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Archive for December, 2010

2011 Garden Trends — Are You a Trendsetter?

Most gardeners I know don’t pay a lot of attention to trends. They know what they like and won’t rush out to buy a plant or gadget just because some so-called expert raves about it. Still, it can be amusing to have a look at what’s hot, and what’s not.

December 30, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , ,  · Posted in: Gardening in the Winter, Perennials, Wildflowers

“Like Peas in a Pod….Thank you one and all!”

As the year comes to an end and we look forward to planning and getting back into our gardens in spring, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past year.

December 29, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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Poinsettias and Mistletoe: Enduring Holiday Traditions

Have you ever wondered how poinsettia and mistletoe became symbols of the holidays? The popularity of poinsettias is a relatively recent phenomenon; mistletoe tradition, on the other hand, dates back at least 2000 years.

December 21, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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The New and Improved American Meadows Website

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new website! It not only has a fresh look, we’ve also incorporated lots of features that will make browsing, shopping and learning easier. We welcome your feedback on what you like or don’t like about our new site, as well as any problems you encounter or questions you have.

December 14, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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“Force” Bulbs Now for Indoor Blooms in Early Spring

Imagine your house filled with pots of blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, brightening your home while winter lingers outside. You can enjoy indoor flowers like these by “forcing” bulbs into early bloom.

December 8, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs