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Archive for April, 2011

Happy Earth Day to one and all…..and Worms too!

Another gardening season has finally arrived, some earlier than others but it’s here. We can’t wait to get our hands dirty, trying once again to have the best flowers in the neighborhood or maybe it’s growing the biggest pumpkin in this year’s town fair. But for most it’s just for fun. A break from the [...]

April 22, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Wildflowers

American Meadows seed at the White House!

I was delighted to get an e-mail from the Mid-Atlantic office of Whole Foods Markets last week. Through the years we’ve worked with companies such as Whole Food Markets, Geico, Target, Hallmark, Wal-Mart, VW of America, Haagen-Dazs and many more creating custom seed packets to represent their brand. They mentioned they were looking for 20,000 [...]

April 18, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
Posted in: Custom Seed Promotions, Vegetable Seeds, Wildflowers

15 Easy Perennial Plants for Shady Gardens

Ajuga Easy-to-grow, vigorous ground cover; can become weedy and invade lawns. Part to Full Shade. Astilbe Feathery plumes of colorful flowers. Part to Full Shade. Bleeding Heart Elegant arching stems bear heart-shaped flowers. Part to Full Shade. Cardinal Flower Flowers are hummingbird magnets; requires moist soil. Part to Full Shade. Columbine Intricate spurred flowers hover [...]

April 6, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · 4 Comments
Posted in: Wildflowers

Shade Gardening

More and more gardeners have shady areas in their yards that they want to landscape, and our collection of shade plants just keeps growing. Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no way to have a grand garden in the shade — including fantastic foliage and loads of color, season after season. On a hot summer [...]

April 6, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · One Comment
Posted in: Wildflowers