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Archive for the ‘Gardening in Spring and Summer’ Category

Perennial Plant Association Names Geranium Biokovo as the 2015 Perennial of the Year

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association awards one perennial variety as the “Plant of the Year.” This year, Geranium Biokovo has earned the award!

January 4, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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2015: The Year of the Gaillardia

Each year, the National Garden Bureau chooses a variety of plants to feature. They explain on their website, “Each year we select one annual, one perennial and one edible as our “Year of the” crops. Each is chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile.”

December 28, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Bee Helpful By Gardening

Honeybees are integral to our food system; they pollinate many fruits, nuts and vegetables, helping crops grow and produce. Recently, the bee population has been declining worldwide, which can be harmful to our eco-system in many ways. Agricultural agencies, environmental workers and farmers have been trying to solve the bee problem for several years, and it really starts with you – the gardener.

December 22, 2014 · 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 Perennials For Spring 2015

One of the best pastimes during the colder months is planning and dreaming of spring. This year, we have over 40 new perennial varieties for spring planting and are excited about the wonderful diversity and dependability of our selections. We’ll highlight a few of our favorites and you can browse through them all here.

November 16, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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How To Store Your Seed for Spring Planting

With the fall Wildflower planting season in full swing, many gardeners ask us what to do with their leftover seed. Storing seed for next season is extremely easy and effective; simply place the seed in a ziploc bag or tupperware, making sure to label it clearly, and store in a room-temperature area.

November 5, 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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