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Erin, one of our certified Master Gardeners, purchased a house several years ago and has been wowing us with her plantings since.
Itâ€™s not surprising that most of us here at American Meadows are wild about Wildflowers. With the Seed Man leading the way, weâ€™ve all added Wildflowers to our gardens â€“ big or small â€“ and still canâ€™t get enough. With many of you making New Yearâ€™s resolutions, why not make an easy, positive resolution to plant Wildflowers this year?
January 12, 2015
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: fall planting, how-to, spring planting, Wildflower meadow how-to, wildflower seeds, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Wildflowers
We’re frequently asked to go over the step-by-step process of planting a Wildflower meadow with gardeners. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions I received while working in customer service for over 3 years. Although all of the steps are important, I wanted to highlight the three most important steps so you’ll know to take extra care to do everything right during these parts of the process. You’ll be thrilled that you did when your meadow is bursting in blooms!
October 21, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 4 Comments
Tags: fall planting, how-to, spring planting, Step by Step Instructions, wildflower planting, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Wildflowers
Ahhh, fall at last.Â It has been a wonderful year.Â You worked hard in your garden, and it showed.Â 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.Â
As fall planting approaches quickly, many of us are planning on adding new garden beds or filling in existing ones that may need extra color. I wanted to share an extremely simply garden tip with you that can go a long way: Limit your plant selections!
September 16, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: fall planting, garden planning, Perennials Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
Daylilies are some of the most recognizable blooms in gardens throughout the world, dazzling with dependable, colorful blooms in the summer garden. These fabulous perennialsÂ are some of the true cornerstones of any perennial garden. With little care, they grow in any soil type and multiply each year, making them one of the best garden investments.Â Many varietiesÂ are re-bloomers, putting on a colorful show twice in one season.
Let’s face it: As much as we all try our hardest in the garden, some of us â€“ and our growing conditions â€“ are just not as good as others. The experts here at American Meadows wanted to come up with a comprehensive “practically indestructible” plant list for gardeners with challenging soil, water conditions, or anything else that may get in the way of growing prize-winning roses!
Many gardeners live in drought-prone areas where it is necessary to conserve water, which means a lot needs to go into the “planning and organizing” phase of gardening, even before the gloves come on. Other gardeners, in places like the Northeast, may not need to conserve water, but choose to plant drought resistant varieties to help save on their water bill or give themselves less work in the garden. Whatever your reason may be to go drought tolerant, we have several hardy, easy-to-grow perennial varieties that are perfect for almost any garden.
August 17, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: daylily, drought-tolerant perennials, Echinacea, fall planting, Fern, Perennials, Salvia, Sedum Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials
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
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· One Comment
Tags: fall planted bulbs, fall planted perennials, Fall Planted WIldflowers, fall planting, garden planning, Spring Blooms, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Tulips are the most popular Spring-Blooming Bulb and we’re not surprised! Simply drop the bulbs into the ground in the fall and come spring, you will be met by a dazzling show of flowers blooming in all shapes, colors, and sizes. If you have any room in your garden beds, I definitely recommend tucking Tulips in. They don’t take up much room and create a show-stopping burst of early spring color.