I’m sick of the gray wood picket fence that frames the west side of the back lawn. So, I’ve chosen to plant sunflowers to liven up this location of the garden. Why sunflowers? They are simple to grow, and ever so reliable season after season.I have actually constantly been partial to sunflowers due to the fact that golden yellow is among my favorite colors, especially in the garden. Besides, they are a big fat flower and they will use up a great deal of area along the fence. The fence hides an open field and a pond. The sunflowers will likewise provide an excellent color contrast to the many mature trees that line the rear end of the fence. Those trees likewise assist cushion a few of the sound from a nearby turnpike.Sunflowers likewise play well with other flowers and other seasonal plants that are now routine attractions in the garden. They are also a rather carefree plant, unlike some others that need tiresome nurturing.I found out to have more appreciation for sunflowers
from Linda Vater, an Oklahoma City garden guru, who uses sunflowers to grace an old weathered gate at the entryway to her small however extravagant back garden, which she calls a”potager, “in her book, “The Elegant & Edible Garden.”Author Jeff Bredenberg, in his book, “How To Cheat & at Gardening and Lawn Work
,”states sunflowers are also a perfect method to present children to gardening. He recommends making a sunflower hut as a location for children to play. It appears like a triangle with sunflowers framing the walls of the backyard. Letting youngsters help plant sunflowers is another method to stimulate their interest in gardening.They are also an ideal gift for ill buddies. Nothing lightens up a day like an arrangement of sunflowers that state “Get Well Soon.”Micki J. Shelton is a Muskogee native and master gardener.