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Our Team Of Gardening Experts

Master Gardeners: Certified Gardening Experts

In addition to being avid gardeners, many of our staff have completed a 13-week Master Gardener Certification. These garden education courses cover a wide range of subjects, including soils, garden pests and how to control them, vegetable and flower gardening, lawn care, and landscape design. 

When you contact American Meadows, you can be confident that you're reaching a knowledgeable fellow gardener.

Our passionate gardening experts include:

  • Mike "The Seed Man" Lizotte, who has been involved in all aspects of wildflower gardening since 1989. He's consulted with thousands of wildflower enthusiasts across the country for over 20 years, and is the proud author of Mini Meadows: Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere Around Your Yard.
  • Megan Foster, Perennial & Bulb Expert. With a keen eye for color and a passion for pollinators, her instinct for what gardeners want drives our spring and fall bulb assortments. Megan curates pre-planned gardens and perennial collections to make meadowscaping easier for all gardeners.
  • Ali Mills, Perennial & Bulb Product Manager, is a Master Gardener with experience in professional garden design in the South and Northeast.
  • Tabar Gifford, our Customer Experience Cultivator and resident soil expert has also served as a Master Gardener Site Facilitator here in Vermont.
  • Leigh Couture, our Customer Service Manager, is a Master Gardener and accomplished perennial grower, with a huge passion for houseplants.
  • Erin Morrissette, our E-Commerce Manager. has a degree in horticulture and keeps all of the latest products and information up to date on our site.
  • Kendall Frost, Brand Content Manager, is a Master Gardener, who is always adding new garden beds to her yard.

We are a collective of lifelong gardeners, greenhouse growers, floral arrangers, former farmhands, professional landscapers, and passionate plant parents.

Real Live Garden Experts

What sets our customer service team apart? Our real, live garden experts chat with customers every day, answering gardening questions, helping to choose plants, and generally geeking out about gardening. Our friendly team of garden enthusiasts spends their days on phone calls and emails with gardeners throughout the country. They solve planting problems that run the gamut from which way to plant a gladiolus bulb to amending acidic soil.

They truly want you to grow the garden of your dreams and be successful in everything you plant! As gardeners, they know the joy of planting something and watching it grow and thrive. But enough gushing, we’ll let our customers tell the story for us!

“Ron was amazing! He helped me with every question I had and we had a half-hour conversation. He helped me decide what I would need to do with my garden and provided links to help me learn what to do and how to pick my plants. Not only did he help me so much yesterday, he also emailed me today to update me on some of the questions that he couldn't find answers for. In my book that is above and beyond and he has made me a customer for life! Thank you Ron.”

“I have ordered flowers from a number of companies in the past. This is my first experience ordering from American Meadows, but it definitely will not be my last. The plants were shipped promptly and were in excellent condition. I e-mailed their customer service department thanking them and was quickly sent a reply from a very nice young lady. This is the type of service I appreciate....thanks again!!!”

- irisstrock, VA (

“The customer service I received was the best of any I have experienced.”

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We Want You To Succeed

“I ordered bulbs from American Meadows recently. The customer service experience I received was extremely nice and my questions were always answered promptly. When my shipment notice was received, I actually received my bulbs the NEXT DAY! I was thrilled to have such fast delivery. Best of all was the quality of the bulbs. They were actually beautiful to look at - so big and healthy and I just knew they were going to all jump right out of the dirt shortly after I got them planted which was the day I received them. I will definitely be doing business with American Meadows again because of the high quality of their product and the outstanding customer service I received.”

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“I could not be more pleased with American Meadows. Their products are high quality. I have had nothing but success with their products. Customer service is second to none. They are definitely committed to making sure that their customers are happy and successful, despite any human error or wacky weather patterns. I am a customer for life. Could not be happier with American Meadows.”

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