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Plant Alyssum to Help Naturally Protect Lettuce Crops

A new study by horticulturist Eric Brennan, from the Agricultural Research Service, shows that organic lettuce growers in California are using Alyssum (Lobularia maritime) as a companion plant, to help naturally protect their crops from destructive aphids.

March 1, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · 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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Pollinator Partnership Part II: Creating a Pollinator Habitat

In last week’s blog, we talked about our sponsorship of the Pollinator Partnership. This week we’ll outline specific varieties to add to your garden to create a habitat for pollinators.

January 27, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · 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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How To Store Your Seed for Spring Planting

With the fall Wildflower planting season in full swing, many gardeners ask us what to do with their leftover seed. Storing seed for next season is extremely easy and effective; simply place the seed in a ziploc bag or tupperware, making sure to label it clearly, and store in a room-temperature area.

November 5, 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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Winners of our 2014 Wildflower Photo Contest

We had hundreds of beautiful, inspirational, and hilarious entries to our first ever Wildflower Photo Contest! It was hard to pick 4 winners for each of our categories. A refresher of the categories: Selfie, Close-up, Landscape, and Miscellaneous. We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

October 9, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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The Seed Man’s Wildflower Scavenger Hunt

We’re excited to announce the start of The Seed Man’s Wildflower Scavenger Hunt on Pinterest! We’re giving away 12 $50 gift certificates throughout October, so participate in our hunt each week for the chance to win.

September 29, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Photo of the Week: Picking Flowers on the West Coast

This week’s photo of the week is a series sent in by our customer Suzi D. in Washington State. She planted our Pacific Northwest Wildflower Mix and shared these gorgeous photos of her daughters enjoying the blooms. We hope you enjoy and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter to get more photos, gardening tips, news, and more!

September 25, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Favorite Photos from our Spring 2014 Photo Contest

Click through to view several of our favorite photos from our Spring 2014 Photo Contest. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

August 4, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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