Summer Dollar Days

Newsletter 18 – Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Only 4 days left!
NOW through July 18
America’s Best Flowers

Redeem your orange bucks on ANYTHING we sell for up to 50% off
your total purchase. We have a great selection of annuals,
perennials, trees and shrubs; and don’t forget that drop-dead
beautiful piece of pottery that you’ve been looking at all season.
And there’s more-

Buy One Get One Free

Including hanging baskets, container gardens, flats
& all sizes of annual potted plants and herbs

Use your Orange Dollars and save up to 50% more!!

Imagine that stunning garden container from our design department that you saw on one of our end caps. How would you like to get 75% off the original price? Here’s how it works. A container which costs $69.99 would now be $35.00. Use orange dollars for up to half the price. Can you imagine getting a custom designed planter for your entryway, deck or porch for only $17.49!! And remember, our annuals are locally grown, BY US!

And there’s still more!!

50% off Water Plants, too

Many are perennial, and will do very well in wet areas without a pond.
These plants are beautiful and a steal at these prices, and
YES, you can use your Orange Dollars.

Silly Product Labels:
A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard warns:
“Do not drive with sunshield in place.”

Pink Double Knockout Rose

Knock Out Roses

Red Double Knockout Rose

The Knock Out Rose family grows easily with minimal care. Bred to be the most disease resistant rose on the market, its stunning flower power lasts until the first hard frost. America’s Best Flowers has Double Pink and Double Red Knock Outs available in a gallon pot for only $19.99. Use Orange Dollars and they’re only $9.99. Stop out today while supplies last.

A cartridge for a laser printer warns:
“Do not eat toner”

Put an End to End Rot

End Rot on Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetable in America. Nothing compares to the taste of a garden ripened tomato. They are easy to grow, needing only sunshine, a bit of fertilizer and water to produce bumper crops. But like with all things, there is a right and wrong way to water tomatoes. Be sure to water at soil level, taking care not to get the foliage wet, and water deeply, thoroughly soaking the roots about once a week unless there has been at least an inch of rain.

Tomatoes in containers need to be watered much more often. Not applying enough water or over-watering can both lead to blossom end rot, which affects fruit at all stages of development. The characteristic symptom is a progressive deterioration of the blossom end of the fruit, from a water-soaked appearance to a sunken, black, leathery lesion. While secondary fungal infections can occur, blossom end rot is a disorder caused by calcium deficiency induced by water stress. Blossom-end rot is easy to prevent with Rot-Stop. This ready-to-use spray is quickly absorbed and begins working immediately. Several of our co-workers who have used it, heartily recommend it, and praise its quick results.

A bathroom heater says:
“This product is not to be used in bathrooms.”

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A popular manufactured fireplace log warns:
“Caution – Risk of Fire”

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

A can of self-defense pepper spray warns users:
“May irritate eyes.”

Bonnie’s Kitchen

This weather is definitely perfect for ice cream pies. Almost everyone likes them, and they’re usually fairly easy to make.

Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Heath Candy Bar
  • 4 (1.4 oz.) Heath bars
  • 1½ pints vanilla ice cream
  • 9” chocolate cookie crumb crust
  • 1 cup chocolate fudge ice cream topping
  • 1½ pints chocolate ice cream

Chop candy bars. (I just buy the Heath bits in the chocolate chip section of grocery store.) Let vanilla ice cream soften slightly. Pack evenly into pie crust. Spread fudge topping over ice cream and top with half the chopped Heath bars. Freeze until firm, about an hour. Let chocolate ice cream soften slightly. Spread over Heath bars. Sprinkle remaining Heath bars on top and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.

Banana Split Ice Cream Pie

Cherry with Stem
  • 9” chocolate cookie crumb crust
  • 2 sliced bananas
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 cups strawberry ice cream, softened
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherries

Arrange sliced bananas over bottom of crust. Spread vanilla ice cream in an even layer over bananas. Spread strawberry ice cream in an even layer over the vanilla ice cream. Top with drained pineapple.

Whip the cream until stiff peaks form; spread over the top. Sprinkle with nuts Place pie in freezer for at least 4 hours.

Garnish with cherries.*

*I use the maraschino cherries with the stem.

For more Ice Cream Recipes, check out Cherries Jubilee Ice Cream Pie and Mississippi Mud Pie (MY personal favorite!) from Newsletter 19, 2009 in our Newsletter Archive

A small boy was looking at the red ripe tomatoes growing in the farmer’s garden.
“I’ll give you my two pennies for that tomato,” he said,
pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit hanging on the vine.
“No,” said the farmer, “I get a dime for a tomato like that one.”
The boy pointed to a smaller green one, “Will you take two pennies for that one?”
“Yes,” replied the farmer, “I’ll give you that one for two cents.”
“Ok,” said the lad, sealing the deal by putting the coins in the farmer’s hand,
‘I’ll pick it up in about a week.”

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