Behind the Scenes at America’s Best Flowers
The seasons are forever changing here at America’s Best Flowers, in fact I think we skipped summer and went straight to Fall.  And although we don’t look busy to some of our customers, behind the scenes we are busy little bees.  At this time of year we are pulling hundreds of mums from our backfields to supply local vendors.

 

 

Our landscaping staff replanted 14 hotels with fall displays.  In our spare time we attend shows that feature next year’s new products, place orders and confirm what we will receive. We order approximately 580,000 starter plugs which in February we turn into over 11,000 baskets, 80,000 5″ containers, 9,000 flats and 20,000 3″ vegetable containers!!! and lets not forget the 319,000 plus picture tags that need to be ordered and then filed by variety and color.  Right now our office staff is busy entering these orders and getting the information into our system.
Starting soon is the Scarecrow Workshop, which will run the first three weekends in October. Staff is available to help make your scarecrow one of a kind.  And our new floral shop provided the centerpieces for the World Dairy Expo luncheon and dinner and can assist you with your special event!  Our expert designers are receiving more and more calls everyday.  So if you stop in at the greenhouse and don’t see someone right away it’s not that we are closed or taking a nap, we are just busy bustling, taking care of business.
By: C. Grassman
What did the old flower say to the younger flower?
What’s up, bud?

Fall Decorating Focus
by: Patty Bindley

 

Fall decorating season is in full swing, and we have just what you need to make your yard, patio, and even indoor spaces look their absolute best.
Our fall mums are the headliner; gorgeous and the biggest around!  They are available in a multitude of colors. From deep reds and oranges, to bright whites and yellows, to lush pinks and purples.  We have single color mums priced at $9.99, and tri-colors at $11.99.  A good buy considering how large even the single colors can get.  You have to see them to believe it!  You’d be hard pressed to find mums better cared for than those sold here at America’s Best Flowers.  Planted in July, our mums are grown entirely outdoors.  We have four fields, with an integrated watering system.  The pots are widely spaced to allow the mums to grow to their full potential.  The fields are a spectacular sight when in full bloom.
Looking for something to plant alongside your mums? We also have pansies and a variety of ornamental cabbage, kale, swiss chard, grasses, and peppers.  All of these can take the cooler weather and look great either as a complement to your mums or in containers on their own.  Pot them all up in a small or large jack-o-lantern style pot, just in time for Halloween!
If you’ve already stopped by for mums and cool weather plants, come on back for all kinds of fall decor items just waiting to spark your creativity.  We have pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors, including standard smooth, warty/bumpy pumpkins, pie pumpkins, and ornamental gourds.  Also available are ornamental corn bundles, corn shocks, and straw bales to create the perfect fall look for your yard or porch.
Last but not least, if you’re creating centerpieces for indoors we can provide as well.  Fall colored dried wheat and cattails, lotus pods, bittersweet, fall themed metal picks, and artificial berries can be paired with our gourds and ornamental corn to make a lovely arrangement.

However you decide to decorate this Fall, be sure to stop by and check out what we have to offer.  Let us provide for your perfect Autumn display.

Where Business meets Creativity
by: Edgerton Floral Team 

 

Centerpieces from World Dairy Expo 2016
 

 

We understand how important it is to get corporate events just right.  Our team of talented designers works within your budget to create an event in line with your brands’ overall vision.  The attention to detail that we put into creating a cohesive decorating scheme that reflects the event purpose is of the utmost importance to us.  Whether it’s a business celebration, networking event or any other corporate milestone, our staff is here to make this an event that you and your clients won’t forget.
 

 

 

Contact us today to receive a free quote on any of your event needs.

 

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Why did the gardener quit?
Because his celery wasn’t high enough.

Recipe of the Week

 

Fruit Pizza
By Nana

CRUST
2 cups flour
6 tbl sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
Mix all ingredients until blended. Add 1tsp of water if too dry. Pat into a pizza
pan or cookie sheet until evenly distributed. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10-15
minutes until golden brown. Let cool.

CREAM CHEESE SPREAD (double if using large pans)
8 oz cream cheese
½ tsp vanilla
3 tbl sugar
Mix well. Then spread on cooled cookie crust.

FRUIT LAYER

Chop up any variety of fruits. Sliced bananas work well on the cream cheese
spread. Then add sliced or chopped strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, apples
etc.

GLAZE
¼ cup sugar
½ cup orange juice
1 tbl corn starch
2 tbl lemon juice
6 tbl water

Place in saucepan, mix and bring to a boil. Stir often until liquid starts to thicken.
Remove from heat, let stand a few minutes. Then spoon over entire pizza, be
sure to cover all the fruit.

 

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Upcoming Events
Scarecrow Weekends – Time to bring your family and friends out to the greenhouse and build your one of a kind scarecrow!

 

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm

 

October 7 & 8
October 14 & 15
October 21 – 22

Other Upcoming Events
Holiday Porch Pot Make & Take
Sat, Nov 18 – Sun, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Make your place festive with a colorful container brimming with fragrant greens and sparkly accents. Drop in and you’ll get assistance on selection and design and browse glittery botanicals to accent fresh, local evergreen boughs.Then bring it all together with a creation to complement your front door for the holidays and well into winter.

Holiday Porch Pot Make & Take
Sat, Nov 25 – Sun, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Christmas Miniature Garden Make & Take
Sun, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Create an indoor miniature winter wonderland with tiny plants and holiday decorations. Come for either workshop, 10-noon or 1pm-3pm. Pre-Registration appreciated.

Is your non-profit organization in need of funds?

America’s Best Flowers’ fundraising program begins this fall on October 1 and runs through April 1, 2018.  We have designed it to be quick, easy, and profitable.  In as little as 2-3 weeks or less, you can earn substantial money for your group.

For further details or questions contact Shirley at
abfscimino@yahoo.com

SEE YOU SOON!!!
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527
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