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Archive for January, 2013

5 Ways to Use Shrubs in Your Landscape

Shrubs are an amazingly-simple way to add big, bold statements in the garden with little work. They are large in size, many provide year-long interest in the garden and delight with stunning blooms. Whether you have sun, shade, dry soil or not – There is certainly a place in your garden for a shrub!

January 30, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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It’s the Year of the Wildflower!

Whether it’s the first time reading one of my blog entries or you’re a devout follower, anytime the topic of “Wildflowers” comes up in the gardening community, the Seed Man gets excited. So you can image how ecstatic I felt when the National Garden Bureau declared 2013 “The Year of the Wildflower!”

January 25, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
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Blueberries: Let’s Jam!

Blueberries are not only high in antioxidants and great for your health, but also a delicious staple in a variety of culinary dishes. This season, plant your own Blueberries for the freshest, most delicious crops each summer. Blueberry picking is also a fun activity for the family! With the right soil and proper care, Blueberries are not difficult to grow and are more than worth the effort.

January 23, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials

It’s not too Early to Start Planning your Wildflower Meadow!

As I look out my window in my office, the giant snowflakes falling from the sky create a carpet of fresh snow. Sounds nice– Or, does it!? I speak to gardeners all across the country and many in warmer climates are getting ready for their “rainy season,” signaling spring is not far behind. 

January 17, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: How-Tos, Wildflowers

A Winter Beauty: The Lenten Rose

Few evergreen plants bring such color and unique blooms to the garden as the Lenten Rose. Also known by its common name Helleborus, the colorful, rose-like flowers illuminate the garden when it seems almost impossible – In the late winter months!

January 15, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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What is a “Quality Bulb,” and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. In this blog you will find a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores and why bulb size matters.

January 4, 2013 · Brian LeDuc · One Comment
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall

Plant Bulbs in Containers Now for Spring Blooms!

Did you not get around to planting Tulips and Daffodils and now have a snow-covered garden? If you are in hardiness zones 4-7, try layering bulbs in large containers and placing them in the garage immediately. Come spring, bring outside and voila – A gorgeous array of early spring color to beautify your porch or patio!

January 2, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall