Lady’s Chapter 38
 
Hey, did I ever tell ya that my mom sings when we go on our walks? 
No?!  Well, it’s really not something that she wants people to know much less HEAR…if ya know what I mean.
 
The other day she was telling me little stories about the ‘oldies’ that she was TRYING (sorry, mom) to sing, and, well, one thing led to another and we thought it might be fun to have a contest to see if any of you out there know the title of 3 of these ‘oldies.’  
 
My dad is always saying that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ so we’re thinking that that would be a fun way to give clues for the contest. 
 
There is 1 picture clue for each of the 3 ‘oldies’ songs.  (And there just happens to be a really, really cute dog in each of them…modest I’m not!)  Oh, the word ‘dog’ is not in any of the song titles.
 
#1                                               #2                                             #3

Yeah, this is going to be fun!
 
Good Luck!
 
~Lady
 
Hi everyone!
The first 2 households that correctly identify the titles of the 3 ‘oldies’ will each win 2 gorgeous America’s Best Flowers Mums!  The deadline to enter our contest is at noon on Wednesday, Oct 18th.
 
Please send your answers to Shirley (aka Lady’s mom) at abfscimino@yahoo.com.
Why do scarecrows find it hard to share secrets?
Because the potatoes have eyes and the corn has ears 

Scarecrow FUN!!!
by: Lori LaCroix
  

Did you know…
 
  • Scarecrows originated back in the Egyptian days nearly 3000 years ago.
  • The Gotham TV show has its own version of a Scarecrow.
  • St. Charles, Illinois just held their 32nd Scarecrow Fest – a 3-day event!
As you might recall from the Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow was searching for a brain. At America’s Best Flowers, we’re searching for Scarecrow creators! Each year, we invite people to join us in creating a new lot of scarecrows. Our customers have created scarecrows of all shapes, sizes, and scariness. A family event for all, come join us in October on Saturday or Sunday (10am-4pm) this week or the next.
 
Below are some crafty customer creations:

 

 

Petal It Forward

by: Margaret Elmore 
Cottage Grove Eye Care

 

Yesterday, Wednesday October 11th we participated in a nationwide event called Petal it Forward. We were spreading happiness and smiles with flowers. Our happiness ambassadors were out and about in Cottage Grove, Madison and Cambridge randomly surprising people with bouquets of flowers.

Kindfolk Coffee, Cambridge














They received two bouquets of flowers one for themselves and one to share with whomever they choose. We had fun spreading happiness and smiles with everyone. We hope you were one of the lucky individuals who received a petal it forward bouquet. 

   

Q: What was the name of the DJ scarecrow?
A: Turnip the beet!

It Happens…

Every now and then we choose a product we envision that you all will think is fantastic and it ends up falling flat on it’s face! Our Bonide 4 Phase Lawn Care program is one of those products. We obviously fell short in communicating the benefits of this program over the Scott’s 4 Step program because if we had done a better job, we would have sold it all!
 
There are so many reasons why this product is better than Scott’s so in order to prove this, we want to give you the opportunity to try it. Our past shortcomings are going to be your windfall!

We are offering our 4 Phase Lawn Program at $5.00 per bag. That’s just $20 dollars (down from $90) for a year’s worth of nutrition, disease and insect control for your lawn. We think that once you see the benefits of using this program over Scott’s you’ll never go back to Scott’s again! This offer is good while supplies last and is not eligible for the rebate program. Not valid on previous purchases. You must take all 4 phases at the time of purchase.

 

30% OFF All Birdbaths and All Garden Tools 

90 % OFF ALL Perennials, Trees and Shrubs
Why do scarecrows not hang with cows?
Because it might cost them an arm and a leg

Recipe of the Week
From the Staff at Edgerton
Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche
 
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of egg substitute                                           
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup of 1% low fat milk
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 (16 oz.) carton of cottage cheese
Cooking Spray
4 cups of sliced zucchini (about 4)
2 cups of diced potato with onion
1 Cup finely chopped green pepper
1 (8 oz.) package presliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tomatoes thinly sliced
 
 
How To Make
Step 1:    Preheat oven to 400
 
Step 2:    Beat eggs and egg substitute in a large bowl until fluffy. Add 3/4 cup of cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, milk, flour,baking powder, salt and cottage cheese.
 
Step 3:    Heat a large skillet to medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add zucchini, diced potato and onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté for 5 minutes or until tender.  Pour the mixture into a 3 quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray.  Top with the remaining shredded cheese and parsley.  Arrange tomato slices over the cheese.  Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 and bake for an additional 35 minutes or until lightly browned and set.

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 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!!!
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