Newsletter 4 – March 26, 2009
“If we could see
the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life
would change.” Buddha
The countdown is almost over. For the past few weeks, we’ve been marking off the days
leading up to April 1, our official opening day.
The calendar isn’t the only indicator that the time is short.
Baby plants we started in February have grown into budding
baskets fill the sky of our big greenhouse. Hardy perennials are breaking dormancy. The shelves in our retail area are stocked with exciting
garden products. Trucks
have delivered pallets of soil, compost and mulch.
And most convincing of all, bright blossoms of pansies and
begonias are popping open.
We are so close to ready, that even though we aren’t
officially open, we invite you to stop out and see for yourself that
spring is finally here. If
you want to brighten up your home or office, or need an inexpensive
gift, nothing says spring like pansies planted in a terra cotta pot with
a raffia bow. In April we
will also have a nice selection of potted plants, including Easter
lilies, daffodils, tulips, hydrangeas, and violets.
What did the Forty
Thieves like to drink?
Tea, after all,
they were the For Tea Thieves!Joke 1
I recently saw an advertisement on television for a large
insurance company, telling us they had been in business over 100 years
and in that time had weathered 12 recessions.
The spokesman went on to say that one thing they have always
noticed is that tough financial times always sends people back to the
basics. We have been
hearing this at meetings and reading it in industry literature, so much
in fact, that we adjusted our plant production this year to include more
herbs and vegetables, adding several varieties of heirloom tomatoes.
We have also increased our selection of garden seeds, and ordered
lots of potato and onion sets. If
you are among the millions of Americans planning to expand your garden
this year, America’s Best Flowers is ready to help.
opened the doors to the robbers’ cave.
Which piece of
jewelry closed it?
A locket!.joke 2
4 -5 Sneak
Peek Weekend – Take a look at the new season’s offerings and
pick up a lovely blooming plant for your Easter table.
Egg Hunt 10 AM Join the Easter Bunny and our staff for this
‘Sweet’ event!’ Rain or
Shine! - Children 6 and under,
Sunday we will be closed to allow our associates to spend time with
House - FREE hot dogs and popcorn 11-3 for our Loyalty
Day Celebration – FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES 10-2 PM. Bring a
white T-shirt to paint, make seed balls and more!
Day - Receive a FREE Black Hills Spruce with purchase. While supplies last. Limit
1 per family.
for days of other spring events, including Container
The first Saturday in May is our annual “SALSA
SATURDAY,” when we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Latin
music, free samples of chips and salsa, and you can even plant a salsa
container that weekend at our workshop. We will give away a $50 gift
certificate for the best salsa in our Salsa
Special Mother’s Day
activities and free classes
on vegetable and perennial gardening will continue throughout the
season, along with our Make and
Take Workshops. We also promise many exciting surprises. Our goal is to hold
events that are interesting and helpful to our customers. Remember to
give us your input. We’re listening!
Outside of a dog, a
book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog,
it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marxjoke 3
Sun Prairie Garden Club
Saturday, March 28, the Sun Prairie Garden Club is sponsoring
a lecture and book signing by Mariette Nowak at the Sun Prairie High
School. Ms. Nowak is the
former director of Milwaukee’s Wehr Nature Center, and offers expert
advice for native landscaping that will provide a habitat for backyard
birds. There will be a
small charge at the door. Discounts
are available to members of Wild Ones, Wisconsin Garden Club members,
and students with ID.
Everybody has a
Some people just
don’t have film.joke 4
an easy dessert? These only take a few minutes to make, and 2 hours of
Peanut Butter Cheesecakes
vanilla wafer cookies
package (8 ounces) plus 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1” chocolate covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 medium muffin cups, 2½ x 1¼ inches, with
paper baking cups. Place 1
cookie, flat side down, in each cup.
cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed
until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Fill cups ¾
full. Press one candy into cheese mixture in each cup until even with
top of cheese mixture.
about 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer
than 5 days. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cheesecakes after
size: 1 piece. 140 Calories
During an interview
on TV, a farmer who had won ten million dollars in the lottery
was asked what he
was going to do with all the money.
He scratched his
head and said, “Not sure as I know right off.
Guess I’ll keep
farmin’ till it’s all gone.”joke
SEE YOU SOON!!!
the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless