Merry Christmas Everyone!

Newsletter 45 – Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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 Closed on Sundays throughout January 2016.

Our Edgerton hours for the month of December are

Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm except for the following days:

  • Tuesday, December 22 – 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 23 – 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve  – 8:30am – 1pm
  • Friday, December 25  –  Closed
  • Thursday, December 31 – 8:30am – 1pm
  • Friday, January 1 – Closed

This is our last newsletter for 2015.  You will receive our first 2016 newsletter on Thursday, January 14.

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Ideas!

An America's Best Flowers Gift Card

A Great Garden is a Great Gift Indeed

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America’s Best Flowers gift cards are not only the perfect holiday gift for that favorite gardener in your life, but they make a great gift for your child’s teacher or a fellow co-worker.  Why not give an America’s Best Flowers gift card to your holiday host and hostess this season?

We would be glad to take your gift card order over the phone and have it ready for you to swing by the greenhouse to grab and go!


How about a Gorgeous Poinsettia?

Our Edgerton location has grown beautiful ‘florist quality’ poinsettias for the holiday season.  Our spectacular poinsettias average 5-7 blooms and we include a festive holiday foil wrap, hand tied ribbon and, for the finishing touch, attach a lovely handmade bow with each poinsettia.

Stop by our Cottage Grove or Edgerton location now through Thursday, Christmas Eve (check above for open hours) and pick a few up for your family, friends and, of course for yourself! 

Also check out Taking Care of Your Poinsettia.


  • Dog and puppy statues from Nature’s Gallery Collection
  • Bird feeders
  • Large ceramic animal planters
  • Large and small ceramic fish planters
  • Fairy garden accessories
  • Beautiful Birdbaths (both ceramic and stone)

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women
has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present!


Grab n’ Go Porch Pots

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  • Bulk amaryllis,
  • Gift boxed amaryllis,
  • Amaryllis planted in 6” pots
  • Cyclamen, Christmas Cactus, and (both decorated and undecorated) Norfolk Island Pine trees.
  • Many sizes of Grab-n-Go Holiday Porch Pots
  • Holiday Hanging baskets
  • Miscanthus Plumes

How many ears has Captain Kirk got?
Three: the left ear, the right ear, and the final front ear.

Floral Designer Needed

We are looking for a trained floral designer to join us at our Edgerton location. A minimum of two years design experience is preferred, including weddings, proms, funerals, and other special events. This part-time position is for approximately 20 hours, which would include some weekdays as well as weekends. We have an environment of shared flexibility with all of our staff members on scheduling. Longer hours will be required during busy floral holidays, wedding weekends, prom week as well as other busy times.

Additional tasks may include, but are not limited to, taking phone orders, greeting walk-in customers, accessing web orders, cashiering, processing flowers & plants and general clean-up. Our designers often deliver, so we do require an excellent driving record.

Pay will depend on experience and ability.

Please apply in person. No phone inquiries.

Edgerton Floral & Garden Center
1101 N. Main St.
Edgerton, WI  53534

What did the reindeer say before launching into his comedy routine?
This will sleigh you.

Employment Opportunities

Clipart of a Cash Register

Are you looking for a short-term seasonal job?   Do you enjoy people, flowers and dirt?  If so, we may have the perfect job for you.  We are looking for a few good people to perform cashier and customer service duties.  Don’t be afraid!  We have a great team that would train you on the register.

This job opportunity would be from approximately mid-April thru mid-June.  We are in need of candidates who can work weekends and a few hours during the week.  The total number of hours per week could be between 24 – 30 hours. Other job duties could consist of assisting customers with plant selections, stocking and cleaning plants, sweeping floors, corralling run away shopping carts.  If interested please give us a call at 608-222-2269 in January, 2016.

Upcoming Events for 2016

We are currently working on our 2016 Schedule of Events. If you have any suggestions for the 2016 season please send us an email at

What does Santa call reindeer that don’t work?

Upcoming Events

Fri, Feb 12 – Sun, Feb 14

Garden Expo

Come find us at the 2016 Wisconsin Garden Expo!

Sat, Mar 26

Community Egg Hunt

10am-2pm – Indoor – Rain or shine! FREE candy! For children 6 and under. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Accepting items for the Cottage Grove Food Pantry

Sat, Apr 16 – Sun, Apr 17

Spring Flower Show

We have your all-time favorite plants plus a few new ones for the season and a HUGE selection of new pottery.

Sat, Apr 16 – Sun, Apr 17

Universal Saw & Tool Sharpening

9am-3pm – Get your tools ready for easier gardening.

Sat, Apr 23

Earth Day Celebration

10am-2pm – Free children’s activities. Bring a white T-shirt to paint, make seed balls, plant flower seeds and more.

Sat, Apr 23 – Sun, Apr 24

Arbor Day Celebration

Receive a Free Black Hills Spruce with purchase, while supplies last. Limit 1 per family.

Our Kitchen

This is a great dip and just a little different from many of the onion dips.  Who ever thought of sautéing the onions first is a genius!   Serve with a veggie tray, crackers and or spread over a nice juicy hamburger. Yum!

Caramelized Onion Dip

  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¾ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1½ cup diced onions
  • 1½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Saute onions in olive oil and add ¼ tsp salt, cook until caramelized (about 20 min).  Remove from heat and set aside.  Mix the rest of the ingredients and add to cooled onions.

Refrigerate and stir again before serving.