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Looking Back: How Pinterest Helped Me Get Through Winter

There is something therapeutic, soul enhancing and fun about planning, planting, weeding and generally being outside in the warmer months. This year, I got through the winter by maintaining an indoor herb garden, growing a variety of Amaryllis Bulbs, and plotting and scheming my spring garden on Pinterest.

April 14, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · No Comments
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Doing Good Through Gardening, Even During A Drought

While I wait for Mother Nature to bring us warmer days, I can’t help but wonder how all our customers in the drought stricken areas of the country are going to tackle their gardens this season.

April 12, 2015 · Mike Lizotte · No Comments
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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 · Comments Closed
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Winter 2015 Photo Contest Winners

View the gorgeous winning photos of our 2015 Winter Photo Contest.

March 15, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Peony Growing Tip: How to Prolong Cut Blooms

Peony blooms are some of the most rewarding, fragrant treats of the spring garden and make for amazing cut bouquets. Aren’t happy with the longevity of your blooms? Try our simple growing tip for longer-lasting cut flowers!

March 7, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Plant Alyssum to Help Naturally Protect Lettuce Crops

A new study by horticulturist Eric Brennan, from the Agricultural Research Service, shows that organic lettuce growers in California are using Alyssum (Lobularia maritime) as a companion plant, to help naturally protect their crops from destructive aphids.

March 1, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Plant for Monarchs this Season

We’re excited to announce the introduction of two new seed packet collections for spring 2015. We’ve created a Monarch Perennial Wildflower Seed Collection and a Monarch Annual Wildflower Seed Collection. Each collection contains five packets of Wildflowers that attract Monarchs and give them a place to eat, rest and reproduce.

February 12, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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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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5 Reasons to Plant Wildflowers This Year

It’s not surprising that most of us here at American Meadows are wild about Wildflowers. With the Seed Man leading the way, we’ve all added Wildflowers to our gardens – big or small – and still can’t get enough. With many of you making New Year’s resolutions, why not make an easy, positive resolution to plant Wildflowers this year?

January 12, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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