Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Newsletter 41 – Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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 5
Ongoing throughout the day between 9 and 3

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 for our holiday wreath workshop.  If you need assistance we’ll be happy to give you pointers.  What a fun project for the family and, in fact, there are no limits to how many you can make.  What a nice surprise for Grandma and Grandpa or what about that special neighbor of yours?

It’s such a thoughtful way to show people that you are thinking of them and wishing them Happy Holidays!

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Sunday, December 6th
Ongoing throughout the day between 9 and 3

A tasteful arrangement of candles and a christmas wreath

Making the Turkey jealous

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Create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table!  Start by adding fresh greens to florist’s foam to create your base.  Choose from an assortment of picks for a seasonal accent.  For that classic look simply add a candle.

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play.

Gorgeous Poinsettias

Our Edgerton location has been busy growing beautiful poinsettias for the coming holiday season.  Stop by our Cottage Grove or Edgerton location this weekend and pick some up for your family, friends and, of course for yourself!

Q: What’s a good holiday tip?
A: Never catch snowflakes with your tongue until all the birds have gone south for the winter.

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees!

Our display of christmas trees in the parking lot

Fresh Christmas Trees

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Ho, Ho, Ho, our fresh cut Christmas trees have arrived!  

Again this year we will have locally grown Fraser/Balsam mix Christmas trees.  

So get those holiday boxes out of the attic and basement and let the decorating begin!

What do you get when you cross a turkey with a banjo?
A turkey that can pluck itself!

Fresh and Natural Holiday Decorating Items



Grab n’ Go Porch Pots

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  • Decorated and undecorated fresh wreaths made locally. 
  • Roping, 25’ and 50′ lengths (Perfect for your holiday decorating.)
  • Bundled greens, assorted greens in 3 pound bundles. (More freshness for your holiday decorating.)
  • Bulk amaryllis
  • Cyclamen, Christmas Cactus, and (both decorated and undecorated) Norfolk Island Pine trees in small, medium and large sizes. 
  • Grab-n-Go Holiday Porch Pots
  • Holiday Hanging baskets
  • Red twig dogwood and Miscanthus Plumes

Q. What happened when the snowwoman got angry at the snowman?
A. She gave him the cold shoulder.

Holiday Welcome Mats

Take the first step to welcoming your guests at your front door with a bright and festive Jellybean fashion rug!

Our Jellybean fashion, 21”x 33”, rugs will brighten up both your indoor or outdoor entryway. These bright and bold colorful rugs are machine washable.  These durable rugs are 100% polyester with 35% of the material being recycled post-consumer PET plastic. These rugs hold up to multiple washings and are available in a wide assortment of designs and colors. We have tested these rugs ourselves and washed them several times with excellent results.

We have a wide selection of styles to choose from.  Gosh, what an original and festive gift idea for the holidays!

Peppermint Snow Deer Holiday Mat

Peppermint Snow Deer
Santa Wishing he had a Spaceship Holiday Mat

Santa Wishing he had a Spaceship
Holly & Snowflakes Holiday Mat

Holly & Snowflakes
Buck & Dove Decorating a Tree Holiday Mat

Buck & Dove Decorating a Tree

Festive Porch Pot Accessories

Porch pot season is here! We have an entire wall full of sparkly, glitzy, and colorful porch pot accessories to dress up your porch for winter. When combined in an arrangement, these individual accents become a delightfully dazzling decoration for all to enjoy.

Make Something Beautiful this Holiday Season!

If you missed our Holiday Porch Pot Workshop this past weekend there is still time for you to make one.   Just stop out to the greenhouse from Monday through Friday, between 9:30-3:30 and do your own porch pot creation.  Please keep in mind that assistance will be limited outside of the workshop weekend hours.

What sound does a space turkey make?
Hubble, hubble, hubble.

Custom-made Holiday Porch Pots!

Custom made Holiday Porch Pots!

Made to Order!

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America’s Best Flowers would be happy to custom make your Holiday Porch Pots.  To order please email Marty Robbins at abfrobbins@yahoo.com or call us at 608-222-2269.

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.

They are consumed in twelve minutes.

Half-times take twelve minutes.

This is not coincidence.

Erma Bombeck

It’s so easy to Purchase an America’s Best Flowers Gift Card!

Holidays are both wonderful and hectic.  In an effort to relieve a bit of your shopping angst we have three ways for you to purchase an America’s Best Flowers gift card. 

Just stop in at either of our locations and we will process your America’s Best Flowers gift card(s) in as little as five minutes. 

OR

Call us and we’ll take your gift card order(s) over the phone.  We will then either mail the gift card(s) or we will have it/them all ready for you to swing by the greenhouse and pick up. 

OR

Go to our website americasbestflowers.com, hit the Gift Card icon and just follow the instructions.  Payment can be made securely through PayPal.  We then will mail the gift card to the address of your choice.  It’s as easy as that!

Please Tell Your Friends and Neighbors!

America’s Best Flowers is open year round!

Q: What did the Bears fan say after his team won the Super Bowl?
A: "Gosh mom, why’d you wake me up? I was having an amazing dream!"

Upcoming Events

Sat, Dec 5

Wreath Workshop

9am-3pm Design and create a holiday wreath that will cheerfully welcome all holiday guests. All accessories must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. Pre-Registration Appreciated.

Sun, Dec 6

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

9am-3pm Add that finishing touch to your holiday table with a festive holiday centerpiece! All accessories must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. Pre-Registration Appreciated.

Recipe for Stuffed Bears



This could be your Thanksgiving centerpiece

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Ingredients:

1 Fabulous Green Bay Packer Football Team
1 Winning Head Coach
Millions of Dedicated Packer Fans
Officials with good eyesight
1 Chicago Bears Football Team

Directions:

Sit back and let the fun begin!

Our Kitchen

Snacks are always in demand whenever there is a gathering of friends and family.  Lisa brought this one in for us at last week’s staff meeting.  It’s so good and so easy to put together.  You can use it as an appetizer to keep those hungry munchkins out of your kitchens before dinner OR as a great snack for the after dinner football game (GO PACK).

Lisa’s Hot Taco Dip

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup mild thick & chunky salsa, spicier if desired
Topping
  • Grated or shredded cheese
Optional Toppings
  • Green Onions
  • Black olives
  • Lettuce
Directions

Mix cream cheese, sour cream and cheese.  Spread mixture in an oven proof dish.  Top with black beans.  Next layer on salsa.  This needs to be baked at 350 degrees until warm, 20-25 min, remove and top with additional cheese.  Return to oven until cheese melts.

This can also be made in the slow cooker on low…takes about 3 hours.

Cover with additional toppings as desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Often instead of plain sour cream, I use chip dip.