Floral Shop Feature

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Did you know that we have an amazing selection of fresh flowers grown on local farms all year long? By using more local cut flowers in your arrangements, we not only create a more unique design, we are also reducing your exposure to toxic residue from imported/shipped plants. In addition, locally grown cut flowers have a longer shelf life.

When brides come in for consultations, our floral designers are able to offer a wider range of locally grown options from greenery, to wild flowers, to fragrant perennials that far exceed what is typically in season. Thankfully, our friends Bill and Julie continue to grow items that love cooler temperatures like Anemone, Ranunculus, Poppy, Alstroemeria, Iris, and Freesia year-round at their Portage-area farm. We have the luxury of sourcing these blooms in November, December, January, February, and beyond.

Stop on in or give us a call today:

Edgerton: (608) 884-8120

Cottage Grove: (608) 222-2269  

Previous Features

Cut Tulips & Spring Bulbs

March 11, 2019:I think it's safe to say that we are all ready for the weather to warm up a little bit. It took winter a while to show up this year, but it has certainly been a cold and snowy couple of months. We just happen to have a couple of excellent remedies for those winter blues. A vase of fresh cut tulips on your table is sure to put a smile on your face. They come in bunches of 10 stems of a color. Pink, purple, red, yellow, white... all your favorite colors. We sell them for $9.99 a bunch!

A couple of tips:

1.Watch the water level in your vase as tulips will drink very quickly.

2.There is no need for floral preservative with bulbs.

We also have forced bulb plants, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinth and crocus. (Availability is ever changing.)

While you’re in you might as well take a stroll through our greenhouses! They are nice and warm, and we have a lot of plants growing for spring!

Custom Spring Arrangements

March 4, 2019: Brighten up someone's day with a beautiful Spring Arrangement.  To make your flower ordering easy, You can call either of our floral shops to place your order, order from our websites, or feel free to walk in and place your order or pick something out of our coolers.

Edgerton: (608) 884-8120

Cottage Grove: (608) 222-2269  

Say "Hello" to Katie!

February 25, 2019 - Please join us in welcoming our new Floral Designer for the Cottage Grove location – Katie! We are lucky to have her talented eye for design along with her joyful outlook on life.A few words from Katie:Hi there!  I'm an energetic thinker with an obsession for flowers.  I've had the opportunity to work with some incredibly smart and creative women over the past 5 years who have taught me everything from interiorscapes, preserved moss walls, restaurant florals as well as small to large scale weddings and events.  I'd like to think I'm an expert at making connections with people, staying lighthearted and having fun which I believe brings out the best in my designs. I truly believe flowers have a personality just like a person so call me to design a special daily delivery for your loved one or friend and request a "designer's choice!"  Weddings, baby showers, graduations, funerals, or anything else you can think of, I'm here to discuss your vision and bring it to life.  We even have balloons, how fun!

10 Questions for the New Kid:

1. To help everyone know what makes Katie tick – we posed a few less serious, but way more fun questions: 2.You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be? Sprite! An iridescent jade color. 3.What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? How nice it is to sit in peace. 4.What’s your favorite ’80s/’90s jam? “Let's Dance” by David Bowie 5.If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Cheetah or a Puma – They are elusive, fast, and beautiful 6.What was the last gift you gave someone? A bunch of tulips 7.What do you want to be when you grow up? Zen Master 8.Describe the color yellow to somebody who is blind. Warm, Friendly,Exciting 9.On average, how many times a week do you hurt yourself trying to dance in the shower? NEVER! But I dance plenty with my kids in the living room! 10.Who was your favorite Spice Girl? Sporty -of course!

Sympathy & Funeral Flowers

February 18,2019 -When you, a loved one, a friend, or a colleague is grieving, custom flower arrangements can be a simple way to honor a life. During this particularly difficult time, flowers can mean a variety of things. They can be sent in remembrance of the deceased in celebration of their life or sent directly to the home of the grieving as a means of expressing sympathy.

To create an arrangement that captures the loved ones in a unique way, give us a call at either location.  Our skilled and compassionate floral design team will work directly with the funeral home to ensure timely and accurate delivery. 

Edgerton: (608) 884-8120

Cottage Grove: (608) 222-2269

Valentine's Day Gifts

February 11,2019 - Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  We are busy finalizing our recipes for our different arrangements.  As always, we will have a variety of vase arrangements, packaged flowers and fresh flower stems of all varieties and colors for every budget. We will also have blooming plants, chocolates, balloons and teddy bears.

We will have a lot of deliveries, so be sure to get your order in as soon as you can.  If you need to send something out of town, out of state, or even out of the country, we can take care of that with our wire services. Just remember that these orders need to be sent out early for guaranteed delivery. 

You can call either of our floral shops to place your order, order from our websites, or feel free to walk in and place your order or pick something out of our coolers.

Edgerton: (608) 884-8120

Cottage Grove: (608) 222-2269

Iris Blooms

January 21, 2019- The Iris is one of the most vibrant blooms we offer in the flower shop, adding a punch of color to any arrangement. The tall, eye catching stem will bring drama and much needed color. They are the birth flower for those born in February and the 25th wedding anniversary flower.

Irises come in over 200 species that vary in forms and color which include purple, lavender, white, yellow, orange, pink, blue and brown. While garden irises can come in any of these many varieties, the flower’s cut versions grown for arrangements are mostly blue, yellow, and white.

Care: Irises are known for their long stems.  So, the first important thing to remember is to display these flowers in tall vases that will support the stems. Cut the stems at an angle to allow for better water absorption. Check the water level every other day and replenish as needed. Display your Iris bouquet in a cool spot away from direct sun and drafts. 

Geranium Cuttings

January 14, 2019 - Several new items are starting to come in and our Geraniums for hanging baskets and containers arrived in our Edgerton location this week.

They come in as unrooted cuttings and they must be "stuck" into the soil as quickly as possible.  Because they do not yet have roots, we must mist the leaves with water several times a day, so they can drink through the leaves. 

Over the next few days, we will slowly back off on the misting to encourage root growth, and within a week they will be rooted enough that we don't have to use the mist anymore

Winter Arrangements

January 7, 2019 -  Give us a call at either location to bring the color back into your home.

Edgerton Location: (608) 884-8120

Cottage Grove Location: (608) 222-2269

 

What Our Customers Say About Us

  • Another pleasant and profitable day at America’s Best Flowers flea market yesterday. The staff, the vendors and the customers are all just as the name implies the best.

    - Bobbie J.
  • Bring your own pots to this place and set up in a potting work station. You can use their soil and expert advice to make your purchase selections… Fun to do with kids.

    - Melle.
  • Awesome place, always friendly and helpful. Beautiful choices for plants!

    - Catherine C.
  • Everything was beautiful today, enjoyed my time there shopping!

    - Deb V.M.
  • Kudos to the crew at ABF for green houses filled with beautiful flowers & creative gardening elements.

    - Deb M.
  • Love this place and the great flowers and wonderful staff… They helped me pick the plants and they built the basket for me right on the spot. The rest of my plants look great too.

    - Julie A.