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A Showy, Native Perennial: Bee Balm

Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, Horsemint and Bergamot, is a colorful perennial that is native to North America. It caught the eyes of early settlers and since then has been hybridized to include a great variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making Bee Balm a must-have in any perennial garden.

June 9, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Spring 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Our Spring Photo contest was so hard to judge this year! We truly enjoyed becoming spectators in each of your gardens and appreciate you taking the time to submit your photos. Click through to find our winning photos and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Don’t worry — Our next Photo Contest is not too far away!

June 2, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Create a Grand, Colorful Statement with Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks, also known as Alcea, not only create bright, dependable color in the summer garden, but also provide many practical uses for your property. We love this garden classic and wanted to share its benefits with all of you.

May 29, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 4 Comments
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Coreopsis: A Garden Staple from Coast to Coast

Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, is a perennial superstar in gardens from Maine to California. Native to the Great Plains, Coreopsis is drought-tolerant and resilient, making it the perfect choice in almost any garden. This deer-resistant perennial’s bright, gorgeous blooms ignite the garden in the summer through the fall.

May 19, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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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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Why We Garden

We have a variety of gardening experience in our team here at American Meadows, ranging from beginner gardeners all the way to Master Gardeners and those who have their own farms. We were curious why they are all so passionate about gardening and asked, "Why do you garden?" Their answers are below and you can fill out the form at the bottom of the blog to tell us why you garden!

April 1, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Garden Design: Get this Look

One of our favorite customer photos and the winner of our 2011 Photo Contest is this gorgeous photo from Robert B, a customer gardening in Illinois. We’ve had many so customers ‘oooh and aaaah’ over this design, we thought we’d share the varieties so you could re-create the look for this season!

March 20, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Maximize your Blooms this Summer with a Regional Wildflower Mix!

Did you know that our regional mixtures have about 300,000 seeds per pound?  That’s a lot of wildflowers.  In fact not only is it a nice blanket of annual color in the first growing season, it’s a long standing display of perennials for the second and successive seasons.  This is one of the many reasons why our regional mixtures are so popular.

February 20, 2014 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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Turn your Winter Blues into Spring Blues!

There is no better way to cure the ‘winter blues’ than starting to plan your spring planting! Although some claim that there can never be a true “blue” flower, gardeners and growers have worked to come as close to blue as the human eye can tell…

January 17, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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New Sedum for Spring 2014

Looking for an easy-care, drought-tolerant perennial to ignite your garden into the autumn months? Sedum, also known as Stonecrop, grows in any sunny spot and each one looks so phenomenally different, you’ll want them all in your garden! We are carrying over 10 new varieties for spring 2014 and have highlighted a few of them below.

December 8, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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