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If you’re looking for big color in a short amount of time, we recommend trying trench-style planting. Learn how easy it is to plant hundreds of bulbs with this method.
Instructions for preparing and planting Common Milkweed Seed (Asclepias Syriaca) and Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata). We found these techniques best for growing results. Letâ€™s Get Started: Understanding Milkweed Seed & Germinating Step 1: To start Milkweed seed we recommend starting inside, but before this happens Milkweed seeds need to go through a cold stratification period. […]
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 canÂ help you keep damage down to a minimum. Plan ahead Get in the garden before the critters do. Placing animal […]
May 21, 2015
Â· Heather Viani Â· Comments Closed
Tags: choosing plants, Deter Animals, Gardening tips, how-to, Perennials Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
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
Â· Heather Viani Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Arrangements, Cut Flowers, how-to, Long Lasting Blooms, Perennials Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
Cutting Back Fall-Planted Bulbs Fall bulbs include flowers such asÂ daffodils,Â tulipsÂ andÂ grape hyacinth.Â The best time to prune is after they bloom in the spring. Let the flower completely fall and the seed pod go brown. Â 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
Â· Heather Viani Â· One Comment
Tags: allium, crocus, daffodils, fall bulbs, fall planted bulbs, how-to, Pruning Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos
Taking action in spring will give your garden the early boost it needs to look amazing throughout the seasons.
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
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
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 10 Comments
Tags: bulbs, Common Questions, Customer Questions, Gardening FAQ, Gardening tips, how-to, Perennials, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
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!