indoor garden setting. What a perfect opportunity to support your local economy as well as get a jump on holiday shopping.

We are accepting applications for vendors for this free event. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact us at 608-222-2269 or email Jesse at  We look forward to seeing you.

Living on Earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip around the sun

Plan Ahead for Scarecrow Days


Mark your calendars for our Build-Your-Own Scarecrow event, which runs September 20 through October 9.   We help build scarecrows every day from 10 – 4, with free refreshments on weekends.  For a small fee, we provide a kit to get you started.  Add a great outfit (bring your own or buy one from us), and you’ll have a scarecrow that will be the envy of the neighborhood.  Set your creation on a strawbale, use a few corn stalks for background and surround the whole scene with brilliant mums, asters, fountain grass and pumpkins, and you’ll have a traffic-stopping fall display.

I started early teaching my kids the value of a dollar.
From then on, they demanded their allowances in gold.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Sep 18
Art in the Garden

9 AM – 4 PM Local artisans and crafters will be displaying and selling their merchandise

Despite the cost of living,
have you noticed how popular it remains?

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All I ask is a chance to prove money can’t make me happy

Bonnie’s Kitchen

Creative Lunchbox Sandwiches

You all know how our kids just throw away the lunches they don’t like. And if you didn’t know it, you do now. Sometimes, you can add just a little something to their favorite things to not only mix it up, but to make it just a wee bit healthier. Perhaps these suggestions are something you’ve already been doing, but if not, here’s a few ideas.

Peanut Butter and…

Jif Peanut Butter

You’re worried because your child has spent the past several years packing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Relax, they are pretty healthy as long as you get peanut butter that is low salt and free of sugar. Increase the nutrients by using whole grain or whole wheat breads and try adding some of these:

  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 1-3 t of any of the following: canned crushed pineapple (in its own juice), applesauce, mashed or  sliced banana, flavored yogurt, raisins, diced dates, grated carrot, diced apple
  • 2 slices bread

If you’re adding pineapple, applesauce, yogurt, mashed banana, or grated carrots, mash up peanut butter in a small bowl and then mix in the extras before spreading the peanut butter on bread. The other things can just be placed on top of bread spread with the peanut butter.

Cream Cheese and …

Cream Cheese

Use low fat cream cheese and you can stir in a little powdered milk to give it a protein boost.

  • 2 T cream cheese
  • 1-3 t of any of the following: chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, grated carrot, diced cucumber, green or red pepper or celery, diced orange apple or pear, raisins, chopped dates, olives
  • 2 slices bread

Mix cream cheese with a fork until creamy. You may add milk to make it easier, if you wish. Then mix in the additional ingredients and assemble the sandwich.

Tuna Fish and …

Tuna Fish

Make certain the tuna is packed in water, not oil.

  • 1 can tuna fish. Mayonnaise and or plain yogurt to taste
  • Add any of the following: grated carrots, diced celery, cucumber, bell pepper, minced onion, pickle relish, chopped egg, alfalfa sprouts
  • Margarine or mayonnaise, 2 slices bread, and a lettuce leaf

Mix tuna with just enough mayo or yogurt to bind the tuna. Add as many of the ingredients as you think your child will enjoy. Spread bread with a bit of margarine or mayo and refrigerate leftover tuna in airtight container.

This works well with canned salmon and crabmeat, as well.

Peanut Butter Bread

This is one more recipe I want to share with you that my kids loved when they were in grade school. You can use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter!
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c peanut butter
  • ¼ c honey
  • ¾ c milk
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt

In large bowl, beat the egg. Then mix in the peanut butter, honey, and milk.  In medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture. Mix until all the dry ingredients have been moistened.  When the dough is smooth and elastic, spoon it into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

In The Park

A little girl asked her mother for a dollar to give to an old lady in the park.
Her mother was touched by the child’s kindness, and gave her the dollar.
“There you are, my dear,” said the mother.
“But, tell me, isn’t the lady able to work any more?”
“Oh yes,” came the reply. “She sells candy.”

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