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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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Favorites from our Summer Photo Contest

Although these photo submissions did not win our 2013 Summer Photo Contest, we wanted to share their beauty with you anyway. Enjoy!

September 26, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Did you Know Fall is the Perfect Time for Planting?

As the summer winds down, it’s never too early to start thinking about fall and what additions or subtractions you might want to make to your garden. More and more people are learning that fall provides a “second season” of planting and that it’s not just about maintenance and clean up in the garden!

July 30, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Summer Care for your Garden

As we’re now in the middle of July, it’s extremely important to get out in the garden and perform several simple tasks that will promote better growth, blooms and encourage your plants to come back even stronger next season.

July 16, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 5 Comments
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Join us to Learn About Summer Maintenance

We hope you’ll be able to join our garden experts next Thursday, July 18h at 6 PM EST for a webinar about summer maintenance of your garden. We’ll talk about maintaining your Perennial, Bulb, Vegetable and Wildflower beds as well as be answering your questions live! Please click here to register and attend the event.

July 10, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Webinar Event Schedule Through the Fall Season

We’re excited to be hosting a variety of webinars throughout the summer and fall months. Below is a schedule of what you can expect and please visit our webinar page to sign up for the most recent webinar in advance. You can also go directly to this page on the day of the event to watch – Pre-registration is not necessary. To watch videos of our past webinars, please visit our YouTube page.

July 5, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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