Meet Mike "The Seed Man" Lizotte
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.
He Wrote The Book On Wildflowers!
In 2019, Mike Lizotte published a fun, accessible, and inspiring book about planting wildflowers, called Mini Meadows: Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere Around Your Yard.
If you want to grow wildflowers in containers, along your walkway, to replace your lawn -- truly anywhere -- this book will help you grow successfully! The word "meadow" conjures up romantic images of wide, grassy expanses dotted with wildflowers and butterflies, perhaps even a family of grazing deer. But you don’t need large tracts of land to plant wildflowers!
In this book, Mike shares tips for every step of your process, from choosing the right seeds, to preparing your soil, to caring for your wildflowers.
Learn More From The Seed Man
Mike "The Seed Man" Lizotte has some exciting guest spots on two of our favorite gardening shows! Growing a Greener World® and The joe gardener Show podcast, both hosted by Joe Lamp'l, both have much to offer, with great gardening information and guests. You can watch the featured episode and listed to Mike's guest appearance on the podcast for lots of wildflower planting tips and inspiration.
American Meadows has become famous for our wildflower seed mixes. How do these mixtures come to life, and what sets them apart? Our resident wildflower expert, Mike “The Seed Man” Lizotte, carefully designs seed mixes for meadows that bloom all season long, year after year.
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"While a traditional meadow is a field covered in grasses and wildflowers, a mini meadow fits a wealth of pollinator-attracting native and wildflowers into a small space."
"Big, bold colors bring bouquets to life, providing a sense of warmth and encouragement during these uncertain times."
"Lose your lawn and gain a beautiful low-care haven for wildlife"
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The Seed Man's Most Popular Wildflower Seed Mixes
Our exclusive Spring Into Summer Wildflower Seed Mix is our most popular and colorful mix of the season – available for a limited time only! We packed in 45 easy-to-grow species, i...Learn MoreSpring Into Summer Seasonal Wildflower Seed Mix Spring Into Summer Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $11.95 Sale $8.95Per 1/4 Pound
This favorite wildflower mixture is comprised of 28 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that will thrive in the Pacific Northwest region of the country. The Pacific N...Learn MorePacific Northwest Wildflower Seed Mix Pacific Northwest Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $12.95Per 1/4 Pound
With its abundance of nectar-rich blooms, the Butterfly & Hummingbird Wildflower Seed Mix can be planted to attract beautiful pollinators in any region of the country. Containing 16 ...Learn MoreButterfly & Hummingbird Wildflower Seed Mix Butterfly and Hummingbird Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $9.95Per 1/4 Pound
Our Perennial Beauty Wildflower Seed Mix will bring long-lasting natural beauty to your landscape. Perennial wildflowers return year after year, perfect for low-maintenance meadows a...Learn MorePerennial Beauty Wildflower Seed Mix Perennial Beauty Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $14.95Per 1/4 Pound
Our All Annual Vivid Variety Wildflower Seed Mix will create a rainbow of color in your garden or meadow. This mix features 23 annual wildflower varieties that will bloom just weeks ...Learn MoreAll Annual Vivid Variety Wildflower Seed Mix All Annual Vivid Variety Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $11.95Per 1/4 Pound
Our All Annual Bold Color Wildflower Seed Mix features a bold, bright color palette for gardens and meadows. This mix features 10 annual wildflower varieties that will bloom just wee...Learn MoreAll Annual Bold Color Wildflower Seed Mix All Annual Bold Color Wildflower Seed MixAs low as $11.95Per 1/4 Pound
Blooming in a rainbow of colors, the Cut and Come Again Mixture provides endless Zinnias from mid-summer all the way until frost, giving you plenty of blooms to cut and bring indoors...Learn MoreZinnia Seeds Cut and Come Again Mix Cut and Come Again Zinnia Zinnia elegans Cut & Come Again MixAs low as $13.95Per 1/4 Pound
Talk about making a statement in the garden! Mammoth Grey Stripes huge blooms, growing to be 12 across, sit atop stems that grow to be 8-12 tall. Extremely fun to watch grow, Mammoth...Learn MoreSunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower Mammoth Grey Stripe Helianthus annuus Mammoth Grey StripeAs low as $9.95Per 1/4 Pound
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