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sunflower house

Posted by samhain10 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 22, 13 at 13:59

Hi! Still snowy and freezing here in MI, but I'm working on plans for a sunflower house this season - anyone out there have first hand experience with this so as to give me pointers for success? I'll plant in a circle 10-12 ft in diameter with a 2-3 ft doorway, with Kong Sunflowers in the inner part of the perimeter and shorter varieties in front of those. I'm also thinking of planting a mini-garden of flowers in front of the "house" in the manner of a cottage garden. The whole area is in an already established garden space which is part of my veggie garden. Just thought I'd have some fun this year! :)

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RE: sunflower house

I wish you luck! I've wanted to try a sunflower house for years, but never had the space or enough sunshine. I've heard that planting Heavenly Blue Morning Glories to climb up the sunflowers is a popular design. I like the idea of planting other flowers in front, as well.


RE: sunflower house

I LOVE Heavenly Blues - good idea! The space thing was always what stopped me in the past because I felt it would be too "frivolous" to use all that potential veggie space (!!!!). Now I'm older and wiser. ;) I'll take pics and post as I go along. Right now we are still snow covered around here, so I can only dream about it.

RE: sunflower house

First stage of the sunflower house...

RE: sunflower house

How did that sunflower house turn out, anyway? I'd love to see pictures as it grew!

RE: sunflower house

Oh yes how did the sunflower house turn out???

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