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We Dig Wildflowers: An Employee Success Story

One of our long-time employees, Erin, is always open to letting us experiment and plant on her property. This spring, the Seed Man prepped a 4,000 square ft. area in her meadow to plant a variety of wildflowers, including our Northeast Mix, Black Eyed Susans, Zinnias, Cosmos and more.

October 30, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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How to Germinate and Grow Milkweed Seed

Instructions for preparing and planting Common Milkweed Seed (Asclepias Syriaca) and Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata). We found these techniques best for growing results. Let’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. […]

June 11, 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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New Perennials For Spring 2015

One of the best pastimes during the colder months is planning and dreaming of spring. This year, we have over 40 new perennial varieties for spring planting and are excited about the wonderful diversity and dependability of our selections. We’ll highlight a few of our favorites and you can browse through them all here.

November 16, 2014 · 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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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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Spring is in the Air!

I’m always excited this time of year as a few warm winter days remind me that spring is not far away! We recently participated in our local flower show which was a great success and lots of fun…

March 15, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Container-Perfect Plants!

Gardening in a small space does not mean small impact! There is a wonderful variety of Perennial Plants and Summer-Blooming Bulbs that thrive in containers, creating a huge statement in any space, big or small.

March 4, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Re-Blooming Fun: New Bearded Irises

Anyone who has grown Bearded Iris can’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 – 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.

December 20, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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