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Archive for the ‘Perennials’ Category

A Showy, Native Perennial: Bee Balm

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, Horsemint and Bergamot, is a colorful perennial that is native to North America. It caught the eyes of early settlers and since then has been hybridized to include a great variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making Bee Balm a must-have in any perennial garden.

June 9, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Spring 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Our Spring Photo contest was so hard to judge this year! We truly enjoyed becoming spectators in each of your gardens and appreciate you taking the time to submit your photos. Click through to find our winning photos and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Don’t worry — Our next Photo Contest is not too far away!

June 2, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Create a Grand, Colorful Statement with Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks, also known as Alcea, not only create bright, dependable color in the summer garden, but also provide many practical uses for your property. We love this garden classic and wanted to share its benefits with all of you.

May 29, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 4 Comments
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Bleeding Heart: A Shade-Loving Beauty

There are several plants that come up and greet the gardener with the warm welcome that spring is finally here. One of these plants is the favorite Bleeding Heart, which illuminates shady areas with unique, heart-shaped blooms. These easy-to-grow perennials make a bold statement planted on their own or paired with other shade-loving perennials.

May 22, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 4 Comments
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Coreopsis: A Garden Staple from Coast to Coast

Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, is a perennial superstar in gardens from Maine to California. Native to the Great Plains, Coreopsis is drought-tolerant and resilient, making it the perfect choice in almost any garden. This deer-resistant perennial’s bright, gorgeous blooms ignite the garden in the summer through the fall.

May 19, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Top 5 Gardening Questions Answered

Our customer service team receives hundreds of calls each day from gardeners across the country. We asked them to put together their 5 most common questions for us to answer. See what they are and the answers in our blog.

May 1, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 10 Comments
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The Scoop on Fungi

A new blog from guest writer Kristin Gembara, a certified Master Gardener from Illinois, talks all about fungi and its importance in the garden.

April 25, 2014 · Garden Writer · One Comment
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Caring for Fading Spring Blooms

With the gorgeous display of Spring-Blooming Bulbs either in full swing or on its way in much of the country, our customers are asking “How do I care for my Bulbs once they are done blooming?” We are here to help with instructions on how (and why) to care for your precious Bulbs once they have finished blooming for the spring.

April 17, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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Fun, Unique Spring Color: Allium Bulbs

Not to be confused with its relatives from the allium family (garlic, shallots and onions), Ornamental Allium are purely decorative and cannot be used in culinary dishes. They are, however, some of the most unique and easy-to-grow Fall-Planted Bulbs, adding height and texture to the spring garden year after year.

April 11, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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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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