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Why We Garden

We have a variety of gardening experience in our team here at American Meadows, ranging from beginner gardeners all the way to Master Gardeners and those who have their own farms. We were curious why they are all so passionate about gardening and asked, "Why do you garden?" Their answers are below and you can fill out the form at the bottom of the blog to tell us why you garden!

April 1, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Need Quick and Lasting Color this Year? Annuals are for you!

Hopefully you’re in a little warmer climate and you may already be in the garden doing some spring cleaning and getting your beds ready for planting.  We’ll if you’re looking to add some quick, lasting color to your garden this spring, Annuals may be exactly what you’re looking for. 

March 28, 2014 · Mike Lizotte · 4 Comments
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Gardening Tips from our Fans

We recently asked our 95,000+ Facebook Fans what their best gardening tip was. With over 200 responses, we chose a few of our favorites to highlight in our blog. What’s better than gardeners helping other gardeners? We hope you enjoy and learn something new!

March 28, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Garden Design: Get this Look

One of our favorite customer photos and the winner of our 2011 Photo Contest is this gorgeous photo from Robert B, a customer gardening in Illinois. We’ve had many so customers ‘oooh and aaaah’ over this design, we thought we’d share the varieties so you could re-create the look for this season!

March 20, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Have Wet Soil? No Problem!

Do you have a hard-to-plant area that has poorly-draining soil? Turn this troublesome spot into a colorful landscape feature by planting Perennials and Bulbs that thrive in wet soil.

March 8, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Creeping or Cooking: Find a Place for Thyme

The genus Thymus (Thyme) is a wonderful group of herbal plants for both culinary and gardening use.  Native to the Old World of Europe and the Mediterranean, this herb has had a close association with mankind since the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans.  The various species are planted for use as medicinal plants, as culinary plants and as ornamental plants of the finest order.

February 25, 2014 · David Salman · 8 Comments
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Maximize your Blooms this Summer with a Regional Wildflower Mix!

Did you know that our regional mixtures have about 300,000 seeds per pound?  That’s a lot of wildflowers.  In fact not only is it a nice blanket of annual color in the first growing season, it’s a long standing display of perennials for the second and successive seasons.  This is one of the many reasons why our regional mixtures are so popular.

February 20, 2014 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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Edible Flowers Add Color to Culinary Creations!

In recent years, edible wildflowers have become increasingly popular in the culinary world, often used for garnishing dishes and brightening up salads. Our customers have been asking for them for quite some time and we’re excited to have formulated an Edible Flower Seed Mix, perfect for making a colorful statement both on the plate and in the garden!

February 11, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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Hydrangea Magic: Changing Bloom Colors

A common question we get from gardeners each year is: "Why are my blue Hydrangeas pink, or, Why are my pink Hydrangeas blue?" The answer is really quite simple (and no, it’s not magic). The color of your Hydrangea blooms are directly linked to the PH levels of your soil.

February 8, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 7 Comments
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Hostas: The Ultimate Foliage Plant for Shade

Hostas are the ultimate foliage plant for shade. Their resilience, versatility and endless variety of colors, shapes, and forms makes it a true garden gift that keeps on giving. Whether you’re looking for a smaller variety for a shade container, or a larger Hosta to offset your favorite flowering-plants, there are sure to be (several) choices for you!

January 31, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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