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It’s a Zoo out There!!

How to Deter Animals from your Garden Do you have pesky visitors in your garden? Relax. Human and beast can coexist peacefully, even if you have a delicious beautiful garden. We promise! These helpful tips can help you keep damage down to a minimum. Plan ahead Get in the garden before the critters do. Placing animal […]

May 21, 2015 · Heather Viani · No Comments
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How to Keep Fresh Cut Flowers Longer

Long Lasting Blooms There is nothing better than cutting flowers from your own garden. Bringing your garden blooms inside, arranged in your favorite vase as a lovely centerpiece on your dining room table is delightful. But have you ever noticed by day three the flowers aren’t looking their best? Here are some tips on how […]

May 13, 2015 · Heather Viani · Comments Closed
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Tips on Pruning Fall Planted Bulbs: Timing and Techniques

Cutting Back Fall-Planted Bulbs Fall bulbs include flowers such as daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinth. The best time to prune is after they bloom in the spring. Let the flower completely fall and the seed pod go brown.  If the green leaves have started to die back and have turned brown then it’s okay to prune. To prune, cut the […]

April 10, 2015 · Heather Viani · Comments Closed
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How to Prepare Flower Gardens for Spring

Taking action in spring will give your garden the early boost it needs to look amazing throughout the seasons.

March 23, 2015 · Heather Viani · Comments Closed
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5 Reasons to Plant Wildflowers This Year

It’s not surprising that most of us here at American Meadows are wild about Wildflowers. With the Seed Man leading the way, we’ve all added Wildflowers to our gardens – big or small – and still can’t get enough. With many of you making New Year’s resolutions, why not make an easy, positive resolution to plant Wildflowers this year?

January 12, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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The Three Most Important Steps to a Successful Wildflower Meadow

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 · Amanda Shepard · 4 Comments
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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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Common Question Answered: When to Plant Wildflowers in the Fall

One of the most common questions we receive each fall is, "When should I plant Wildflowers?" We’ve compiled our large selection of blogs, articles, and videos to help answer this question for all of you. Enjoy!

October 25, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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How to Cook with an Excess Harvest

Having too many vegetables and herbs from your garden is a great problem to have, but can be overwhelming! Below are a few easy tips and tricks to preserve the extra harvest that you don’t have time to cook with now.

September 3, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Fall is for Wildflowers!

With warm days and cooling nights, fall presents the perfect time to plant Wildflowers.  Fall planting mimics the natural life cycle when flowers begin to fade, produce and drop seed.  Fall planting can allow for earlier blooms the following spring, which is appealing to anyone that lives in a region with short summers and long winters! 

August 1, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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