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Patience In The Garden

As summer approaches, our gardens have been planted, or are soon to be, and we watch and wait patiently … or in some cases not so patiently.

June 15, 2015 · Mike Lizotte · 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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There’s Still Time to Plant Wildflowers!

If you’re living in an area where your temperatures are still in the low 80’s and you’re getting some rainfall, or are planning on watering, you still have plenty of time to plant and get nice color this season.

June 3, 2015 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
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Plant for Monarchs this Season

We’re excited to announce the introduction of two new seed packet collections for spring 2015. We’ve created a Monarch Perennial Wildflower Seed Collection and a Monarch Annual Wildflower Seed Collection. Each collection contains five packets of Wildflowers that attract Monarchs and give them a place to eat, rest and reproduce.

February 12, 2015 · 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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Beautifying a City Corner

Living in a small city, I am often discouraged at the wasted green space in the medians throughout town. Having recently purchased my own home, with it came two fairly large medians. I quickly got tired of mowing, so Wildflowers were the perfect answer!

June 21, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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It’s Not Too Late for Wildflowers!

Can you believe the first day of summer is right around the corner? This is also the time of year when we get plenty of calls from customers wanting to know if they still have time to sow wildflowers. The simple answer is: yes! Whether you’re planning ahead with our All Perennial Mix or wanting to add some quick color with Annual Wildflowers to fill in bare spots, we can certainly help.

May 30, 2013 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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Plant Now for Summer Blooms

In most areas, there is still plenty of time to plant Annual Wildflowers and Bulbs for gorgeous blooms this summer.  See an empty spot in the garden or want to fill a couple of lonely planters? We have hundreds of varieties to choose from in a true rainbow of colors.

May 21, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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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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Did I Order Too Much Seed?

Although it doesn’t happen often, sometimes I get too ambitious with my seed ordering and projections. Well… it turns out we have a few species that we just seem to have a little too much of, so we’ve decided to pass the savings along to you!

November 1, 2012 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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