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Have a Merry Christmas! – 2014

Have a Merry Christmas! Newsletter 45 – Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 80 Holiday Gift Giving! How about a Gorgeous Poinsettia? Christmas Centerpieces Words of Appreciation from Marty! Recipe: Marty’s Crockpot Stuffing America’s Best Flowers Holiday Hours Our Cottage Grove hours for the month of December are9am – 6pmexcept for the following dates: Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve  – 9am – 4pm We will be closed from Thursday, December 25 through January 4. For the month of January Hours will be 10am – 4pm, Monday through Saturday.  In January we will be closed on Sundays. This will be […]

Don’t Panic! You still have six days! – 2014

Don’t Panic! You still have six days! Newsletter 44 – Thursday, December 18, 2014 Holiday Gift Giving! Send Flowers for the Holidays! Our Christmas trees need homes! Gorgeous Poinsettias Taking care of your Poinsettia Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Other Holiday Decorating Items Holiday ‘Grab and Go Porch Pots’ Christmas Centerpieces Holiday Gift Giving Ideas More for the birds! All Melissa & Doug products are 25% off! Recipe: Mrs. Holmen’s ‘Seder Snips’ (Syrup Snips) Christmas Cookies Recipe: Sister Rose’s Scones America’s Best Flowers Holiday Hours Our Cottage Grove hours for the month of December are9am – 6pmexcept for the following […]

Christmas is just around the corner! – 2014

Christmas is just around the corner! Newsletter 43 – Thursday, December 11, 2014 Holiday Hours Lucy’s Story – Chapter 78 Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree… Gorgeous Poinsettias Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots! Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Other Holiday Decorating Items Holiday ‘Grab and Go Porch Pots’ Christmas Centerpieces Holiday Gift Giving Ideas More for the birds! Rustic Garden Art All Melissa & Doug products are 25% off! Holiday Gift Giving! Recipe: Mary’s Star Cookies Recipe: Coconut-Almond Crescent Cookies Holiday Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9am-6:00pm On Sunday, December 21 we will be closing early at 4:00 […]

Deck the Halls … and everything else! – 2014

Deck the Halls … and everything else! Newsletter 42 – Thursday, December 4, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 77 Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree… Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Other Holiday Decorating Items Holiday ‘Grab and Go Porch Pots’ Christmas Centerpieces Holiday Gift Giving Ideas All Melissa & Doug products are 25% off! Edgerton Floral Holiday Open House Recipe: “Gooey” Red Velvet Cookies Holiday Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9am-6:00pm On Sunday, December 21 we will be closing early for our staff holiday party. On Wednesday, December 24 we will be closing early […]

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! – 2014

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Newsletter 41 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 76 America’s Best Flowers makes Holiday decorating easy AND fun! Wreath Workshop this Sunday Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Custom made Holiday Porch Pots! Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Other Holiday Decorating Items Holiday ‘Grab and Go Porch Pots’ Holiday Gift Giving Ideas Fresh Cut Christmas Trees! Gorgeous Poinsettias Edgerton Floral Holiday Open House Another Holiday Gift Giving Idea! Recipe: Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls Current Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9am-5:30pm Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm Lucy’s Story – Chapter 76 "Asleep … but […]

We make Holiday Decorating Fun and Easy! – 2014

We make Holiday Decorating Fun and Easy! Newsletter 40 – Thursday, November 20, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 76 America’s Best Flowers makes Holiday decorating easy AND fun! Holiday Porch Pot Workshop Wreath Workshop Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Nature for the Holidays Fresh Cut Christmas Trees! Gorgeous Poinsettias Edgerton Floral Holiday Open House Recipe: Turkey Au Gratin Casserole Current Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9am-5:30pm Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm Lucy’s Story – Chapter 76 I guess me and my posse better move out of the way! Click for Larger Image I’m so excited!  We’re getting ready for the […]

Get your Holidays started here! – 2014

Get your Holidays started here! Newsletter 39 – Thursday, November 13, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 75 America’s Best Flowers makes Holiday decorating easy AND fun! Holiday Porch Pot Workshop Custom made Holiday Porch Pots! Wreath Workshop Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Fresh and Green Fresh Cut Christmas Trees! For the birds! Gorgeous Poinsettias Fresh Green Plants There is still time to plant Spring Bulbs! Holiday Gift Giving Ideas Easy Money for Your Non-Profit Organization! Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Current Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9-5:30 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 75 "Not something you […]

Making Christmas – 2014

Making Christmas Newsletter 38 – Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 74 Holiday Decorating Holiday Porch Pot Workshop More Holiday Freshness Coming Soon Fresh Green Plants Ongoing Miniature Garden & Terrarium Workshops! Clear the Bench Sale – Now 80% Off! Spring Bulbs! Easy Money for Your Non-Profit Organization! Recipe: Autumn Cake Loaf Current Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9-5:30 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 74 "Just pretend that this watermelon is her, and the lawn is covered with leaves." Click for Larger Image I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned before […]

Have a Happy Halloween! – 2014

Have a Happy Halloween! Newsletter 37 – Thursday, October 30, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 73 Calling all dogs! Ongoing Miniature Garden & Terrarium Workshops! Clear the Bench Sale – Now 70% Off! 30% off Spring Bulbs Stay Green with Houseplants Holiday Porch Pots! Recipe: Death by Oreo Cupcakes Current Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week 9-5:30 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 73 My Mom is taking a much-deserved break this week.  Be back soon!  Meanwhile read about the luscious treats below.  I hope I can get some! ~Lucy Calling all dogs! These […]

Still plenty of Gardening to do! – 2014

Still plenty of Gardening to do! Newsletter 36 – Thursday, October 23, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 72 Ongoing Miniature Garden & Terrarium Workshops! Clear the Bench Sale – Now 60% Off! Spring Bulbs! Stay Green with Houseplants Put Your Pruners Away! Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins Revised Hours Cottage Grove openDaily & Weekends 9-5:30 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 72 "We also have pictures of her from the front and me from behind. She didn’t seem to count those." Click for Larger Image We went for a glorious walk down to our neighborhood park yesterday. There is nothing better […]

Miniature Fun! – 2014

Miniature Fun! Newsletter 35 – Thursday, October 16, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 71 Clear the Bench Sale – Now 50% Off! Ongoing Miniature Garden & Terrarium Workshops! It’s Flea Market Saturday at America’s Best Flowers! Bulbs-A-Plenty! Houseplants Galore Easy Money for Your Non-Profit Organization! Easy Decorating Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles Current Hours Cottage Grove openDaily 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 71 "We’ll be back when all the fleas are gone!" Click for Larger Image My mom has gone all goofy…again. Yep, you guessed it!  It’s flea market time.  This Saturday is the last one for the […]

Perennials, Trees & Shrubs on Sale! – 2014

Perennials, Trees & Shrubs on Sale! Newsletter 34 – Thursday, October 9, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 70 It’s our ‘Clear the Benches’ Sale! Bulbs-A-Plenty! Air Plants Yes, We Have Other Houseplants Our Staff has Good Tastes Please don’t forget to vote…for us! Flea Market Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Casserole Current Hours Cottage Grove openDaily 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 70 "Ah, just one more week of summer, please." Click for Larger Image Yippee, Skippy!  No more chattering teeth or freezing noses!  Yes, I feel bad about my dad’s blood-curdling scream in the middle of the night, […]

Ghosts, Gardens and Goodies – 2014

Ghosts, Gardens and Goodies Newsletter 33 – Thursday, October 2, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 69 Road construction ahead! Beautiful Bulbs! Protect Your New Bulbs! We have fall decorating bundles! Yum! More Family Fun at Scarecrow Days! Fairy Garden Halloween Accessories Boston Ferns Easy Money for Your Non-Profit Organization! Please don’t forget to vote…for us! Flea Market Recipe: Pickled Beets Current Hours Cottage Grove open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat and Sun 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 69 "Ingenuity like this is why bears will never rule the world." Click for Larger Image We were having so much fun last […]

Vote for us! – 2014

Vote for us! Newsletter 32 – Thursday, September 25, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 68 Vote for us! Lots of Beautiful Bulbs! We have fall decorating bundles! Family Fun at Scarecrow Days! Fairy Garden Halloween Accessories Did you know we have houseplants? Recipe: Zucchini Cookies Current Hours Cottage Grove open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat and Sun 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 68 "My nose is a weapon of sleep disruption" Click for Larger Image Nobody is going to believe me, I just know it!  But I’m telling you it was an accident.  It really truly was.  Half way through […]

The Haunted Greenhouse – 2014

The Haunted Greenhouse Newsletter 31 – Thursday, September 18, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 67 Beautiful Bulbs! We have fall decorating bundles! Are you ready for Scarecrow Days? Wanted! Good homes for our Mums! Fairy Garden Halloween Accessories Easy Money for Your Non-Profit Organization! Farmers Market Schedule Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles Revised Hours Cottage Grove open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat and Sun 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 67 "And I was having this great dream, too! It was WARM." Click for Larger Image I was talking with my mom the other day about how cold it is at night and […]

Art in the Garden this Saturday – 2014

Art in the Garden this Saturday Newsletter 30 – Thursday, September 11, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 66 It’s Art in the Garden Saturday We are so proud of our mums! Avoid Springtime Regrets! It’s Flea Market Sunday! Cottage Grove Boy Scout Troop 145 We have Happy Pumpkins! Farmers Market Schedule Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Bread Revised Hours Cottage Grove open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat and Sun 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 66 "Oh no, was that the vacuum again? I should have buried it when I had the chance." Click for Larger Image I knew I was long overdue […]

Container Workshop this Saturday! – 2014

Container Workshop this Saturday! Newsletter 29 – Thursday, September 4, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 65 Autumn Container Workshop Why not pick up your Fall Bulbs? Easy decorating for your football party! Art in the Garden Recipe: Zucchini Cheese Soup Current Hours Cottage Grove open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6 Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 65 "Did you get my good side?" Click for Larger Image I know this weekends’ Badger football game is only a pre-season game, but, hey, this girl is all about looking good for any and all football games!  So, […]

Happy Labor Day – 2014

Happy Labor Day Newsletter 28 – Thursday, August 28, 2014 Happy Labor Day Lucy’s Story – Chapter 64 Featured Plant of the Week: Evergreens Bulbs, Bulbs and More Fall Bulbs Have Arrived! Are you entertaining this weekend? ALL 10” & 12” Hanging Baskets are $10 Art in the Garden Vendor Information Coming Soon: Autumn Container Workshop Recipe: No Mess Oven Fries Happy Labor Day Current Hours Cottage Grove open  Labor Day open 9-6 Tues-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton open Labor Day open 9-4 Tues-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 64 I don’t get it! Every single time […]

Flea Market this Saturday! – 2014

Flea Market this Saturday! Newsletter 27 – Thursday, August 21, 2014 Current Hours Lucy’s Story – Chapter 63 Our Beautiful Iris Bulbs are in … come and get them! MUMS AND PANSIES It’s Flea Market Saturday! Featured Plant of the Week: ALL 10” & 12” Hanging Baskets are $10 Floral Designer Needed Send Al your gardening questions! Recipe: Grilled Corn Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 63 "She also got me this really heavy ball yesterday, but I haven’t seen it since." Click for Larger […]

Freshen up your Color – 2014

Freshen up your Color Newsletter 26 – Thursday, August 14, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 62 Featured Plant of the Week: ALL 10” Hanging Baskets are $10 MUMS AND ASTERS GALORE Flea Markets at Our Greenhouse! Art in the Garden Vendor Information The Joy of Fall Gardening Floral Designer Needed Recipe: Scott’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 62 "It could be worse. At least I taught them to play fetch." Click for Larger Image My mom just left to go shopping again […]

Customer Appreciation Picnic – 2014

Customer Appreciation Picnic Newsletter 25 – Thursday, August 7, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 61 Featured Plant of the Week: Santa Cruz Begonia Hanging Baskets Customer Appreciation Day at America’s Best Flowers Our August Flea Market is right around the corner! Art in the Garden Vendor Information We Have Sweet Corn for You (Butter not included) Floral Designer Needed Available for your use! Recipe: Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 61 "I hope she doesn’t tell mom where I’m hiding" Click for […]

Success! All Dogs Washed! – 2014

Success! All Dogs Washed! Newsletter 24 – Thursday, July 31, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 60 Perennial of the Week: Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ We Have The Perfect Hydrangea For You! Art in the Garden Vendor Information Dog Wash Fundraiser Results! Part-time Floral Designer, experience required Recipe: Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 60 "It used to be that all our family photos just looked like this. Everybody agreed that I was the only one worth looking at." Click for Larger Image I was so […]

Doggy Invasion! – 2014

Doggy Invasion! Newsletter 23 – Thursday, July 24, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 59 Featured Plant of the Week: Brugmansia Calling All Dirty Dogs! Art in the Garden Vendor Information Part-time Floral Designer, experience required Recipe: Chicken with Fennel & Tomatoes Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 59 "Day 18: They are everywhere. Soon, the dummies will outnumber the living." Click for Larger Image "Look at him! He thinks he’s being so sneaky!" Click for Larger Image I don’t get how this works.  My mom goes […]

Calling All Dogs! – 2014

Calling All Dogs! Newsletter 22 – Thursday, July 17, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 58 Featured Plant of the Week: Water Garden Plants (All of them) Get your tools sharpened this weekend! We’re Going to the Dogs! Part-time Floral Designer, experience required Recipe: Steve’s Herbed Corn Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 58 "I’ll be your best friend forever if you read me my favorite book." Click for Larger Image Hey, I almost forgot to tell you about the first dummy that came to live with […]

Flea Market this Saturday – 2014

Flea Market this Saturday Newsletter 21 – Thursday, July 10, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 57 It’s Flea Market Time! Cottage Grove Boy Scout Troop 145 Featured Plant of the Week: Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus We’re Going to the Dogs! Recipe: Caprese Salad Revised Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 57 "Psst! Dad! She knows about the man cave! Let’s hide out here!" Click for Larger Image Yikes, she’s still at it!  Yep, I’m talking about my mom! The difference is NOW that I know that she is […]

Happy Independence Day – 2014

Happy Independence Day Newsletter 20 – Thursday, July 3, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 56 Featured Plant of the Week: Mini Roses July 12 is our 1st Flea Market for 2014! Rustic Garden Art Blooming Zinnias! Recipe: Patriotic Cookie Pizza Hours for July 4th Cottage GroveFriday, July 4th9am-6pm EdgertonFriday, July 4th9am-1pm   The Edgerton location parking lot is being resurfaced on July 4th.  Please follow the signs to the back entrance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Revised Hours Starting Monday, July 7th Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story […]

Find us at these Farmer’s Markets – 2014

Find us at these Farmer’s Markets Newsletter 19 – Thursday, June 26, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 55 Featured Plant of the Week: Butterfly Bush July 12 is our 1st Flea Market for 2014! Farmers Market Schedule Love Thy Neighbor Recipe: Spinach Salad with Fresh Strawberries Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-6, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 55 "I get to keep this, right?" Click for Larger Image So, it happened again. There I was minding my own business, kinda in and out of a great […]

Happy Father’s Day – 2014

Happy Father’s Day Newsletter 17 – Thursday, June 12, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 53 Happy Father’s Day! Perennial of the Week: Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ Pond Scum Be Gone! Coming Soon – Our 1st 2014 Flea Market! Recipe: Brats with Mango Relish Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-6, Sat 8:30-6, Sun 9-4. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare Lucy’s Story – Chapter 53 "So … cool …" Click for Larger Image I am one really, really […]

Succulent Workshop this Weekend – 2014

Succulent Workshop this Weekend Newsletter 16 – Thursday, June 5, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 52 Don’t Miss Our Succulent Garden Workshop Perennial of the Week: Russian Sage Glass with Class for Your Garden It’s Getting Close to Flea Market Time at America’s Best Flowers Recipe: Asparagus Bundt Cake Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-7, Sat 8:30-6, Sun 9-5. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 52 "This image isn’t actually 6 years old. My mom just doesn’t know how to set the date on her camera." Click for Larger Image It’s […]

Perennial Month and Flea Markets! – 2014

Perennial Month and Flea Markets! Newsletter 15 – Thursday, May 29, 2014 Fill that Gap with Groundcover June is Perennial Month at America’s Best Flowers Summertime is a Fun Time to Entertain! Flea Market Time Recipe: Mom’s Rhubarb Pie Recipe: Aunt Betty Jean’s Rhubarb Custard Pie Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-7, Sat 8:30-6, Sun 9-5. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 51 Click for Larger Image I overheard my mom talking to my dad about getting a summer haircut.   Should she go to the same person that has been […]

Memorial Day – 2014

Memorial Day Newsletter 14 – Thursday, May 22, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 50 Are you hosting a Memorial Day party, graduation party, family reunion or just an all out fun get together? Tomato and Pepper Plants! Friendly Dogs Are Welcome At Our Greenhouse Recipe: Lemony Rice Pilaf with Scallions As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars. John M. McHugh Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-7, Sat 8:30-6, Sun 9-5. Memorial Day Hours Cottage Grove will be […]

Last Spring Container Workshop this Weekend – 2014

Last Spring Container Workshop this Weekend Newsletter 13 – Thursday, May 15, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 49 Last Spring Container Workshop this Weekend Serving Up Tasty Herbs on Saturday Need help with decorating an event? Recipe: Sue’s Shrimp Rice A Roni Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6.Note: Saturday, May 17, from 8am-7pm. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-7, Sat 8:30-6, Sun 9-5. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 49 Click for Larger Image Wow!  When is all this yard work going to be done?  I just want to roll in the grass, sleep in the […]

Happy Mother’s Day! – 2014

Happy Mother’s Day! Newsletter 12 – Thursday, May 8, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 48 Happy Mother’s Day! Our Hanging Flower Baskets Are Beautiful! Wrought Iron Crane Hooks (aka Shepherd’s hooks) Recipe: Chicken Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove – open Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat and Sun 9-6. Note: For the next two weeks, we are open Saturday from 8am-7pm. Edgerton – open Mon-Fri 8:30-7, Sat 8:30-6, Sun 9-5. Special Hours for Mother’s Day Weekend! Saturday 8am-7pm Sunday 9am-6pm Just a reminder, easiest shopping hours are early and late. We look forward to seeing you. I remember my mother’s prayers and they […]

Happy May Day! – 2014

Happy May Day! Newsletter 11 – Thursday, May 1, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 47 More Fun This Weekend At Our Greenhouse! May 11 Is Right Around The Corner! For a Hands-on Mother’s Day Gift St. Vincent de Paul’s Pick-a-Pack Weekend! Don and his magic grinding wheel are back for the weekend! Send Al your gardening questions! Recipe: Cheesesteak Bundles Current Hours Our Cottage Grove location is open Monday-Friday 9-7, Saturdays and Sundays 9-6. Starting next week, we will be open Monday-Friday 9-8, Saturdays 8-7 and Sundays 9-6. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 47 "This is what we experts call ‘hiding […]

Container Workshop Weekend – 2014

Container Workshop Weekend Newsletter 10 – Thursday, April 24, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 46 Are you too busy for a workshop? Earth Day Celebrations Arbor Day Celebration Good Bugs Digging in the Dirt Recipe: Morley’s Bacon Wraps Current Hours Our Cottage Grove location is open Monday-Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 9-5. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 46 Lucy the Apprentice Plumber Click for Larger Image That thing that the water comes out of needed to be fixed. It’s been acting funny for a while now.  How do I know that if I can’t see up that high, you ask?  […]

Wishing you a Peaceful Easter! – 2014

Wishing you a Peaceful Easter! Newsletter 9 – Thursday, April 17, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 45 The Return of the Silly Pink Wabbit Treat Your Lawn with Milorganite Recipe: Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe: Bright, Bold and Beautiful Pickled Eggs Updated Hours Beginning Monday, April 21 our Cottage Grove location will be open Monday through Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 9-5. We will be closed Easter Sunday. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 45 "I’d especially love a blow-dry right now … brrr!" Click for Larger Image It’s plain and simple I love my mom’s hair blower.  On cooler mornings, after […]

Colorful Weekend at the Greenhouse – 2014

Colorful Weekend at the Greenhouse Newsletter 8 – Thursday, April 10, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 44 Spring Flower Show Join us for our Herb, Terrarium, and Miniature Garden workshop weekend! Get your tools sharpened this weekend! You CAN Plant NOW? Brown Evergreens Cranbunny, Bluebunny, Honeybunny … Anybunny?? Melissa & Doug are back! Send Al your gardening questions! Recipe: Glazed Spiral-Cut Holiday Ham w/ Cola-Dijon-Brown sugar glaze Recipe: Carrots Almondine Open Hours Our Cottage Grove location will be open from 9-6 Monday through Saturday and 9-5 on Sundays.  We will be closed for Easter to allow our associates to spend […]

Anticipation – 2014

Anticipation Newsletter 7 – Thursday, April 3, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 43 Anticipation Congratulations Badgers! FINAL CALL – Fundraising Program Extended to April 15 Recipe: Easter Egg Rolls Recipe: Herb Butter Longer Hours Starting Monday, April 7 Our Cottage Grove location will be open from 9-6 Monday through Saturday and 9-5 on Sundays.  We will be closed for Easter to allow our associates to spend time with family. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 43 "I’ve never felt so spoiled before…" Click for Larger Image Okay, I’ve got to admit it.  Hubby and I have been a little lax with Lucy’s […]

The Greenhouse is Snow-Free! – 2014

The Greenhouse is Snow-Free! Newsletter 6 – Thursday, March 27, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 42 It’s Sneak Peek Time at our Greenhouse! Fundraising Program Extended to April 15 Houseplant Care for March Recipe: Best-Loved Chocolate Bars Current Hours Hours for our Cottage Grove location are 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 42 3 months in the future, the sun begs Lucy for forgiveness. She pretends not to hear. Click for Larger Image What?! One day earlier this week, in both the morning and afternoon, I was outside rolling in the grass. My olfactory system (yes, […]

Take Home a bit of Spring! – 2014

Take Home a bit of Spring! Newsletter 5 – Thursday, March 20, 2014 Robins and Daffodils are sure signs of Spring! Fundraising Program Extended to April 15 Employment Opportunities Have you ever wondered how all our flower pots get planted? Recipe: Jalapeno Chicken & Rice Casserole Current Hours Hours for our Cottage Grove location are 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 41 "Sometimes, I get so relaxed that I fall asleep before I can even close my … zzz" Click for Larger Image I got the greatest gift EVER from my ‘Doggy Godmother’, Sue.  You will […]

Spring has arrived at America’s Best Flowers – 2014

Spring has arrived at America’s Best Flowers Newsletter 4 – Thursday, March 13, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 40 Do you need some color in your life? Spring has arrived at America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Recipe: Andes Grasshopper Cake Current Hours Hours for our Cottage Grove location are 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 40 Lucy’s Rebuttal to last week’s chapter Click for Larger Image Really?  Wouldn’t you think that I would wake myself up if I was ‘running’ at ‘full dog throttle’?  And in all of my 12 years I have never ever heard […]

Marching towards Madness Spring! – 2014

Marching towards Madness Spring! Newsletter 3 – Thursday, March 6, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 39 Back by popular demand: Blue Zebra! Polar vortex and wind chill – words we are tired of hearing! Have you ever wondered how all our flower pots get planted? We remember… Recipe: Winter Vegetable Chicken Soup Current Hours Hours for our Cottage Grove location are 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 39 "You want to sleep here? I’m not sure there’s room for both of us." Click for Larger Image The only ‘being’ getting a good night’s sleep lately at […]

Visit us at the Garden Expo! – 2014

Visit us at the Garden Expo! Newsletter 2 – Thursday, February 6, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 38 What’s the first sign of spring? 2014 Garden Expo Miniature Gardens are BIG at America’s Best Flowers! Blue Zebra: Back by popular demand! We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! Classic Brand Bird Feeders Valentine’s Day Flowers America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Our 2014 Newsletter Upcoming Events for 2014 Recipe: Valentine Fruit Pizzas Current Hours Hours for our Cottage Grove location are 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 38 We saw it in her eyes.  The winter blahs […]

Happy New Year! – 2014

Happy New Year! Newsletter 1 – Thursday, January 16, 2014 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 37 We have spring fever…how about you? Visit us at the 2014 Midwest Garden Expo Our 2014 Newsletter Current Hours Our Cottage Grove hours are now 10am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday.  For the month of January we will be closed on Sundays. Please note:  America’s Best Flowers will be closed on Wednesday, January 22. Lucy’s Story – Chapter 37 You will not believe this…Lucy has been keeping a winter diary!  Yikes, where does it end? After some reasoning (and bribes with sweet potato treats) Lucy […]

 

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