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!
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.
We’ve all experienced it — You spend hours meticulously planting your favorite Fall-Planted Bulbs in the ground, already anticipating the glorious rainbow of blooms to come in the spring. But, almost as soon as you plant them, you see bulbs scattered across your lawn and huge holes dug into your beds. The deer and rabbits have gotten to them and all of your hard work has been ruined! Well, gardeners, we’re here to help.
June 26, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: allium, daffodils, Deer Resistant, Deer Resistant Bulbs, fall planting, Grape Hyacinths, hyacinths Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos
We’re always looking to carry as many unique varieties as possible and are excited to have just added a dozen new Fall Bulbs available to plant now! Whether you’re looking for deer-resistant Daffodils, easy-to-grow Camassia, or Wild Tulips, we have it all!
Throughout the fall planting season, our knowledgeable and helpful gardening team is available 6 days a week (9 AM – 9 PM EST Mon-Fri and 9-5 Sat) to answer your fall planting questions, help you place your order, and everything in between! Simply give us a call toll-free at 877.309.7333 – We can’t wait to talk gardening with you!
Hyacinths are some of the most versatile spring-blooming flowers. Their fabulous, colorful blooms bring a sweet fragrance to the garden, pairing well with almost any other spring-bloomer. Hyacinths grow well in pots and can be chilled and forced to bloom indoors in the colder months.