<p>by Suzanne DeJohn<\/p>[caption id="attachment_2094" align="alignright" width="350" caption="We're proud to announce the launch of our new website!"]<a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com"><img src="\/media\/wpuploads\/sites\/3\/2010\/12\/20101203home.jpg" alt="American Meadows home page" title="20101203home" width="350" height="341" class="size-full wp-image-2094" \/><\/a>[\/caption]\r\n\r\nWe're proud to announce the launch of our new website! It not only has a fresh look, we've also incorporated lots of features that will make browsing, shopping and learning easier.\r\n\r\nFor example, when you're trying to decide what to plant, you can narrow down your options by selecting different characteristics — sun or shade, flower color, deer-resistance and hardiness zone, for example.\r\n\r\nTabs at the bottom of each product page give you access to detailed information and links to relevant Gardening Guides. Our shopping cart and checkout is more streamlined, too.\r\n\r\nAnd we've also made it easier to access our wealth of information as well as our Customer Stories via the Community tab at the top of the page.\r\n\r\nWe hope you'll enjoy browsing the new site and find it easier to get to the products and information you're looking for.\r\n\r\n\r\nHere are a few tips on using the new site:\r\n\r\n<strong>Searching<\/strong>\r\nIf you know exactly what plant you're looking for, just type it into the search box at the top.\r\n\r\n<a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com"><img src="\/media\/wpuploads\/sites\/3\/2010\/12\/20101203top3.png" alt="Search box " title="20101203top" width="500" height="72" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1999" \/><\/a>\r\nThe search results will include the products plus a link to Tool Shed articles that have information about this plant.\r\n<br \/>\r\n<strong>Browsing<\/strong>\r\nIf you'd rather browse, start by mousing over one of the brown department tabs at the top of the page; this opens up a menu where you can easily choose from different Categories, browse our Best Sellers or click on related articles in our Help & Guides.\r\n<a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com"><img src="\/media\/wpuploads\/sites\/3\/2010\/12\/20101203tabs3.png" alt="Tab and dropdown menu" title="20101203tabs" width="520" height="261" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2010" \/><\/a>\r\n<br \/>\r\n<strong>Narrowing Down Your Options<\/strong>\r\nBecause it can be overwhelming to find the best plants for your particular garden situation, we've created a special feature to help you. Once you're on a category page (e.g Perennials) or a department page (e.g. Daylily) page, the left navigation transforms into a "Narrow Your Results" feature. You can filter the products by flower color, zone, sun\/shade requirements and several other characteristics.\r\n<a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com"><img src="\/media\/wpuploads\/sites\/3\/2010\/12\/20101203narrow1.png" alt="Narrowing search results" title="20101203narrow" width="500" height="374" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2008" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\nWe welcome your feedback on what you like or don't like about our new site, as well as any problems you encounter or questions you have. Just e-mail us at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org<\/a>. Remember, for immediate assistance you can always call our Customer Service Department toll-free at 877.309.7333, Monday through Friday 9 am to 9 pm EST and 9 to 5 on Saturday. Visit the new <a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com">American Meadows website<\/a>.