Anyone who has had the opportunity to hear Mike Lizotte talk about wildflowers will know that his passion for these plants has deep roots! Read on to learn more about our very own wildflower seed expert here at American Meadows.
Mike has been working with American Meadows since he was just 14 years old. As a teenager, Mike helped with maintenance, seed packing, and helping around the shop on the weekends. He quickly learned to identify hundreds of seeds, and over time, learned to love the flowers they produced. As he continued working with wildflower gardeners in the shop, and continued to gain more and more knowledge about growing wildflowers, Mike earned the nickname "The Seed Man."
One of Mike's favorite elements of working with wildflower gardeners across the country is seeing the pride and enjoyment that results from growing wildflowers successfully. That inspired and motivated Mike to continue growing his career at American Meadows. In 2009, Mike and his business partner Ethan Platt took over the American Meadows seed business. Today, Mike's enthusiasm runs strong! He continues to share his wealth of knowledge, helping and encouraging gardeners to grow wildflowers wherever they can.