Memorial Day Weekend
Newsletter 11 – Wednesday, May 25, 2011
You’ll love your garden … It’s our promise!
Continue the Holiday Tradition
Gardening and Memorial Day weekend are a winning combination. The weather has finally settled, making it safe to plant your flowers and vegetables. Give yourself a mini-vacation, and create an oasis of beauty in your back yard with the colors and fragrance of flowers. If youre not sure what to plant or where your favorite plants will grow best, just ask. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help. Or consider our new Snap Shot Design Service.
NEW! Snapshot Landscape Design Service
Whether youre in a new home or, an established home, in need of a landscape makeover, our Snapshot Landscape Designer will work with you to create a landscape that will enhance the beauty of your home, and reflect your personal design style.
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Deb Meyer at 608.222.2269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Rose Workshop
Sat. May 28 @ 10 am
Do you know the difference between a Floribunda & Grandiflora Rose?
Do you know how and when to prune roses? Join Sharon and Al for an informative Rose Gardening Workshop at 10 am this Saturday, May 28.
Be sure to bring all your questions. This is a great opportunity to learn from our expert rose growers. Bring a friend, too!
Plant Your Junk Contest!
The Week of June 6-12
We’re inviting artists, gardeners & anyone else who wants to join the fun, to bring new life to old junk, by planting & transforming it with flowers, herbs or veggie plants. There are two ways to participate: Bring your junk into our greenhouse and pick out your winning plants. Well provide the soil when you plant it here. After youve finished, we will take photos of your contest creation. OR: Buy your plants here, take them home, to plant your junk and send us photos, along with your loyalty number, name, address and phone.
First Place Junk Planter wins a $50.00 Americas Best Gift Card. Second Place wins a $25.00 Americas Best Gift Card. Enter as often as you like, but only one prize will be awarded per entrant.
|Sat, May 28||
Class Rose Workshop
10AM FREE class on how to select, plant, prune, and care for your roses.
|Wed, Jun 1 – Thu, Jun 30||
Perennials of the Week
Starting in June, we feature a different perennial each week.
|Thu, Jun 2||
Class – Perennial Gardening
6:30PM FREE garden plan and class.
|Sat, Jun 4||
Class – Perennial Gardening
10AM FREE garden plan and class.
|Mon, Jun 6 – Sun, Jun 12||
Plant your Junk Week
Contest for best junk planter.
|Sat, Jun 18 – Sun, Jun 19||
FREE ice cream for Dad and the family!
Pineapple Sage Pound Cake
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup honey (light wildflower or sage preferred)
- 5 eggs
- 2 T chopped pineapple sage leaves (small, new leaves have the most flavor)
- 3 T chopped pineapple sage flowers (optional)
- 1 t grated lemon peel
- 4 T well-squeezed, chopped pineapple
- 1 t baking powder
- 2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in honey. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to beat one minute after each addition. Beat in sage leaves, flowers and lemon peel. Stir dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture. Fold these together gently until just blended. Pour into loaf pan.
Bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Food For Thought: When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.