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2015 – Newsletter 45 – Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Newsletter 45 – Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Ideas! How about a Gorgeous Poinsettia? Floral Designer Needed Employment Opportunities Upcoming Events for 2016 Recipe: Caramelized Onion Dip Holiday Hours Our Cottage Grove hours for the month of December are Tuesday, December 22 – 9am-6pm Wednesday, December 23 – 9am-6pm Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve  – 9am – 4pm Friday-Sunday, December 25-27 – Closed Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30 – Open – 9am – 5pm Thursday-Sunday, December 31 – January 3 – Closed In January: Regular hours will change to 9am – 5pm on Monday – Saturday, and […]

2015 – Newsletter 44 – Christmas is in the Air!

Christmas is in the Air! Newsletter 44 – Thursday, December 17, 2015 Gorgeous Poinsettias Holiday Gift Giving Ideas Christmas Centerpieces Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots! 30% Off of Holiday Freshness Holiday Decorating Items Festive Porch Pot Accessories Make Something Beautiful this Holiday Season! Send flowers for the holidays! Floral Designer Needed It’s so easy to Purchase an America’s Best Flowers Gift Card! Words of Appreciation from Marty! Recipe: Spinach Smoked Salmon and Herbed Cream Roulade Holiday Hours Our Cottage Grove hours for the month of December are Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat & Sun 9:00am-5pm, except for the following dates: Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve  – 9am-4pm Friday-Sunday, December […]

2015 – Newsletter 43 – Give Something Green for the Holidays

Give Something Green for the Holidays Newsletter 43 – Thursday, December 10, 2015 Holiday Hours Gorgeous Poinsettias Christmas Centerpieces Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots! Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Dogs Love Treats and Toys! Now for the Real Birds! Christmas Guardian Angel and Holy Family Nativity Scene Festive Porch Pot Accessories Make Something Beautiful this Holiday Season! Holiday Gift Giving Ideas It’s so easy to Purchase an America’s Best Flowers Gift Card! Recipe: Avocado Chicken Salad Holiday Hours Cottage Grove open Open 7 days a week M-F 9am-6pm Sat & Sun 9am-5pm On Sunday, December 13 we will be closing early at […]

2015 – Newsletter 42 – Bring on the White Stuff

Bring on the White Stuff Newsletter 42 – Thursday, December 3, 2015 Wreath Workshop Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Gorgeous Poinsettias Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Gift Box Amaryllis Festive Porch Pot Accessories Make Something Beautiful this Holiday Season! Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots! It’s so easy to Purchase an America’s Best Flowers Gift Card! Recipe: Double Chocolate Brownies Wreath Workshop Click for Larger Image A cheery and festive wreath on your front door is a welcoming and warm way to greet your holiday guests into your home. Join us on Saturday for our holiday wreath workshop.  If you need assistance we’ll […]

2015 – Newsletter 41 – Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Newsletter 41 – Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Wreath Workshop Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Gorgeous Poinsettias Fresh Cut Christmas Trees! Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items Holiday Welcome Mats Festive Porch Pot Accessories Make Something Beautiful this Holiday Season! Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots! It’s so easy to Purchase an America’s Best Flowers Gift Card! Recipe for Stuffed Bears Recipe: Lisa’s Hot Taco Dip Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5   Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Both America’s Best Flowers locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day Wreath Workshop Saturday, December 5Ongoing throughout the day between 9 […]

2015 – Newsletter 40 – Poinsettias for the Holidays

Poinsettias for the Holidays Newsletter 40 – Thursday, November 19, 2015 Holiday Porch Pot Workshop SchoolGrounds Cafe Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots! Gorgeous Poinsettias Fresh Flower Thanksgiving Centerpieces Festive Porch Pot Accessories Exciting Event at our Edgerton Location Wreath Workshop Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Fresh Cut Christmas Trees! Shutterly Beautiful Amaryllis Bulbs for Indoor Winter Blooms Purchase your America’s Best Flowers Gift Cards on-line! Recipe: Creamy Broccoli-White Bean Soup Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5   Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Holiday Porch Pot Workshop Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd Ongoing throughout the day between 9am and […]

2015 – Newsletter 39 – Your Home for the Holidays

Your Home for the Holidays Newsletter 39 – Thursday, November 12, 2015 Spring Bulbs! Last weekend for our Miniature Garden Container Workshop! Exciting Event at our Edgerton Location Holiday decorating can be easy AND fun! Holiday Porch Pot Workshop Festive Porch Pot Accessories May the Decorating Begin! Amaryllis Bulbs for Indoor Winter Blooms Holiday Welcome Mats A Time of Remembrance Purchase your America’s Best Flowers Gift Cards on-line! Recipe: Diane’s Pecan Pie Recipe: Pastry for Single 9” Pie Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5   Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Last weekend for our Miniature Garden Container […]

2015 – Newsletter 38 – Ready, Set, Holidays

Get set for the Holidays Newsletter 38 – Thursday, November 5, 2015 Bulbs for Days … and Years! Ongoing Miniature Garden Container Workshop! Fresh Flower Thanksgiving Centerpieces Holiday decorating can be easy AND fun! Holiday Porch Pot Workshop Festive Porch Pot Accessories Custom made Holiday Porch Pots! More Holiday Freshness Coming Soon Exciting Event at our Edgerton Location 90% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs! America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Ask Irene: Cleaning pots for storage Recipe: Apple Crunch Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Ongoing Miniature Garden Container Workshop! Weekends Now thru […]

2015 – Newsletter 37 – We have BOOtiful DecHORRORations

We have BOOtiful DecHORRORations Newsletter 37 – Thursday, October 29, 2015 Halloween Decorations Bulbs for Days… and Years! 50% Off Pumpkins and Gourds Miniature Garden Workshop Fresh Flower Thanksgiving Centerpieces Festive Porch Pot Accessories 90% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs! America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Ask Irene: Seeding Grass in the Fall Recipe: Mummy Dogs Hours Bulbs for Days… and Years! Our bulbs are just itching to get in the ground! This is the BEST time to plant bulbs, but this window of opportunity won’t last forever. They can be planted until the ground freezes solid, so take advantage now […]

2015 – Newsletter 36 – Let our Bulbs Light Up Your Spring!

Let our Bulbs Light Up Your Spring! Newsletter 36 – Thursday, October 22, 2015 Beautiful Bulbs These Bulbs won’t plant themselves! Amaryllis Bulbs for Indoor Winter Blooms Bargain Alley Miniature Garden Workshop Mulching Perennials for Winter 80% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Ask Irene: Overwintering Gardenias Recipe: One-pot Butternut Squash Alfredo Hours Cottage GroveMon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 EdgertonMon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Beautiful Bulbs PDF Version If you can’t see the coupon, click here These Bulbs won’t plant themselves! Click for Larger Image Our bulbs are just itching to get in the ground! Don’t […]

2015 – Newsletter 35 – Bulbify your Garden & Visit our Flea Market this Saturday

Bulbify your Garden & Visit our Flea Market this Saturday Newsletter 35 – Thursday, October 15, 2015 Mumtastic Mums Indoor Flea Market this Saturday! Avoid Spring Regret by Planting Bulbs Mini Garden Workshop Teeny Tiny Halloween Decorations Audubon Bird Feeder Weather Shield 70% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Only 2 Days Left to Vote! Ask Irene: Hydrangea Winter Care Recipe: Yummy Lentil Soup Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Indoor Flea Market this Saturday! This Saturday, Oct. 17th 9-3, is our last flea market of the season. […]

2015 – Newsletter 34 – O Gourd! So many Pumpkins!

O Gourd! So many pumpkins! Newsletter 34 – Thursday, October 8, 2015 Beautiful Bulb Blends Fresh Pie Pumpkins Scarecrow Workshop 60% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Woolly Bear Caterpillar Vote for us! Indoor Flea Market Vendor Info Ask Irene: Hydrangea Recipe: How to Bake a Pumpkin Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Beautiful Bulb Blends Click for Larger Image Planting spring-blooming bulbs is such a joy this time of year. No bugs, cool weather, and a fresh breeze. It doesn’t get much better than that! We have […]

2015 Newsletter 33 – Autumn Enjoyment and Scarecrow Fun!

Autumn Enjoyment and Scarecrow Fun! Newsletter 33 – Thursday, October 1, 2015 MUMmify your Landscape Bountiful Bulbs for Beautiful Spring Blooms! Scarecrow Workshop Fun Fall Decoration Bundles 50% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Vote for us in Best of Madison! Indoor Flea Market Vendor Info Feedback on our New Website Ask Irene: Bird of Paradise Recipe: Carrot Casserole Recipe: Carrot Casserole (as Bev made it) Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Bountiful Bulbs for Beautiful Spring Blooms! Bountiful Bulbs Click for Larger Image Daffodils Click for Larger […]

2015 – Newsletter 32 – A Fun, Fresh Fall to All!

A Fun, Fresh Fall to All! Newsletter 32 – Thursday, September 24, 2015 40% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Bringing Houseplants and Tropicals Indoors: Prepare and Acclimate Vote for us in Best of Madison! Ask Irene: Spike Plant Indoor Flea Market Vendor Info Recipe: Onion Sauce (Sauce Soubise) Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Pumpkins and Gourds Click for Larger Image Click for Larger Image No fall harvest scene is complete without pumpkins and gourds! We have pie pumpkins, carving pumpkins, mini pumpkins, and gourds in all […]

2015 – Newsletter 31 – Come Hunt for Fall Treasures

Come Hunt for Fall Treasures Newsletter 31 – Thursday, September 17, 2015 Treasure Hunting Scarecrow Days 30% Off Perennials, Trees, and Shrubs Fall Harvest Decorations Bringing Houseplants and Tropicals Indoors: Pest Control Ask Irene: Peony Leaves New Website, Tell Us What You Think Recipe: Lamm’s Peach Cake Current Hours Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Treasure Hunting East side of a past flea market Click for Larger Image The west side of a past year’s flea market Click for Larger Image Yahoo! It’s flea market time! Want to look for treasures, without the […]

2015 – Newsletter 30 – Art in the Garden is this Saturday

Art in the Garden is this Saturday Newsletter 30 – Thursday, September 10, 2015 Art your Heart Out Perennial, Tree, and Shrub Closeout Sale! Tricolor Mums Elegant Pottery at a Discount Price Asian Lady Beetles Ask Irene: Calla Lilies Flea Market Vendor Info New Website, Tell Us What You Think New Hours Starting Monday, Sept. 14 Cottage Grove Mon-Fri 9-6:00 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Art your Heart Out The earth without “art” is just “eh” Art has the power to change your perspective, stimulate your mind, and uplift your spirit. With so many different kinds […]

2015 – Newsletter 29 – Fall Bulbs Have Arrived!

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Fall Bulbs Have Arrived! – 2015

Fall Bulbs Have Arrived! Newsletter 29 – Thursday, September 3, 2015 Mum Therapy Fall Bulbs Are In! Fertilize Bulbs for Better Blooms New Tasty Accoutrements Boxelder Bugs New Website, Tell Us What You Think Ask Irene: Dividing Daylilies Recipe: Stuffed Pepper Casserole Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Labor Day (Mon Sept 7) 9-5 Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Labor Day (Mon Sept 7) 9-4 Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Mum Therapy Cheaper than acupuncture (and it lasts longer too) Click for Larger Image Kids are back in school, and I have yet to hear a parent complain […]

Now is The Time for Fall Mums

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Now is The Time for Fall Mums – 2015

Now is The Time for Fall Mums Newsletter 28 – Thursday, August 27, 2015 Get Your Mums Now! Take Good Care of your Mum Buy One Fireworks Grass – Get One Free Pansies and More Late Summer and Fall Disease Control Art in the Garden Vendor Info New Website, Tell Us What You Think Ask Irene: Cutting Back Lilies Recipe: Mom’s Chipped Beef Dip Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Get Your Mums Now! PDF Version If you can’t see the coupon, click here Now is […]

Get Mums & More at our Flea Mumket – 2015

Get Mums & More at our Flea Mumket Newsletter 27 – Thursday, August 20, 2015 I Get By with a little MUM from my Friends Flea Market this Saturday! 20% Off Bird Baths No Need to Squish Squash Bugs Artists: We Want You! New Website, Tell Us What You Think Recipe: Margaret’s Favorite Lemon Pasta Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 I Get By with a little MUM from my Friends PDF Version If you can’t see the coupon, click here Perfect Accents for Fall Click […]

Japanese Beetles are Terrible Landscapers – 2015

Japanese Beetles are Terrible Landscapers Newsletter 26 – Thursday, August 13, 2015 Buy One 5" Annual – Get One Free Featured Plant of the Week: Roses Small Tomato, Big Flavor! Early Fall Mums Japanese Beetles are Terrible Landscapers We Want Your Opinion about Our New Website There’s Still Time to be a Flea Market Vendor! Art in the Garden Recipe: Crisp Cucumber Salsa Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Buy One 5" Annual – Get One Free PDF Version If you can’t see the coupon, click […]

Come On Out for Lunch On Us! – 2015

Come On Out for Lunch On Us! Newsletter 25 – Thursday, August 6, 2015 Current Hours Customer Appreciation Day Buy One Gerbera Daisy – Get One Free Early Fall Mums Cabbageworms Give Butterflies a Bad Name Turning Trash to Treasure! Art in the Garden Recipe: Fire & Ice Tomato Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Customer Appreciation Day Here at America’s Best Flowers, we are so fortunate to have such great customers, and we know it! To show our appreciation and have some fun, we […]

ClearStockeries of the OverPots – 2015

ClearStockeries of the OverPots Newsletter 24 – Thursday, July 30, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 99 Buy One Mini Rose – Get One Free OverPot ClearStockery Event Featured Plant of the Week: Climbing Roses Now 40% Off Our Fall Seeds Have Arrived More Savings Art in the Garden Dog Wash Fundraiser Results! Ask Irene Recipe: Chicken with Fennel and Tomatoes Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 99 Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Miss Willa Noya Click for Larger Image This silly kitty now […]

All’s Well that Barks Well – 2015

All’s Well that Barks Well Newsletter 23 – Thursday, July 23, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 98 continued Buy Mini Rose – Get One Free Featured Plant of the Week: Climbing Roses Calling All Dirty Dogs! Culinary Herb Essentials More Savings Selected Pottery – 40% Off Art in the Garden Our Fall Seeds Have Arrived Ask Irene: Dry Lobelia Plants Recipe: Marty’s Cherry Tomato Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 98 continued "…the dummy family…" Click for Larger Image Snippet from […]

Time to Get Your Dogs Dirty! Newsletter 22 – Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lucy’s Story – Chapter 98 Snippet from Lucy’s journal… “This is my ‘not funny, mom’ face” Click for Larger Image My mom is USUALLY very funny. But she really missed the marked this time.  Let me tell you what she did.  She came home one day and instead of coming into the house she went through the side gate and into the backyard. I mean what the heck?  The routine is for her to come into the house, sit on the floor with me, wrap her arms around me and whisper in my ear, ‘Oh Lucy, my girl, my girl, […]

Time to Get Your Dogs Dirty! – 2015

Time to Get Your Dogs Dirty! Newsletter 22 – Thursday, July 16, 2015 Current Hours Lucy’s Story – Chapter 98 Perennial of the Week: Echinacea, Russian Sage, Shasta Daisy, & Hollyhock More Savings We’re Going to the Dogs! Art in the Garden 40% Off Furniture & Rustic Wood Planters Save Big On LittleThings Recipe: Spiced Peach Sundaes Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4   Lucy’s Story – Chapter 98 "This is my ‘not funny, mom’ face" Click for Larger Image Snippet from Lucy’s journal… My mom […]

A Garden of Savings – 2015

A Garden of Savings Newsletter 21 – Thursday, July 9, 2015 Buy 2 Hanging Baskets – Get One Free Perennial of the Week: Echinacea ‘Ivory Silk’ Lilac Trees Back in Stock 40% Off Furniture & Rustic Wood Planters More Savings Save BIG On Little Things Exit Ramp – Closed Ask Irene: Lacy Leaves Recipe: Baked Potato Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Fri 9-7Sat and Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4   Buy 2 Hanging Baskets – Get One Free PDF Version If you can’t see the coupon, click here Freshen up your patio, deck […]

Liberate your Garden! – 2015

Liberate your Garden! Newsletter 20 – Thursday, July 2, 2015 Freedom 40% Off Furniture & Rustic Wood Planters Perennial of the Week: Russian Sage 50% Off All Water Garden Plants & Bloomed-Out Lilies More Savings Exit Ramp – Closed Send Irene your gardening questions! Recipe: Red, White and Brownie Fruit Pizza Current Hours Cottage Grove location open Monday through Friday 9 – 7 Saturday and Sunday 9 – 6Saturday, July 4th, 9 – 6 Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4Saturday, July 4th, 9 – 1 Freedom By Bev Wilson As you might expect, the first annual Shake the […]

Flea! Flea for your lives! – 2015

Flea! Flea for your lives! Newsletter 19 – Thursday, June 25, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 97 Buy 2 Hanging Baskets – Get One Free Perennial of the Week: Veronica Spicata Flea Market this Saturday! Tomato Hints Put an End to End Rot Exit Ramp – Closed Send Irene your gardening questions! Recipe: Scott’s Dill Dip Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 97 It’s Flea Market time at the greenhouse, so we thought you might enjoy […]

Happy Father’s Day – 2015

Happy Father’s Day Newsletter 18 – Thursday, June 18, 2015 Current Hours Lucy’s Story – Chapter 96 Happy Father’s Day! Buy 1 Impatiens Hanging Basket – Get One Free Perennial of the Week: Asiatic Lilies There is still time to register for the June 27th Flea Market! New Products Corner: Burnout Exit Ramp – Closed Send Irene your gardening questions! Recipe: Aunt Betty’s Bean Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 96 "…I hate thunder … […]

Container & Mini Garden Workshop Weekend! – 2015

Container & Mini Garden Workshop Weekend! Newsletter 17 – Thursday, June 11, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 95 Buy 2 Petunias or Calibrachoas – Get One Free Container Garden & Miniature Garden Workshops! Perennial of the Week: Shasta Daisies New Products Corner 2015 Flea Markets You Can’t Get Here from There Send Irene your gardening questions! Recipe: Peaches & Cream Pie Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 95 Snippet from Lucy’s journal… It happened so fast.  […]

Hanging Baskets Bonanza! – 2015

Hanging Baskets Bonanza! Newsletter 16 – Thursday, June 4, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 94 Buy 2 Hanging Baskets – Get One Free Two Workshops! June is Perennial Month at America’s Best Flowers 2015 Flea Markets Associate of the Week: Lauren Recipe: Cracker Snack Mix Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00 Sat 8:30-5:00  Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 94 "Now ‘here I go again’ right back to sleep." Click for Larger Image Snippet from Lucy’s journal… My mom wants to put lights on […]

Hummers and Flutters – 2015

Hummers and Flutters Newsletter 15 – Thursday, May 28, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 93 Butterfly and Hummingbird Talk Is it celebration time at your house? Summer Snacks 2015 Flea Markets Associates of the Week: Sharon and Jean You Can’t Get Here from There Recipe: Chicken Cheese Enchilada Soup Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00 Sat 8:30-5:00  Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 93 "They’re quiet and they’re laid back,A little slow to react,They’re not completely intact,The Dummy Family." Click for Larger Image Snippet from […]

Happy Memorial Day! – 2015

Happy Memorial Day! Newsletter 14 – Thursday, May 21, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 92 Is it celebration time at your house? Serving Up Tasty Herbs on Saturday Tomato and Pepper Plants! Associate of the Week: Jesse 2015 Flea Markets You Can’t Get Here from There Recipe: Chocolate Chip Shortcake Happy Memorial Day! Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-7:00 Sat 8:30-6:00  Sun 9-4 Memorial Day Hours Cottage Grove will be open from 9 to 6 on Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day.  Edgerton will be […]

Last Spring Container Workshop this Weekend – 2015

Last Spring Container Workshop this Weekend Newsletter 13 – Thursday, May 14, 2015 Current Hours Last Spring Container Workshop this Weekend Are you too busy for a workshop? Get your garden tools sharpened this weekend! New Products Corner We’re Gearing Up for Flea Market Time at America’s Best Flowers You Can’t Get Here from There Friendly Dogs Are Welcome at Our Greenhouse Lucy’s Story – Chapter 91 Recipe: Ramen Lettuce Salad Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday   Edgerton location open (Updated!) Mon-Fri 8:30-7:00Sat 8:30-6:00  Sun 9-4 Last Spring Container […]

Have a Happy Mother’s Day! – 2015

Have a Happy Mother’s Day! Newsletter 12 – Thursday, May 7, 2015 Current Hours For a Hands-on Mother’s Day Gift Moms Love Gift Cards New Products Corner You Can’t Get Here from There Associate of the Week: Larissa Lucy’s Story – Chapter 90 Recipe: Rhubarb Torte Recipe: Rhubarb Cream Pie Current Hours Cottage Grove location openSpecial Saturday Hours for Mother’s Day Weekend! 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and SundaySaturday, May 9, 2015 – 8am-8pm Edgerton location open Mon-Sat 8:30-6:00  Sun 9-4 Motherhood: All love begins and ends there ~Robert Browning Happy Mother’s Day! Click for Larger Image […]

Don’t Forget, Mother’s Day is Almost Here! – 2015

Don’t Forget, Mother’s Day is Almost Here! Newsletter 11 – Thursday, April 30, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 89 More Fun This Weekend At Our Greenhouse! For a Hands-on Mother’s Day Gift St. Vincent de Paul’s Pick-a-Pack Weekend! New Products Corner You Can’t Get Here from There Associate of the Week: Mary Send Irene your gardening questions! Recipe: Judy’s Caramel Peanut Butter Bars Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Sat 8:30-6:00  Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 89 Snippet from Lucy’s journal… My mom and dad were […]

Fun-filled weekend at the Greenhouse! – 2015

Fun-filled weekend at the Greenhouse! Newsletter 10 – Thursday, April 23, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 88 Join us for a Fun Weekend at the Greenhouse! Earth Day Celebrations Arbor Day Celebration Trees, Shrubs, Roses and Perennials. Oh My! Are you too busy for a workshop? Pottery Galore You Can’t Get Here from There Associate of the Week: Barb Recipe: Pasta Fagioli Soup Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Sat 8:30-5:30  Sun 9-4 Edgerton Hours Starting Sun, April 26 Mon-Sat 8:30-6:00  Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 88 […]

Spring Flower Show this Weekend – 2015

Spring Flower Show this Weekend Newsletter 9 – Thursday, April 16, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 87 Spring Flower Show – Free Food! Flavorful herbs! Interested in learning a life-saving skill? Sharpen your tools this weekend! Important: Road Closures Flowers for Early Spring Associate of the Week: Spike Send Irene your gardening questions! Recipe: Hamburger Vegetable Soup Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 7 Monday through Friday 9 – 5 Saturday and Sunday Cottage Grove Hours Starting Mon, April 20 9 – 8 Monday through Friday 9 – 6 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30  Sat 8:30-5, Sun […]

Got Spring Fever? We Can Help! – 2015

Got Spring Fever? We Can Help! Newsletter 8 – Thursday, April 9, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 86 Get your Spring Fever under Control Tropical Plants New Products Corner Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets Associate of the Week: Cheryl Interested in learning a life-saving skill? Recipe: Scott’s Healthy Popcorn Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 6 Monday through Friday 9 – 5 Saturday and Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30  Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 86 "He should just sleep in this bed. Falling off doesn’t hurt. It’s just uncomfortable." Click for Larger Image Snippet from Lucy’s […]

Oh no! The Easter Bunny hid all our Eggs! – 2015

Oh no! The Easter Bunny hid all our Eggs! Newsletter 7 – Thursday, April 2, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 85 Easter Bunny Alert! Easter Lilies at the Greenhouse Pansies & Violas New Products Corner Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets Interested in learning a life-saving skill? Thanks, Al! Recipe: Dillon’s Cream Puff Cake Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 6 Monday through Friday 9 – 5 Saturday Closed Sunday Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5 Both locations will be closed on Easter Sunday Lucy’s Story – Chapter 85 "By now, I’ve learned that hiding outside is the best course of […]

Take a bit of the Tropics Home – 2015

Take a bit of the Tropics Home Newsletter 6 – Thursday, March 26, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 84 Just Arrived – Tropicals and Herbs We have succulents! New Products Corner Hippity Hop…the Bunny’s on Her Way! Associate of the Week: Marty Extended Deadline for Fundraising Program Recipe: Mocha Angel Pie Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9 – 5, Monday through SaturdayBeginning Monday, March 30 our hours will be 9-6 We are currently closed on Sundays. Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 84 "I can keep secrets when they’re delicious" Click for Larger Image Snippet […]

Welcome Back, Spring! – 2015

Welcome Back, Spring! Newsletter 5 – Thursday, March 19, 2015 Lucy’s Story – Chapter 83 Bring Spring Inside! New Products Corner We make seed planting easy! Hippity Hop … the Bunny’s on Her Way! Employee of the Week: Ed & Carol Knapton America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program It’s Time to Bid! Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday We are currently closed on Sundays. Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm Lucy’s Story – Chapter 83 Click for Larger Image Click for Larger Image Click for Larger Image Snippet from Lucy’s September […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! – 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Newsletter 4 – Thursday, March 12, 2015 We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! We make seed planting easy! New Products Corner Say ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day’ with a Shamrock Online auctions are fun and exciting! Has your email address changed? Recipe: ‘No-Fuss’ Cabbage Rolls Recipe: Bonnie’s St. Patrick’s Irish Coffee Brownies Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday We are currently closed on Sundays. Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm Lucy’s Story – Chapter 82 "A roll in the mud, a nice warm bath, and a nap on the couch. […]

Come Buy Your Seeds! – 2015

Come Buy Your Seeds! Newsletter 3 – Thursday, March 5, 2015 Miniature Gardens are BIG at America’s Best Flowers! We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! We make seed planting easy! New Products Corner Force those Blooms! Classic Brand Bird Feeders More for the birds! America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Online auctions are fun and exciting! Recipe: Salami Roll Ups Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday 9am -5pm Saturday We are currently closed on Sundays. Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm Lucy’s Story – Chapter 81 Our Family Click for Larger Image It is […]

Visit us at the Garden Expo! – 2015

Visit us at the Garden Expo! Newsletter 2 – Thursday, February 5, 2015 Miniature Gardens are BIG at America’s Best Flowers! Classic Brand Bird Feeders More for the birds! Are you Edgerton area folks ready for Valentine’s Day? America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Recipe: Melting Pot Swiss Cheddar Fondue Current Hours Cottage Grove location open 9am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays for the month of February. Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Maya Angelou What’s the first sign of spring? […]

Happy New Year! – 2015

Happy New Year! Newsletter 1 – Thursday, January 15, 2015 We have spring fever…how about you? Visit us at the 2015 Midwest Garden Expo America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Our 2015 Newsletter Upcoming Events for 2015 Job Opening Recipe: Chicken w/Cranberry Sauce Current Hours Our Cottage Grove hours are now 10am – 4pm, Monday through Saturday.  For the month of January we will be closed on Sundays. We have spring fever…how about you? Don’t wait for spring to start planning your garden!  America’s Best Flowers is open for business.  We have vegetable and flower seeds, potting soil, seed trays, and […]

 

What Our Customers Say About Us

  • Another pleasant and profitable day at America’s Best Flowers flea market yesterday. The staff, the vendors and the customers are all just as the name implies the best.

    - Bobbie J.
  • Bring your own pots to this place and set up in a potting work station. You can use their soil and expert advice to make your purchase selections… Fun to do with kids.

    - Melle.
  • Awesome place, always friendly and helpful. Beautiful choices for plants!

    - Catherine C.
  • Everything was beautiful today, enjoyed my time there shopping!

    - Deb V.M.
  • Kudos to the crew at ABF for green houses filled with beautiful flowers & creative gardening elements.

    - Deb M.
  • Love this place and the great flowers and wonderful staff… They helped me pick the plants and they built the basket for me right on the spot. The rest of my plants look great too.

    - Julie A.