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Planning for Fall – What’s New for 2013

Many of us are lucky enough to be experiencing the budding and blooming of Fall-Planted Bulbs all across the country. I took a trip to Boston, Massachusetts a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised that spring is in full swing there! Gorgeous Cherry Blossom Trees cascading over the streets, cheerful Daffodils blooming in every garden bed and green growth everywhere! It really gets me thinking and starting to plan my garden for next spring.

April 26, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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What is a “Quality Bulb,” and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. In this blog you will find a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores and why bulb size matters.

January 4, 2013 · Brian LeDuc · One Comment
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Plant Bulbs in Containers Now for Spring Blooms!

Did you not get around to planting Tulips and Daffodils and now have a snow-covered garden? If you are in hardiness zones 4-7, try layering bulbs in large containers and placing them in the garage immediately. Come spring, bring outside and voila – A gorgeous array of early spring color to beautify your porch or patio!

January 2, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Protect Your Bulbs!

Although squirrel and gopher watching may be a fun pastime for you and your family, their tendency to snack on freshly-planted bulbs is not so amusing. Don’t let this discourage you from planting these gorgeous spring-bloomers – With a few simple steps you can keep hungry critters away and enjoy the fruits of your labor come spring!

October 18, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Create a Blooming Spring With Little Water

Drought and limited water resources have become a challenge for gardeners throughout the country. However, this does not mean that gardeners with limited water resources cannot enjoy beautiful blooms – It is all about choosing the right plants. Fall-Planted Bulbs such as Daffodils, Tulips, Allium, Crocus, and more are extremely drought-tolerant and only require initial watering when they are first planted, producing gorgeous blooms come spring.

September 21, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Is it a Butterfly? Is it a Daffodil?

Butterfly Daffodils are a favorite in the spring garden for their stunning double centers, frills, and unique color combinations that resemble a butterfly. They are a knockout both in the garden and cut for spring bouquets. Try planting a group this fall for an elegant, whimsical show in mid spring.

July 31, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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“Enormous, Beautiful Blooms – A Must Have!”

Who doesn’t love rave reviews? Below are a handful of our favorite 5 Star Customer Reviews of fall-planted bulbs, along with the pictures they sent in of their blooms. Enjoy!

June 26, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Update: Planting Fall Bulbs in our City Garden

This past fall, my friend Jintina and I layered hundreds of fall bulbs in our city garden bed. We patiently waited throughout the winter months and once spring came, along with it came a rainbow of beautiful blooms! I captured pictures of as many different blooms as I could (there were new varieties blooming each day) and am happy to report that our layered planting was a gorgeous success!

June 15, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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When Spring Blooms Fade

With the gorgeous display of spring blooms fading in much of the country, our customers are asking “What do I do when my spring flowers have faded?” 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 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Don’t Worry – Your Fall Bulbs Will Be OK!

With the mild winter we have been having across the country this year, we have been frequently asked “My fall bulbs have started to sprout. Will they be OK?” The short answer is simply “yes.” However, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your precious fall bulbs will be on track to bloom in early spring.

February 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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