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Archive for December, 2013

Looking Back at 2013: Thank You

As we welcome the arrival of a new year, the team here at American Meadows wants to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers for their support in 2013. The year included many firsts as we continued to focus on offering the hardiest gardening products and the information you need to succeed.

December 30, 2013 · Ethan Platt · Comments Closed
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Award-Winning Garden Plants

If you’re in garden daydreaming mode, browsing these award-winning plants is not only enjoyable, it’s also a way to narrow down your plant choices if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options.

December 26, 2013 · Suzanne DeJohn · 3 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Vegetable Seeds

Ice Plant (Delosperma): More Than Just a ‘Cool’ Name

Delosperma (or Ice Plant) is an easy-to-grow garden jewel found mostly on the West Coast, but can grow almost anywhere. This groundcover is a drought-tolerant succulent that boasts large, show-stopping blooms, attracting butterflies to the garden. Try one of our five new varieties this spring and we guarantee you won’t be dissapointed!

December 18, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Let’s Grow Hardy Kiwi!

When I first heard we were going to be carrying Hardy Kiwi plants this spring, I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant. But after doing some research, these vigorous vines are actually quite simple to grow (even in our zone 5) and the small, sweet fruits are extremely sweet and satisfying!

December 12, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 10 Comments
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New Sedum for Spring 2014

Looking for an easy-care, drought-tolerant perennial to ignite your garden into the autumn months? Sedum, also known as Stonecrop, grows in any sunny spot and each one looks so phenomenally different, you’ll want them all in your garden! We are carrying over 10 new varieties for spring 2014 and have highlighted a few of them below.

December 8, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Seed Storage Do’s and Don’ts

A common question we often get is, "Can I store excess seed for next season’s use and if so, how?" Seed storage is not only a great way to save money (it’s cheaper to buy in bulk), but is extremely easy to do!

December 4, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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The Year of the Echinacea

Each year, the National Garden Bureau chooses a perennial to feature as their "Perennial of the Year." They recently announced that 2014 is the "Year of the Echinacea." We are thrilled because Echinacea is one of our favorite perennials and we carry over 20 varieties as seeds and plants.

December 1, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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