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Archive for the ‘Flower Bulbs’ Category

Tips on Pruning Fall Planted Bulbs: Timing and Techniques

Cutting Back Fall-Planted Bulbs Fall bulbs include flowers such as daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinth. The best time to prune is after they bloom in the spring. Let the flower completely fall and the seed pod go brown.  If the green leaves have started to die back and have turned brown then it’s okay to prune. To prune, cut the [...]

April 10, 2015 · Heather Viani · No Comments
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Shade Loving And Deer Resistant – What’s Not To Love About Anemones?

Anemones are some of the most colorful, elegant blooms in the garden. Their common name, windflower, says it all. The full, bright blooms sway slightly on top of delicate stems on windy days. These easy-to-grow plants thrive in partial shade, but can tolerate full sun in colder areas. The vigorous growers may need to be dug [...]

April 5, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · No Comments
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Formal Or Not, Agapanthus Is A Compelling Addition To Any Garden

Agapanthus is an ancient plant, originating on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt, but in recent years has become a staple in a variety of modern gardens from the northeast to California.

March 28, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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All About Begonias

Begonias are the stars of the shade garden, with colorful, dazzling blooms that open up in the late summer. Begonias love rich, moist soil and are perfect for containers, window boxes and small space gardens.

February 21, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Pollinator Partnership – Part I

We’re excited to be sponsoring the Pollinator Partnership in 2015. This non-profit is the largest organization in the world that is dedicated to the protection of pollinators and their ecosystems.

January 18, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Anemones (or Windflower): A Colorful Sight

Also known as windflower, Anemones are colorful, delicate and unique, offering a variety of uses in almost any garden.  Depending on the variety, they can bloom in the spring, summer, or fall, offering a season-long interest of spectacular blooms.

December 15, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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We Dig Dahlias: Employee Success Story

Erin, one of our master gardeners and product managers, bought a house two years ago that had no existing landscaping. Her husband and her have been slowly beautifying their landscape by planting perennials, shrubs and bulbs.

December 7, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Reflecting on the Growing Season

With winter now in full swing for most of us, it’s easy to put the garden on the back burner and forget about it until spring. But if you do that, you’re missing one of the best parts of the year! Winter is the perfect time to reflect on the past growing season while it’s still fresh in the mind and write down what went well, what didn’t, and what could be added for next year.

November 30, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Growing Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears are a gardeners’ dream; Huge, unique foliage adds drama to the garden and containers in the summer months. Native to tropical Asia, Elephant Ears thrive in full sunlight, heat and moist areas. They are happiest in damp soil, including low-lying areas where rainwater collects.

November 23, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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New Bulbs for Spring 2015

Each season, our garden experts choose a selection of new varieties to carry and all of us here at American Meadows get really excited to see the list. This year, the excitement level was met with an amazing selection of vibrant, unique summer-blooming bulbs that we’ll all be adding to our landscapes this spring.

October 28, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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