Second Annual Art in the Garden
Newsletter 26 – Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Youll love your garden … Its our promise!
Art in the Garden
Local Artisans featured
Saturday, September 17, 9-3
The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture
than it takes people to look at it.
Saturday, September 17, is Americas Best Flowers annual Art In The Garden. This year we are showcasing the work of over 45 area artists. Items include jewelry, silk scarves, purses, photography, painting, fused and stained glass, stone carving, gourds, leaf castings, handmade quilts, alpaca woolen items, the lost art of scherenschnitte and so much more. Are you looking for unique holiday gifts? We invite you to spend a few hours shopping in the relaxed atmosphere of our colorful greenhouses.
Autumn has arrived, and with it pansies, kale, fountain grass, and our spectacular fall mums. Local musicians will entertain you with their smooth sounds while you stroll the grounds. So come on out, rain or shine, this is one event you wont want to miss.
Americas Best Flowers would like to help our local food pantry in their effort to end hunger. Will you help, too? A collection bin will be available in the main greenhouse for your donations.
Just 4 more days
Dollar Days continues through Sunday, September 18. Your orange dollars may be used for up to 50% off your total purchase, less sales tax. They are good on anything we have in stock, so now is the time to get your favorite plant, tree or shrub. Or maybe youve been keeping your eye on a special piece of pottery. To make things better, Our Buy One Get One Free pricing on summer annuals and 20-40% off perennials, trees and shrubs remain in effect. Combine that with your dollars for additional savings.
Why was the art dealer in debt?
He didn’t have any Monet
The Blooms Say It All
America’s Best Flowers fields are overflowing with over 4,000 mums in more than 30 shades of white, yellow, gold, bronze, red, burgundy, lavender and purple. Our beautiful mums are grown outside in two-gallon pots, resulting in large, strong plants that are completely covered in buds and bloom. We think youll agree they are the best mums in town.
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
Remember last spring when you saw all those beautiful daffodils and tulips in your neighbors yards and how you wished you had some too? Dont let that happen again. September is the time to plant bulbs for next springs bloom. Our fall bulbs have arrived. Tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinth, allium and more are just waiting for you to take them home. Bulbs are an investment in the future and a great way to use your Orange Dollars.
When you plant your bulbs is the perfect opportunity to dig in a generous amount of plant food. Its your only chance to get the nutrients the bulbs need for maximum flowering directly under the bulbs in the root zone of your plants. This year we are featuring Hi Yields Dutch Bulb Food and Bone Meal.
A bumper sticker for artists: My other car is a bike, too."
Build a Scarecrow
Its almost scarecrow time again. We have been busy getting ready, searching out hats, clothing and accessories so you can create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow. We will be stuffing straw from 10 to 5 seven days a week, beginning Saturday, Sept. 24 and running through Sunday Oct. 16. This is a fun after-school adventure, ideal for groups of all ages. So mark your calendars to come on out! There is a nominal fee for the scarecrow kit and garage sale prices on the clothing, but you are welcome to bring your own outfit. For groups of 5 or more, please call ahead -222-2269 – so we can be sure to have enough staff available.
The Mona Lisa was brought up in court on charges of murder –
but it turned out that she’d been framed.
What did the artist say to the dentist?
|Sat, Sep 10 – Sun, Sep 18|
Fall Dollar Days
Redeem your collected orange ABF dollars for up to 50% off your total purchase.
|Sat, Sep 17|
Art in the Garden
9am – 3pm Local artisans and crafters will be displaying and selling their merchandise. Please note that the artists will not accept Orange Dollars.
|Sat, Sep 24 – Sun, Oct 16|
10am – 5pm Make your own scarecrow and we’ll clean up the mess. Family fun!
|Sat, Nov 19|
Winter Porch Pot & Wreath Workshop
10am – 4pm Please call ahead to register 222-2269.
Fred imagined himself a brilliant artist.
But his teacher said he was so bad it was a wonder he could draw breath.
Robins Roasted Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce
- Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
- Carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- Parsnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- Rutabagas, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- Winter squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 cubes
- Zucchini, peeled, seeded and cut into pieces
- Turnips, peeled and quartered
- Onions, peeled and quartered
- Cauliflower, cut into florets
- Broccoli, cut into florets
- Green Beans, whole
- Asparagus, whole
- 4 large garlic cloves
- 2 4 T olive oil
- 2 T fresh Basil, chopped or 2 tsp dry
- 1 T fresh Oregano, chopped or 1 tsp dry
- Salt & Black Pepper to taste
Choose from the above list or use any vegetable combination you wish to equal 8 cups. Quantities are extremely flexible. If you end up with more or less, simply adjust the oil and seasonings accordingly.
Place olive oil, garlic, herbs and seasonings in a large bowl. Mix well. Add prepared vegetables. Toss to coat. Spread veggies in a single-layer on cookie sheets sprayed well with Pam. Bake at 350 for 30 – 45 minutes or until tender.
Cool a few minutes. Puree in blender in batches. Add 1-15 oz can jellied cranberry sauce. Mix well. Serve over hot spaghetti noodles.
I think my Grandson best summed up my feelings about abstract art.
We were looking at a painting with a wild mish-mash of colors
and he asked, "What’s that?"
I said, "It’s supposed to be a cowboy on his horse."
"Well," he continued, "Why isn’t it?"