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Better Homes & Gardens Favorite Sites For Flowers, Bulbs and Wildflowers

Better Homes and Gardens placed us in good company when the magazine published a list of favorite gardening sites. The recommendation was added to the archives on in 2002. Other sites recommended in this article were Jackson & Perkins and Dutch Gardens.

American Meadows

For folks who long for a meadow to call their own, American Meadows will customize a wildflower mixture just for you, in consultation with their staff horticulturist. Regional seed mixtures and special use mixes, such as Partial Shade, are another option.

If you hanker for a specific species out of the 70 American Meadows offers, you will find it listed by its Botanical Name (in Latin) and its Common Name (in English). Who could resist the sweet Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) or the sultry Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)?

For children and the novice gardener, the award-winning 5-Packet Seed Collections, like Medicinal Plants, Gourmet Pepper Collection, and Kid’s Butterfly Garden Kit, are an affordable and rewarding choice.

An irresistible pick-me-up are their Mini-Packets, slightly smaller than a regular seed packet. At 50 cents apiece, they can easily find their way into thank-you notes or invitations and make gracious wedding favors.

Close-up: Take a walk on the wild side with the wonderful assortment of wildflowers at

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