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Re: cut flower pollinators

Cool site. Thanks Kitty. I just printed that off. One of the books I have on flower farming has some of those listed. This year I grew some "pollenless" sunflowers because they said the pollen on sunflowers is messy and a lot of people are highly allergic to it. But they didn't turn out as pretty (at least I don't think so). But it was a very odd gardening year this year. I'll try again and see how they do. I like the one sunflower called "chianti". Dark burgundy and yellow.

From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: [CHAT] cut flower pollinators
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:29:05 -0500

You're most likely already familiar with this, but I just finished reading a
Sept TAG article about pollinators. In the resource sidebar it gave info on
a USDA fact sheet, "Pollinator-Friendly Cut Flower Plants".
It reads:
Developed by USDA Horticulturist Leslie Gilbert, this fact sheet is
designed to help market gardeners and owners of small farms choose cut
flowers that will attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Available at:


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