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Archive for August, 2012

Wildflowers 101: Us v. The Big Box Stores

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between wildflower seed from American Meadows and the big box stores? The Seed Man does some investigating and compares his results. Enjoy!

August 31, 2012 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
Posted in: Wildflowers

Final Week to Enter our Summer Photo Contest!

Each year we receive hundreds of gorgeous photo entries ranging from dahlias, gladiolus, and peonies to deep red, ripe tomatoes and wildflower meadows. This is the last week to enter your favorite photos from any type of garden to win a $100 gift certificate and bragging rights!

August 28, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Perennials, Vegetable Seeds, Wildflowers

New Fall Collections

Our gardening experts have put together seven new, unique fall-planted collections that will thrive in almost any type of garden. We have combined the bright color of spring bulbs with hardy, elegant perennials to create interest all season long. We hope you enjoy!

August 24, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Perennials

Is your Lawn Gone for Good?

This summer it seems as though much of our once green grass has turned brown. The good news is many grasses will go dormant in the late summer if not watered frequently enough. The not-so-good news is that there is a possibility your grass is dying and you may need to re-plant this coming fall. Below we highlight ways to determine whether your grass is dead or just dormant, as well as tips on caring for your grass in extreme heat.

August 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall, How-Tos

Late Summer Iris Planting & Care

Late summer is not only the best time to plant Bearded Iris for a jump start on spring growth, but also the time to care for your existing Iris by trimming old foliage back and, if mature enough, dividing and re-planting (or giving away to friends and neighbors)! Here are a few tips on planting and care to get you busy in the garden!

August 15, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials

New for Fall!

The crisp green stems of daffodils, early tulips, and other spring-bloomers popping up in the early spring are one of the most uplifting, cheerful sights to many gardeners. This year, add more excitement to your spring garden with new varieties!

August 9, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Perennials

Update: “Adopt the Pace of Nature: Her Secret is Patience”

Our famous Hibiscus is at it again! Last week the huge, scarlet blooms opened up and reminded us that patience is one of the most important aspects of gardening. We hope you enjoy the updated picture and reminder to “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

August 6, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials

American Meadows Launches New Retail Seed Rack Program

Williston, VT – (August 13, 2012) American Meadows today announced the launch of a new line of seed racks for retailers. A leader in the gardening industry, American Meadows has been supplying gardeners across the country with the highest quality seed products for over 30 years. “Our programs are designed to help maximize sell-through and […]

August 5, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Posted in: Wildflowers