Ahhh, fall at last.¬† It has been a wonderful year.¬† You worked hard in your garden, and it showed.¬† You had beautiful color from your many flowers, scrumptious vegetables to eat, and appreciative neighbors who loved the gift of seeing a beautiful garden every day.¬†
There are a variety of reasons why fall is an amazing time to garden. The cool, crisp weather is wonderful to work in, it extends your gardening season significantly and many bulbs and plants prefer being planted in the fall. I’ll highlight several of my favorite reasons to get you excited about fall planting!
July 27, 2014
¬∑ Amanda Shepard ¬∑ One Comment
Tags: fall planted bulbs, fall planted perennials, Fall Planted WIldflowers, fall planting, garden planning, Spring Blooms, wildflowers ¬∑ Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Like most Spring-Blooming Beauties, Grape Hyacinths create a show-stopping display of color and are fabulously easy to grow. We wanted to highlight a few reasons why we love these hardy, vigorous bulbs and also share a few of our favorite varieties with you.
July 20, 2014
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Tags: Deer Resistant Bulbs, Fall Gardening, fall planted bulbs, Grape Hyacinths, Muscari, Spring Blooms, Spring-Blooming Bulbs ¬∑ Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials
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
Tags: Bulb Maintenance, daffodils, fall planted bulbs, hyacinths, Spring Maintenance, Spring-Blooming Bulbs, tulips ¬∑ Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
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
Tags: Allium Bulbs, Deer Resistant Bulbs, fall planted bulbs, Spring-Blooming Bulbs ¬∑ Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials
As the summer winds down, it‚Äôs never too early to start thinking about fall and what additions or subtractions you might want to make to your garden.¬†More and more people are learning that fall provides a ‚Äúsecond season‚ÄĚ of planting and that it‚Äôs not just about maintenance and clean up in the garden!
July 30, 2013
¬∑ Mike Lizotte ¬∑ 2 Comments
Tags: daffodils, fall planted bulbs, fall planting, Perennials, planting wildflowers in the fall, tulips, wildflowers ¬∑ Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Perennials, Wildflowers
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.
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 ‚Äď 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.
Our gardening experts have put together seven new, unique fall-planted collections that will thrive in almost any type of garden. We have combined the bright color of spring bulbs with hardy, elegant perennials to create interest all season long. We hope you enjoy!
The crisp green stems of daffodils, early tulips, and other spring-bloomers popping up in the early spring are one of the most uplifting, cheerful sights to many gardeners. This year, add more excitement to your spring garden with new varieties!