Current Hours
Cottage Grove location open
Mon – Fri 9-6
Sat 9 – 5
We are currently closed on Sundays.
Edgerton location open
Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4

Fun is good.
~Dr. Seuss

Hippity Hop…the Bunny’s on Her Way!


Mrs. Bunny wants to remind you of the Easter Egg Hunt at both of America’s Best Flowers’ locations, Saturday, March 26, from 10 – 2pm! Rain or Shine (it’s an indoor egg hunt!)

Our Cottage Grove location will be accepting donations for the Cottage Grove Food Pantry.

Spring Fever
Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes.
After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire.
Much to their relief she smiled and said,
“Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another
and take out a piece of paper.”
Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down.
Then she said: “First Question: Which tire was flat?”

We have seeds…lots and lots of seeds!
Easy to Grow Sprout Seeds


Add flavor, texture and nutrition to a sandwich, salad, or stir fry with sprouts. These mighty little plants are loaded with easy-to-assimilate, highly-digestible nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. Sprouting is easy and can be done anywhere, without soil or light. What a fun and educational project for the family.

We have the following variety of sprout seeds; alfalfa, broccoli blend, ancient eastern blend, fenugreek, and spicy salad, which are packaged in 3-4 ounce bags. Each type has its very own unique flavor and texture, so you may want to try several different varieties. High Mowing Organic seeds are both 100% organic and Non-GMO.

We also have the Sprouting Jar Lid that fits on a wide mouth canning jar for easy growing.

The number 1 reason men should join a church choir:
When people ask you whether you’ve been behaving yourself, you can say with the utmost sincerity, “Hey, I’m a Choir Boy.”

Garden Seeds



It’s never too early to start planning for this season’s garden. If you are planning a vegetable, herb or flower garden, bring your seed list out to either our Cottage Grove or Edgerton location. We have a huge selection of Livingston seeds for you to choose from.

We make seed planting easy!

Seed Trays

Seed Trays

To help with your seed planting project, we have two types of seed starting trays available from Hsu, a Wisconsin based company.
• The Flower and Vegetable Seed Starter Kit, which is filled with Hsu Professional Potting Soil. (32 cell and 24 cell insert and watering tray kits available.)
• The Organic Seed Starter Kit, which is filled with Organic Rice Hull Potting Soil. (32 cell insert and watering tray kit.)

Just lightly moisten the soil, pop in 1-2 seeds in each cell, in the depth directed by the seed package, and cover with soil. Place in a sunny, warm area. Mist with water to keep soil moist. Stand back and watch them grow. Then transplant when and where appropriate.

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
Franklin P. Jones

New Products Corner
The Cranes and Herons Have Landed


The Cranes and Herons Have Landed

Do you know the differences between herons and cranes? Don’t feel bad, a lot of people don’t. Following are a few tidbits that may help.

• Also known as egrets. Egrets are a type of heron, so people tend to use these names interchangeably.
• Herons curve their necks into an “S” shape and when in flight they pull them totally back.
• Herons have longer beaks.
• When they are not in flight they prefer to rest in trees.
• There are six kinds of herons in North America.

• Cranes’ necks are shorter than those of herons, and they typically stick straight out while flying.
• The beak of the crane is shorter than that of a heron.
• They prefer to be on the ground when not in flight.
• There are only two types of cranes.

What is one thing they do have in common? Both herons and cranes have taken up temporary residence at our greenhouse. Stop out on and choose the perfect one(s) for your yard.

Ahhh! What more can you say!


We usually feature just one new product in each newsletter, but, well, rules were made to be broken, right? And these baby turtles are so cute we couldn’t wait until next week for you to see them.

Spring Garden
What did the over-excited gardener do when spring came?
He wet his plants.

America’s Best Flowers Fundraising Program


Spring 2016 is right around the corner! People are beginning to think about vegetable gardens, shade trees, flowering shrubs and glorious flowers.
What perfect timing for your non-profit organization to participate in America’s Best Flowers fundraiser program. Non-profit organizations earn 25% of the proceeds from each gift card they sell. For example, if your organization sells $500 of our gift cards, which are available in any denomination over $10, your organization would earn $125.

Please contact us if your non-profit organization is in need of funds for things such as (but by no means limited to):
• local charities, (i.e. food pantry)
• church mission trips,
• new equipment or uniforms for your school sports program, or school band or orchestra.

America’s Best Flowers gift cards may be used at both our Cottage Grove and Edgerton locations. If you are interested or have questions regarding our easy and profitable program, please contact Shirley at

The Reverend

Francis Norton woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf. So… he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to say Mass for him that day.
As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Norton headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish.
Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church! At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?”
The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.”
Just then Father Norton hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. IT WAS A 420 YARD HOLE IN ONE!
St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?”
The Lord smiled and replied, “Who’s he going to tell?”

Has your email address changed?

If you are a Loyalty Customer and have submitted your email address to us you will receive our newsletter by noon, every Thursday.

If your email address has changed please remember to let us know by either calling us at 608-222-2269, sending us an email at or just let us know the next time you are at the greenhouse.


A man goes to the Doctor with a piece of lettuce hanging out of his ear.
 “That looks nasty,” says the doctor.
“Nasty?” replies the man, “this is just the tip of the iceberg!”

Our Kitchen

By Bev Wilson

One of the best parts about spending winters in Florida is the monthly potlucks in the community room. Everyone goes to great lengths to outdo each other trying to bring the most delicious food. Occasionally I can get a few to share their recipes with the understanding that I will pass them on to you.

Below is a wonderful salad that would make a lovely addition to your Easter dinner. It has been a staple on the table of my friend Nelda for years and she was thrilled to share it. It leaves the quantity of many of the ingredients open, so feel free to adjust the amounts to your own taste. This bright beautiful salad is sure to please.

Her notes say “Double salad amount for one dressing amount.” When I made it, I just cut the dressing in half.

Nelda’s Salad with Fruit


1 Bag of hearts Romaine lettuce (Nelda uses 1 bunch of Romaine)
Red onion, diced, to taste
Cashews (I used ½ cup roasted, lightly salted)
Craisins (I used ½ cup)
1 pear, diced
1 apple, diced
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Poppy Seed Dressing

½ c sugar
1 t dry mustard
1 t salt
¼ c white vinegar (I use ½ c for a less sweet taste)

Shake above then add:

1 c olive oil
1 ½ t poppy seeds

Shake well.