Hosting an event like Art in the Garden is always a bit of a gamble. I worry about all sorts of
things. Is the weather going to be decent? If the Badgers are playing, will people show up? Are there other things going on locally that will prevent people from coming in? Have we done enough to get ready? All of these things make this event stressful. We want this event to be successful for all of our vendors who take the time and make the effort to come out and share their products.
 
Our Art in the Garden vendors are wonderful, all of them. We just completed our annual
event and the feedback from our vendors was mostly positive. The universal point that was
made by most, was that the venue was perfect. Who doesn’t want to spend the day in the
greenhouse surrounded by beautiful plants?!
About half of our vendors this year were new to this event. It was nice to see new faces, but
it’s always comforting to see the “veterans”, too. There are several that have been with us
since we started this event. We were able to feature some of these folks in earlier
newsletters, introducing you to their products. We cannot express enough, our appreciation
for their support of us.
We try to use this event, as well as the others we hold, to promote a spirit of community. We
hold classes and events as a means to educate and create, but also as a means for allowing us to get to know YOU better.
 
In an age where everyone is turning from brick and mortar stores to online, we know that
every moment we spend with you is important. It’s a privilege for us to offer assistance to you every time you come into our store. We want to thank our vendors and our customers who joined us this past weekend to make Art in the Garden and our Fall Festival a fun-filled day!
~Betty

 

ALL Perennials, Trees, Shrubs
Fruits and Asparagus
 50% OFF

Limited quantities on hand. Call store for details.

Quantities limited, while supplies last. This is available at both locations.
Not valid on previous purchases.
Fall Asters

 

 

Just when the color in your garden is starting to fizzle out, Fall Asters come into bloom and
bring dazzling blue, purple and pink blossoms to summer’s end. Fall Asters are covered
with a profusion of flowers, which hold up well to anything “mother nature” throws their
way.
Plant them in containers with Mums, Purple Fountain Grass, Ornamental Kale and Pansies for an eye-catching masterpiece that will be the talk of the neighbors! You can also plant them in your perennial bed, spacing them 18″-24″ apart. Whether planted in a container or in the ground, they should be placed in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sun and good air circulation.
Plant your Asters at the same soil level as they grew in the pot. Water well after
transplanting. The plant’s roots benefit from a layer of mulch in the winter and in summer it keeps the roots cool, so consider covering the root zone with 2″ of the mulch of your choice.
Plants do not need fertilization during flowering and in fact, fertilization may actually shorten
their bloom time. However, they do benefit from fertilizer during the growing season. We
recommend the addition of Espoma Flower Tone, once per month. Always read and follow the label directions.
We have Dragon Blue and Pink Magic, which are early blooming varieties and Henry III,
a double-flowered, purple variety, which blooms later in fall. All three are hardy to zone 3.
Asters attract pollinators such as butterflies and especially bees. Because of this, we
recommend not planting your Asters near decks, patios and other areas where people gather.
If you don’t have Asters in your garden, consider adding some this Fall. They attract
pollinators by providing a late-season pollen source and they are a welcome splash of color in an otherwise fading garden.
 

 

How do you fix a broken pumpkin?

With a pumpkin patch

Flags, Rugs and Fairy Garden Accessories

If you love to decorate your home with seasonal items, both inside and out, not only can we provide beautiful plants and containers for every season, but we can also help with items such as seasonal flags and rugs.
We have taken on a new line of flags that features burlap and applique, along with polyester. All are made with durable fabrics, are UV coated and weather-resistant, so they will hold up to the elements. We have over 20 different designs for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter and Christmas. Having a flag adorn the front of your home for each season or holiday keeps your home looking new and inviting. Think of a flag as “the greeting card of your home”™.
Our shipment of fall and winter themed Jelly Bean rugs has also arrived. If you are in need of a seasonal rug or simply need an upgrade for an existing rug, check out our new designs for 2018. 
We have close to 20 different patterns from which to choose. These rugs can be used indoors or outdoors and are machine-washable in cold water.
If you are a fairy gardening “pro” or have wanted to start, now is a perfect time to stock up on accessories! We recently lowered the pricing on all of our fairy gardening items to make this hobby more affordable for kids of all ages. We have accessories available for many different fairy garden themes and of course, those for Halloween and Christmas. Why not build a holiday-themed fairy garden to proudly display on a stand or table at home or at work?
Fall is a wonderful time to decorate your home. Join us for our Fall Wreath Make & Take this Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, for our Fall Decorating Workshop Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM and for the Paint A Pallet Party Saturday, October 6th from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 608-222-2269.
 

 

 

Reduced Prices

on all
Miniature Garden Accessories

 
Floral Notes
Premium $69.99
Autumn is here and I’m loving it! I’m indeed a fall season person. Bring on the cool weather with its sweatshirts, blue jeans, flannel and fall colors.
In our floral shops, for fall, we have beautiful potted fall mums and freshly cut stems for arrangements. The warm colors of golds, reds, oranges and browns, are welcoming in fresh floral arrangements.
Teleflora’s Wild Autumn Bouquet is full of autumn color and available now. Reserve one for your holiday table today.
Standard $49.99
You can also stop by our greenhouse and choose one of our ready-made bouquets from our full service floral department. To order flowers or plants for delivery, for any occasion, just contact us at either our 
Cottage Grove location at 608-222-2269 or www.americasbestflowers.net or our Edgerton location at 608-884-8120 or 1-888-287-1411 or www.edgertonfloralandgarden.com.
 
*Please keep in mind that flower, plant and container selection may vary between our locations.
 

Employment Opportunities

 

Do you enjoy helping people? How about working with flowers?
If so, we may have the perfect job for you!
Part-time Floral Designer (Edgerton) 
and 
Full-time Floral Designer (Cottage Grove) 
 
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We’re looking for Part-time and Full-time floral designers with strong customer service skills and a willingness to learn. Use your artistic abilities and knowledge of design 
to create floral arrangements for various occasions.

One year previous floral design experience is required; 4 years prefered.

Position includes some customer service, watering and plant maintenance.
What has hundreds of ears but can’t hear a thing?
A cornfield!
Mark your Calendars!!!
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Fall Wreath Make and Take
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10 am – 12 pm
Cost: $40.00
 
Create this autumn welcome wreath during this fun fall workshop!
Pre-pay and pre-registration required

 

Fall Decorating Tips and Tricks

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10 am – 11 am 
 
 
Scarecrow Workshops
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2018
10 am – 4 pm
 
 
Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018 
10 am – 4 pm
Build a Birdhouse or Bird Feeder
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1 pm – 3 pm
All classes are only available at our Cottage Grove location.
To reserve your spot please call (608) 222-2269 to register.

 

 

 Recipe
Golden Sweet Cornbread
 

 

 

1 Cup of Flour                            1 Egg
2/3 Cup of Sugar                        1 Cup of Milk
1 Tsp of salt                                1/3 Cup of vegetable oil
3 1/2 Tsp of baking powder        1 Cup of yellow cornmeal
Lightly grease or spray a 9 inch round cake pan and preheat
the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and the baking powder
in a bowl.  Stir in the egg, milk and vegetable oil and mix well.
Pour the batter into the cake pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the
loaf comes out clean.

 

 

SEE YOU SOON!!!