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Caring for your Summer Blooming Bulbs

Picking out the types and colors of summer blooming bulbs is the fun part! Keeping them happy and thriving is the hard part but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, with a few easy tips, you can have beautiful summer blooming bulbs that last for an entire season.  Fertilize When growing summer blooming bulbs […]

June 1, 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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Wildflower Planting Tips from our Gardening Team

Here at American Meadows we all share a passion for gardening and represent varying types of gardeners, ranging from the Master Gardener planting a vegetable garden with crops lasting all year, to the beginner planting bulbs on her balcony garden. We love being able to share our favorite gardening tips and tricks with our customers every day!

March 22, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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It’s not too Early to Start Planning your Wildflower Meadow!

As I look out my window in my office, the giant snowflakes falling from the sky create a carpet of fresh snow. Sounds nice– Or, does it!? I speak to gardeners all across the country and many in warmer climates are getting ready for their “rainy season,” signaling spring is not far behind. 

January 17, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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How-To Video: Planting a Wildflower Meadow

Have questions about planting a wildflower meadow? The Seed Man is here to help with this how-to video where he gives tips on choosing the right seed, preparing the land, sowing the seed, and after care. Please stay tuned for more how-to videos from the Seed Man and other gardening experts at American Meadows. Enjoy!

July 2, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Tips on Commercial Seeding of Wildflowers

A question that comes up often when consulting with commercial clients is “What is the best way to sow a larger area?” In most cases they have some heavy duty equipment to work with, making the installation simple and cost effective for them. Some popular installation methods include hydroseeding, using a seed drill, or using a 3 point hitch spreader, all which are effective ways to sow a wildflower meadow.

April 16, 2012 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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To mow or not to mow?

So it’s the middle of October and most of your flowers have faded and gone to seed. You’ve got lots of dried brown stalks and you’re not quite sure what to do. To mow or not to mow?

October 13, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take 3

In part three of the Seed Man’s series on planting wildflowers he talks about the best way to pick seed that will succeed.

October 6, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take #2!

So now that we know the best time to plant this fall, I would like to turn our attention to the preparation of an area for fall seeding.  Whether sowing in the fall or spring, the proper preparation is always important in determining success or failure of a wildflower planting. Better preparation = More Flowers! […]

September 29, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 13 Comments
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Sowing Wildflower Seed in the Fall – Part 1

With autumn officially here, it’s time to start planning how we’re going to maximize our time spent in the garden. Less sunlight and cooler days are a sure sign fall has arrived. It’s also about the time our phones start ringing with questions from gardeners wondering if fall is a good time to plant.  The […]

September 22, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
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