Overpot Clearstockery

Newsletter 20 – Thursday, July 29, 2010

Life is like photography –
We use the negatives to develop

Free Butterfly Bush

Black Knight, Nanho Blue, Royal Red or Bi-Color
$9.99 Value with Additional $20 Purchase
While Supplies Last

Pottery Clearance

Up to 75% off

Clearance Pottery

We’ve added many pieces of ceramic pottery
to our Clearance Department.
These pots are top-quality overstocks
And include a nice selection of colors, shapes & sizes.

40% OFF

Perennials, Trees, & Shrubs

Buy One Get One Free

Summer Annuals, Herbs & Water Plants

Does not include fall annuals, mums, or asters

Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed,
Chocolate makes it worth it.

50% Off

Italian Chocolate Pottery

Last week we talked about a new line of pottery from River Market called the Italian Chocolate collection. For more information and a picture see last week’s article in Newsletter 19. Hurry out while supplies last.

On newsletter day I drive Bonnie crazy with ‘Is this one funny?’
So this one has my name written all over it –

He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.


Rudbeckia image

Bright yellow petals and dark brown cone-shaped centers make Rudbeckia (rood-BECK-ee-ah) a perennial that’s hard to miss. These tough and versatile sun-loving plants are native to meadows in much of the country and flourish in like conditions—well-drained, mostly dry and not too good soil. These "Black-Eyed Susans" will even tolerate partial shade and brighten the back of a bed or border.

Of special interest is "Goldstrum" a variety noted for its stunning three inch flowers of deep gold and three month-long bloom time. This variety has so impressed gardeners that it was named Plant of the Year in 1999 by the Perennial Plant Association.

You need this plant in your landscape! Make a mass planting to attract birds and butterflies. Combine it with Russian sage and asters, sedums and grasses for a swath of color into autumn. And the best part is that Goldstrum and his perennial friends are all 40% off regular prices at America’s Best Flowers. Run, don’t walk, to add this abundant bloomer to your life.

The one who says it cannot be done,
should never interrupt the one who is doing it


Plant Nanny Packaging

August is a big vacation month. How we look forward to time away from routine! Let’s see – leave granted – check; tickets purchased – check; money in the bank – check; neighbor kid to watch the dog – check. Everything’s ready to go – except – finding someone reliable to take care of your plants. Here’s an inexpensive and effective way to water your hanging baskets and pots while you’re gone. For only $4.99 you can purchase a Plant Nanny which uses a water or soda bottle (up to 2 liter) to provide the moisture necessary to keep your plants happy. Because you need a tight seal, some bottles work better than others. Suggested water bottles include Dansi, Deja Blue, and AquaFina. Soda bottles the Plant Nanny Company recommends are Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, and 7-Up.

explanation of how the nanny works

Could you call sweat “workman’s condensation?”

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An unemployed jester is nobody’s fool.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Aug 14
IRIS Divide and Swap

Starts at 10 AM. Bring a clump of Iris to divide and swap with others! Bring a knife, a sharpie pen and plastic bags.

Sat, Sep 18
Art in the Garden

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

Having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time:
“I think I’ve forgotten this before.”

Bonnie’s Kitchen

The slaw and shrimp is good served with grilled zucchini or asparagus, rice, and crusty French bread. YUM!

Pineapple-Banana Slaw

Banana I use low-fat sour cream and mayo for this recipe
  • 3 cups purchased coleslaw blend
  • 1 (8 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained, reserving 3 T liquid
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 T honey
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 small banana, sliced

In medium bowl, combine coleslaw blend and pineapple; mix well. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, and 3T liquid; blend well. Add dressing to salad; mix gently to coat. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or until serving time to blend flavors. Just before serving, add sliced banana; toss gently.

Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

Rosemary Prawns

Prawn If rosemary sprigs are not stiff, insert a wooden skewer along with the sprig when threading the prawns. Make sure to soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes before using.
  • 1 ½ lb. fresh prawns or large shrimp, shelled with tails left on, deveined
  • 12 (about 6”) fresh rosemary sprigs
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut
  • 1/8 t crushed red pepper flakes
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Heat grill. Using toothpick if necessary to help guide sprigs through prawns, thread prawns onto rosemary sprigs (remove leaves from stem if necessary). In small bowl combine marmalade, coconut and red pepper flakes; mix well. When ready to grill, spray 1 side of prawns lightly with nonstick spray. Place prawns, sprayed side down, on grill over medium heat. Cook 3-6 minutes or until prawns turn pink, turning once and brushing lightly with marmalade mixture. Discard any remaining marmalade mixture.

Makes 6 servings

You know you’re getting old
when you wonder what you’d feel like
if you weren’t taking vitamins.

Speaking of Age –
The following website tells about the year you were born.


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