2017 Newsletters

2017 Newsletters

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2017 – Newsletter 17 – It’s Make & Take Weekend!

It’s Make & Take Weekend! Newsletter 17 – Thursday, April 27, 2017 • Container Garden Make and Take!• Straw Bale Gardening Class• Custom Mix Potting Soil• Pansies, Snapdragons and Dusty Miller • Recipe: Barb’s Rhubarb Salad Cottage Grove location open hours Thurs – Fri  (April 27-28) 9am-7pm Sat & Sun (April 29-30) 9am-6pmStarting Monday, May 1Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat – Sun 9am-6pm Edgerton location open hours Mon-Sat 8:30-6:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 39 “Here she comes. Cross your paws…” Click for Larger Image I don't know how or why this happens, it just does.Sometimes my mom will walk into a […]

2017 – Newsletter 16 – Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day! Newsletter 16 – Thursday, April 20, 2017 • Container Garden Make and Take!• Lawn Care Class• Earth Day Celebrations• Arbor Day Celebration• Recipe: Sue’s Caramel French Toast Cottage Grove location open hours Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat & Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 38 I was in the backyard the other morning (minding my own business, I might add) when I heard my mom say, 'Well, welcome back! I've been waiting to see you!'Ah, ok, I look around and, um, gosh, this is so hard for […]

2017 – Newsletter 15 – Have a Wonderful Easter Everyone!

Have a Wonderful Easter Everyone! Newsletter 15 – Thursday, April 13, 2017 • The Cottage Grove Easter Bunny • Lots of Pansy Faces and Viola Smiles at our Container Garden Make and Take!• It’s Bulb-a-licious time at our Greenhouse!• Recipe: A Better Banana Cake• Recipe: Fluffy Chocolate Frosting Cottage Grove location open hours Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-5 Closed Easter Sunday Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Closed Easter Sunday Lady’s Story – Chapter 37 I haven't seen much of my dad lately.  He's been doing a lot of laundry.Yep, he lost the bet!I miss my dad!~Lady “You know, […]

2017 – Newsletter 14 – Cottage Grove Open House this Weekend!

Cottage Grove Open House this Weekend! Newsletter 14 – Thursday, April 6, 2017 • PSSSTTT…• The Edgerton Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt• Bulb lovers unite…at our greenhouse! • The Cottage Grove Easter Bunny• Recipe: Parsley-Chive Biscuits Cottage Grove location open hours Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat & Sun 9-5 Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 36 “Are you getting on? Or am I sailing this baby out all on my own?” Click for Larger Image Me and my mom have met so many happy people and, yep, happy dogs too, during our morning walks.  […]

2017 – Newsletter 13 – Dirt will be flying at our greenhouse this Saturday!

Dirt will be flying at our greenhouse this Saturday! Newsletter 13 – Thursday, March 30, 2017 • Classes at our Cottage Grove location• Bulb lovers unite…at our greenhouse!• Save the Date – Spring Open House Weekend!• Easter Bunny & Egg Hunts – Edgerton/Cottage Grove• Recipe: Tuna Stuffed Shells Cottage Grove location open Hours Mon-Sat 9-5 (Next week: 9-6) Sunday 9-5 Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 35 'You know what, Lady?  I think we need to get up earlier and start going for morning walks before I go to work.' Me and […]

2017 – Newsletter 12 – Welcome Back Spring!

Welcome Back Spring! Newsletter 12 – Thursday, March 23, 2017 • Get Ready to Plant! Upcoming Gardening Classes• Bird-sational Bird Baths!• Easter Bunny & Egg Hunts• Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Roast Cottage Grove location open hours Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 34 Hey, I just thought of something!  Remember when I showed ya my new fancy, dancy collar that lights up?  Well, I forgot to show you how it looks in the dark.  Take a look! Click for Larger Image Now you see me… Click for Larger Image […]

2017 – Newsletter 11 – Top of the Morning, to You!

Top of the Morning, to You! Newsletter 11 – Thursday, March 16, 2017 • Lady’s Story – Chapter 33• Fresh St. Patrick’s Day Flowers and Plants!• Get Ready to Plant! Small Space Gardening Class• NEW Lawn Program just for YOU• Your Yard Deserves It!• Ready for something NEW???• Is Your Non-Profit Organization in need of $Funds$?• Employment Opportunities• Mother Earth needs your help!• Recipe: Turkey, Bean and Kale Soup Cottage Grove location open hours Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 33 “Top of the morning to ye, laddies […]

2017 – Newsletter 10 –

It’s Time to Spring Forward! Newsletter 10 – Thursday, March 9, 2017 • Lady’s Story – Chapter 32• Your Yard Deserves It!• Starting Seeds is SOW Easy!• Is Your Non-Profit Organization in need of $Funds$?• Fresh St. Patrick’s Day Flowers and Plants!• Fiskars Garden Tools• Don’t Forget! • Employment Opportunities• Help us save Mother Earth!• Recipe: Mushroom & Asparagus Omelette with Smoked Salmon Cottage Grove location open hours Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 32 Hey, can you feel it?  Spring is almost here.  I’m so excited!Me and […]

2017 – Newsletter 9 – Coming Soon to our Greenhouse: Spring!

Coming Soon to our Greenhouse: Spring! Newsletter 9 – Thursday, March 2, 2017 • Lady’s Story – Chapter 31• We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds!• We make seed planting easy!• America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program• Fluffy Ruffle Ferns and Boston Ferns• We’ve got a lot to crow about!• Employment Opportunities• Has your email address changed?• Recipe: Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese Hours Cottage Grove location openMon-Sat 9-5 Closed SundaysEdgerton location openMon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 31 My mom shut the door after I came in from playing, as usual.  It was time for […]

I guess Spring is as impatient as we are

I guess Spring is as impatient as we are Newsletter 8 – Thursday, February 23, 2017 • Lady’s Story – Chapter 30• Sweet Alstroemeria!• We have seeds … lots and lots of seeds!• We make seed planting easy!• America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program• Employment Opportunities• Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Granola and Ice Cream Topping Hours Cottage Grove location openMon-Sat 9-5 Closed SundaysEdgerton location openMon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 30 Click for Larger Image The 3 of us went for a nice long walk the other day.  It was so much fun!  We walked and walked and sniffed […]

2017 – Newsletter 7 – Your Garden Seeds Are Here!

 Your Garden Seeds Are Here! Newsletter 7 – Thursday, February 16, 2017 • Lady’s Story – Chapter 29• We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds!• We make seed planting easy!• One rose, two roses, three roses, or more! • America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program• Employment Opportunities• Upcoming Events for 2017• Recipe: Chewy Coconut Macaroons Cottage Grove location open Hours Mon-Sat 9-5Closed Sunday Edgerton location open Hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30Sat 8:30-5:00Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 29 “This must be how a movie star feels!” Click for Larger Image Hey, how do you like my new goggles?  They protect my eyes […]

2017 – Newsletter 6 – Visit us at the Garden Expo!

Visit us at the Garden Expo! Newsletter 6 – Thursday, February 9, 2017 • Lady’s Story – Chapter 28• What’s the first sign of spring?• Visit us this weekend at the 2017 Midwest Garden Expo• Valentines Day Flowers!• America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program• We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds!• Tulips Galore!• Employment Opportunities• Upcoming Events for 2017• Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Cake• Recipe: Frosting Cottage Grove location open Hours   Mon-Sat 9-5Closed Sunday Edgerton location open Hours   Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30Sat 8:30-5:00Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 28   “Couch parties are my favorite kind of party!” Click for Larger Image […]

2017 – Newsletter 5 – Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day! Newsletter 5 – Thursday, February 2, 2017 Lady’s Story – Chapter 27 Plan Ahead for Valentines Day! America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! Colorful Carnations! Visit us at the 2017 Midwest Garden Expo Employment Opportunities Upcoming Events for 2017 Recipe: Balsamic Glazed London Broil Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 27 Click for Larger Image My cousin, Stella, came over the other night.  She’s really fun to play with.  We ran outside together and after the […]

2017 – Newsletter 4 – Blooming Plants in January?

Blooming plants in January? Newsletter 4 – Thursday, January 26, 2017 Lady’s Story – Chapter 27 America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program We Make Ordering Flowers Easy! We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! Blooming plants in January? Visit us at the 2017 Midwest Garden Expo Employment Opportunities Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 27 "Obviously they belong to the dog that’s been sneaking in and bringing the christmas decorations back up! Which is definitely not me." Click for Larger Image My mom asked, "Lady, are […]

2017 – Newsletter 3 – Does Groundhog’s Day apply if we never had winter?

Does Groundhog’s Day apply if we never had winter? Newsletter 3 – Thursday, January 19, 2017 Lady’s Story – Chapter 26 Ordering Flowers Is Easy! We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! Visit us at the 2017 Midwest Garden Expo America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program Easy Growing Pothos Upcoming Events for 2017 Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 26 Normal Lady Click for Larger Image Glow-in-the-dark Lady Click for Larger Image Hey, look at my new collar!  It glows in the dark!  There is a […]

2017 – Newsletter 2 – Our Floral Shop is Wide Open!

Our Floral Shop is Wide Open! Newsletter 2 – Thursday, January 12, 2017 Lady’s Story – Chapter 25 Fresh Cut Flowers Everyday! We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds! Friendly Philodendrons Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00 Sun 9-4 Lady’s Story – Chapter 25 "Yep mom, I have to agree. The best part about not shedding is not wearing sweaters!" Click for Larger Image The other night my mom came over and sat down on the floor next to me and said, “Hey, Lady, we really need to send Elicia a […]

2017 – Newsletter 1 – Welcome 2017!

Welcome 2017! Newsletter 1 – Thursday, January 5, 2017 Lady’s Story – Chapter 24 Fresh Cut Flowers It’s for the Birds! Mother-In-Law Tongues It’s Never Too Early! 2017 Ideas Hours Cottage Grove location open Mon-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays Edgerton location open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 8:30-5:00Sunday, Jan. 8: CLOSED Lady’s Story – Chapter 24 Me and my posse before our New Year’s Eve party! Click for Larger Image [New Years happens…] Hey, where’d my posse go? Click for Larger Image Oh, this is just great!It’s all fun and games till it comes to cleaning up after the party! Click for Larger Image […]

 

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