Archive for the ‘Perennials’ Category
The genus Thymus (Thyme) is a wonderful group of herbal plants for both culinary and gardening use.Â 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.Â The various species are planted for use as medicinal plants, as culinary plants and as ornamental plants of the finest order.
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
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 7 Comments
Tags: Changing Hydrangea Blooms, Changing Hydrangea Color, Hydrangea, Soil PH, Soil Test Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
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!
American Meadows is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium. If you’re in the Northeast, come for a weekend of gardening lectures, classes and to talk with hundreds of other gardeners growing near you!
There is no better way to cure the ‘winter blues’ than starting to plan your spring planting! Although some claim that there can never be a true “blue” flower, gardeners and growers have worked to come as close to blue as the human eye can tell…
January 17, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: African Lily, Blue Flowers, bulbs, Creeping Phlox, garden planning, gladiolus, Morning Glories, Passion Flower Vine, Perennials, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Fall Color, Groundcover, Low Water Gardening, New Plants, Perennials, Sedum, Stonecrop Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials