Have a Merry Christmas!

Newsletter 45 – Tuesday, December 23, 2014

America’s Best Flowers Holiday Hours

Our Cottage Grove hours for the month of December are
9am – 6pm
except for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve  – 9am – 4pm
  • We will be closed from Thursday, December 25 through January 4.

For the month of January

Hours will be 10am – 4pm, Monday through Saturday.  In January we will be closed on Sundays.

This will be our last 2014 newsletter.  You’ll receive our first 2015 newsletter on Thursday, January 15.

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 dates:

  • Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve  – 9am – 1pm
  • Thursday, December 25  –  Closed
  • Wednesday, December 31 – 9am – 1pm
  • Thursday, January 1 – Closed

Lucy’s Story – Chapter 80

From our house to yours my family wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

~Lucy

Holiday Gift Giving!

America's Best Flowers Gift Card
Their garden will thank you!
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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!

OR

How about a Gorgeous Poinsettia?

A picture of our poinsettia display, in red, green, and a variegated red-inside/green-outside. Some of the pots are wrapped in gold, red or green foil and some have big red bowties.
This year’s poinsettia come in many colors and sizes!
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Our Edgerton location has been busy growing beautiful poinsettias for the holiday season.  Stop by our Cottage Grove or Edgerton location today or tomorrow and pick some up for your family, friends and, of course for yourself! 

We have a nice selection of, 4", 6" and 8" size poinsettia pots.

If you are interested in a dyed poinsettia, such as lavender, orange, blue or a blended color please call us at 608-222-2269 or e-mail Marty at abfrobbins@yahoo.com to place an order.

Christmas: The time of year when everyone gets Santamental.

Christmas Centerpieces

We still have available fresh Christmas centerpieces that will decorate that holiday meal in a spectacular fashion.

Reindeer Joke

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

Words of Appreciation from Marty!

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. We are busy planning for next year with new plant varieties, colorful pottery and everything needed to make your garden a success. We wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace, good health and prosperity. Thank you to each and every one of you that have helped make our year a success.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Saying a Prayer for the Christmas Meal

Lee, A seven-year-old boy, was asked to say thanks for the Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. Lee began his prayer, thanking God for his Mommy, Daddy, brothers, sister, Grandma, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food.
He gave thanks for the turkey, the stuffing, the Christmas pudding, even the cranberry sauce. Then Lee paused, and everyone waited … and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the Brussels sprouts, won’t he know that I’m lying?"

Our Kitchen

One of the most common frustrations when we cook big meals is lack of space in the oven.  Years ago Marty’s sister started using this recipe for crock pot stuffing for their family holiday meals.  It has become their favorite and makes space for other delicious things in the oven.

Marty’s Crockpot Stuffing

Marty’s Crockpot Stuffing
  • 1 ½ # loaf of white bread
  • 2-3 t salt
  • 1 T poultry seasoning
  • dash pepper
  • 1 ½ c butter
  • 1 c diced onion
  • 1 c diced celery
  • 1 ½ c boiling water
Directions

Saute diced onion & celery in 2 T butter until tender.  Add rest of butter in same pan and melt.  Do Not Burn

In large bowl, tear up the bread into bite size pieces.  Add salt, seasoning and pepper.  Pour butter, onion/celery mixture over top, add boiling water, mix well.

Put in crock pot for 2 hours on high.

SEE YOU SOON!!!
Carol and Ed Knapton, owners of Americas's Best Flowers You’ll Love Your Garden … It’s Our Promise! May the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless
Edward Knapton says Keep on Smiling!
Sec – Treasurer Berry Hill Farms, Inc.
DBA Americas Best Flowers Garden Center
4311 Vilas Hope Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
608-222-2269 Fax 608-222-1234 Cell 608-698-5627