The Dirt for February 28 2013

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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Protect your cutting garden from blustery days and strong winds with a flower you wont cut until fall. The sunflower. With it's large leaves and thick stalks, it becomes a great natural wind break to protect leaves and petals of more delicate flowers, and who can resist those beautiful yellow faces? Just plant 2 or three rows on the windward side of your cutting garden and mix in some annual vines like morning glories or sweet peas to climb the stalks and add color. Makes a beautiful natural fence.

 

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