It is upon us!

Newsletter 39 – Tuesday, November 27, 2012

You’ll love your garden … It’s our promise!

Oh Perfect Christmas Tree, Oh Perfect Christmas Tree…

Our Frazier balsam mix trees are spectacular! No gaps or droopy branches on these beauties.  We’ll fresh cut the trunk for you and help you load them into or on top of your vehicle.  If you live within 5 miles of our Cottage Grove location we’d be happy to deliver them to your home.  A $10.00 delivery fee would apply for that service.

Don’t go empty handed

To your holiday get together.  Greet your host and hostess with any one of these fabulous thank you gifts:

We have a lovely selection of poinsettia plants to choose from.  The poinsettia pots are wrapped with colored foil, dressed with ribbon and decorated with glittered ting for that festive touch. 

A little spray of color here and a little glitter there!

Our talented staff has created some gorgeous non-traditional looking Poinsettias.

Stop by and grab and go with one of our ‘Grab and Go Decorated Porch Pots’! Fresh greens combined with artificial poinsettias will stand the test of holiday time.

Our Holiday Hanging Baskets will look stunning hanging from a shepherds hook.

America’s Best Flowers gift cards are perfect holiday gifts!  Stop in and pick up a few OR we would be happy to take your gift card orders over the phone and mail the cards for you with a personal message for the recipient.

"All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height."

Casey Stengel

Come join us for our last 2012 America’s Best Flowers workshop!

(Don’t worry – More workshops coming in 2013.)

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Making the Turkey jealous
Making the Turkey jealous
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Sunday, December 9th
Ongoing throughout the day between 9am to 3pm

Create your very own personal holiday table centerpiece this year.  You can do it, we know you can!  If you need assistance, our talented designers will lend you a hand.  Start with an assortment of fresh greens and build your own base using florist’s foam. Choose from our assortment of picks and ornaments or add a candle or glass hurricane.  You’ll amaze and impress everyone with your work of art. 

Just call or email us and we’ll get you signed up

Pre-register for our holiday workshop by sending Marty an email at or call us at 608-222-2269.  Our workshop is ongoing throughout the day between 9am to 3pm.  We want to have plenty of supplies for you to create your masterpieces, so pre-registration is important, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

Words of appreciation from Marty!

Thank you to all the talented and fun people that joined us this past Saturday for our Paint a Poinsettia workshop.   It was a big success because of YOU! 

Did you miss our Winter Porch Pot workshop on November 17th and 18th?  Don’t panic, we’re here for you.  Just give us a call at 222-2269 to make an appointment with either Sharon or me.  We’ll help you get your front entryway ready for the holiday season.  

Come join us for our Holiday Centerpiece workshop on December 9th.  It’s the last workshop for 2012.

~ Marty

What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fresh and Natural Gifts and Decorating ideas

  • BOXED AMARYLLIS: Boxed gift set complete with bulb, soil and container, choice of 4 colors.  (One box shopping!)
  • PETITE LUCKY BAMBOO: Small bamboo stakes in colorful assortment of ceramic containers.  (These are nothing less than adorable!)
  • Decorated and undecorated fresh wreaths made at our own floral shop in Edgerton.  (Yes, America’s Best Flowers is in Edgerton now, too!)
  • Roping, 25’ lengths (Perfect for your holiday decorating.)
  • Bundled greens, assorted greens in 2.5 pound bundles. (More freshness for your holiday decorating.)
  • Cyclamen, Christmas Cactus and Norfolk Island Pine trees in small and medium sizes.  (A gift of nature for the holidays.)

I lovingly gave my niece a kiss on her cheek upon seeing her at a family get-together. Afterwards, I noticed her wiping her cheek.
”Are you wiping off my kiss?” I asked her.
”No”, she smartly replied, “I’m just rubbing it in!”

Decorated Holiday Mesh Ribbon Wreaths

These wreaths are perfect for indoor or outdoor decorating. Made by the talented staff at America’s Best Flowers!

She did her part

Lucy wore her Badger collar on Saturday and her Packer collar on Sunday!  What more is there to say?

`til next week,
    ~ Shirley

My mother hates sports, so after being forced to go to a football game with her grandchildren this was her conclusion. Football consists of 22 men on the field desperately in need of a rest, and 40,000 in the stands desperately in need of exercise.

Upcoming Events

Sun, Dec 9
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

9am – 3pm Pre-registration required

Our Kitchen

By Bev Wilson

If you feel like you’ve spent too much of the past month in the kitchen, try this quick and easy recipe from Martha, our retail manager’s wife.  Served on toasted buns with a hot vegetable and/or cold salad, it’s a great way to feed a hungry bunch.  Enjoy!!

Sloppy Joes

  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 bottle chili sauce
  • 1 stalk celery – thin sliced
  • 2 medium onions – diced
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • 1 T white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brown meat and onion. Add rest of ingredients. Simmer 1 hour, stirring frequently.

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