With the funky weather we have been having in the past few years, it seems as though Mother Nature is either sending too much or not enough rain our way. Those who find themselves becoming drenched in the spring and summer months, or are having problems with standing water and flooding, should explore the idea of creating a rain garden.
March 13, 2012
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 4 Comments
Tags: designing perennial garden, grasses, iris, Native, Rain Garden Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Anyone who has grown Bearded Iris canâ€™t seem to get enough of them. Their ruffled blooms create an elegant statement in almost any garden and the re-bloomers do what every gardener dreams of â€“ put on a show twice in one season. We all love the classic Bearded Irises that have been around for years, but it is always exciting to try a new twist on an old favorite.
Who was Iris? You guessed it.Â To the ancient Greeks, she was the Goddess of the Rainbow.Â And no wonder.Â Just take a look at the magnificent Bearded Irises we now have on sale. “Immortality” is the classic white, and one ofÂ everybody’s favorites.Â But “Orange Harvest” (third row) and “Monet’s Blue”(top row)Â are our most popular.Â [...]
Have you been seeing the big beautiful Bearded Irises in bloom?Â They’re finishing their lavish show right now in most of the country, and as any good gardener knows, plan today for a year from now.Â Fortunately, they’re on sale at Half Price right now, for a limited time, so you can save as you [...]
We’ve just finished a simple, clear explanation on the various Iris groups used in gardens…from the big Bearded (or German) Irises everyone knows, plus Japanese (Butterfly), Siberian, Louisiana and the bulb-rooted Dutch Iris shown here.Â Some are planted in spring, some in summer, and some in fall.Â All are easy to grow, and now with [...]
Time is running out. Â OurÂ big Bearded Irises are on sale at 50% OFF for only one more week.Â The discount falls to just 35% afer that, so click in and save now.Â The selection this year is more beautiful than ever and these are from the best growers in the US, all guaranteed.Â Remember, bearded [...]
Well, Martha’s favorite hollyhocks were so popular, now it’s an iris.Â Our choice of spring-planted irises this year is really wide, including the magnificent Siberian shown at left called “Roanoke’s Choice.” From the Siberians, Japanese, and Louisiana irises we have this year, we’ll choose one free root for every perennial order from now on.Â Your [...]
All wildflower gardeners know that every flower is wild somewhere. The same is true of tulips and daffodils, and we’ve gathered many of the wild or “species” bulbs in our collection of fall bulbs, now for sale at AmericanMeadows.com.