Hummingbirds are on their way back.Â It’s time to get ready for them. This is my 5th year photographing hummingbirds.Â Planning my hummingbird area is always a time for me to get creative.Â Not only do I have to think like a hummingbird but I also need to think like a photographer.
April 30, 2013
Â· Garden Writer Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Butterfly Bush, cardinal flower, Garden photography, garden planning, hibiscus, how-to, Hummingbirds, Milkweed, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
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
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Employee Tips, Wildflower meadow how-to, wildflower planting, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Wildflowers
Iâ€™m always excited this time of year as a few warm winter days remind me that spring is not far away!Â We recently participated in our local flower show which was a great success and lots of fun…
Each season we add a variety of new, unique wildflowers to our seed offerings, taking in to consideration varieties our customers have been asking for, unique species that serve a special purpose (drought-tolerant, shade, etc.) and requests from our staff gardeners. For this spring planting season, we are excited to be carrying a dozen new seed varieties and will be planting many of them in our own gardens!
Iâ€™m always happily surprised in the amount of e-mails we receive from gardeners not only in the US but all over the world.Â Through the years, we’ve shipped our seed to countries like Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Switzerland and the Ukraine to name a few.
Whether itâ€™s the first time reading one of my blog entries or youâ€™re a devout follower, anytime the topic of â€śWildflowersâ€ť comes up in the gardening community, the Seed Man gets excited. So you can image how ecstatic I felt when the National Garden Bureau declared 2013 â€śThe Year of the Wildflower!â€ť
As I look out my window in my office, the giant snowflakes falling from the sky create a carpet of fresh snow.Â Sounds niceâ€“ Or, does it!? I speak to gardeners all across the country and many in warmer climates are getting ready for their â€śrainy season,â€ť signaling spring is not far behind.Â
As the fall season flew by (Itâ€™s December already?), unfortunately I did not get a chance to add more spring-blooming Bulbs to my garden beds. I garden in a zone 5 and my ground is a bit too frozen to dig up. Despite this (inexcusable) procrastination on my part, I still want to experience the wonderful excitement…
When I tell people that I actually donâ€™t like to garden, they stare at me as if Iâ€™m crazy. Looking at my landscaping, you would think that I lived for it, but there are really only two parts of gardening that I look forward to: the actual growing of things and the planning.
November 30, 2012
Â· Paula Haskell Â· Comments Closed
Tags: fall bulbs, garden planning, Perennials, spring bulbs, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
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!