Newsletter 8 – Thursday, May 5, 2011
Youll love your garden … Its our promise!
Mothers Day at Americas Best Flowers
Friday, May 6 Sunday, May 8
FREE Geranium for Mom
Dont miss Mothers Day weekend at Americas Best Flowers. It has become quite a tradition for so many of you to bring the whole family and let Mom and Grandma choose their favorite hanging baskets and planters. We especially enjoy these weekends because we get to see so many of you. Just a reminder, easiest shopping hours are early and late. Our weekend hours are 9 to 6. We look forward to seeing you.
I have read there is nothing in the world like a mothers hug.
I say the best is a hug freely given by her grown child.
Mothers Day Make and Take Workshop
Thursday evening, May 5 @ 6:30
Saturday, May 7 from 10 2
Deciding what to get your mom, or other special woman, for Mothers Day doesnt have to be hard. We invite you to come out and plant a gift. Start with a beautiful pair of ceramic containers on a matching tray in your choice of yellow, lime green, tangerine, or blue. Fill them with herbs, or pansies for a delightful gift. Only 29.99. And well clean up the mess. Please register by calling 222-2269.
There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child
and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.
May 14, 2011
Come join us for complimentary salsa and chips from 11-2 while you shop to a Latin Beat! Take home free copies of our Mexican/Latin recipes, including this years winning recipe from the America’s Best Flowers Mexican/Latin Recipe Contest.
Mexican/Latin Recipe Contest
You could win a $50 America’s Best Flowers gift card by submitting the WINNING recipe! The second place recipe will receive a $25 America’s Best Flowers gift card and the third place recipe will receive a $10 America’s Best Flowers gift card.
Contest rules are very simple. Recipes must include at least 3 of the following ingredients: Basil, cilantro, onion, oregano, parsley, pepper or tomato.
Email your favorite recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Recipe Contest in the subject line. You may also drop it off at our main greenhouse at 4311 Vilas Hope Road, Cottage Grove, WI. All entries must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 11.
Our hungry staff will judge the recipes! America’s Best Flowers will notify the winners on May 13.
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go
where a prayer has not already been.
|Thu, May 5|
Mother’s Day Make and Take Workshop
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Plant a beautiful ceramic herbal or pansy garden to give Mom, Grandma, or a favorite aunt for $29.99. Reservations are accepted 608-222-2269. Pots include 2 lovely pots on matching ceramic tray in choice of yellow, lime green, tangerine or blue.
|Sat, May 7 – Sun, May 8|
Celebrate Mother’s Day
|Sat, May 7|
Mother’s Day Make and Take Workshop
10AM-2PM Plant a beautiful ceramic herbal or pansy garden to give Mom, Grandma, or a favorite aunt for $29.99. Reservations are accepted 608-222-2269. Pots include 2 lovely pots on matching ceramic tray in choice of yellow, lime green, tangerine or blue.
|Sat, May 14|
11AM-2PM. Sample a variety of FREE salsas and chips while you shop to a Latin beat!
|Sat, May 14 – Sun, May 15|
10AM – 4PM. Free soil and assistance. Create a beautiful container in our potting shed and we’ll clean up the mess. Bring in your own pot, or buy one of ours.
Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.
- 2 c flour
- ¼ t salt
- 2 egg yolks, save whites
- 2 T sugar
- 1 c butter (softened)
- 4 c rhubarb
- 4 egg yolks, save whites
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 T flour
Crust: Mix above ingredients and press into 9 x 13 pan bottom and sides. Bake at 350 for 10 15 minutes until slightly brown.
Filling: Mix well and put in crust. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Beat 6 egg whites until stiff. Add 1 c sugar and ½ t cinnamon. Spread on baked rhubarb and brown for 20-30 min or until meringue is browned.
Cool and cut into squares. May be served with ice cream.
No painter’s brush, nor poet’s pen
In justice to her fame
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a mother’s name.