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MONSTER sunflowers: Looking for seeds to grow 12-foot-tall sunflowers?

Gary and Lois stand in one of their backyard garden boxes, surrounded by 12-foot-tall Burpee Mammoth Sunflowers.

Some of you have been writing and asking where my wife Lois and I get the seeds to grow the 12-foot-tall sunflowers we’ve been growing in our Benicia, Calif., garden. Since you asked:

Dear Gary:
My husband Jim would like to know what kind of sunflower seeds you buy that grow to 12 feet tall with a stalk of 3-4 inches in diameter and where to purchase them.
Sharon Beckerich, Oakley, Calif.
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Posted on Friday, March 19th, 2010
Under: Gardens, Squirrels, Sunflowers | 8 Comments »

Squirrels love a “tasty” backyard sunflower forest!

Squirrels climb 12-foot backyard sunflowers to eat the seeds. (Lois Bogue/Benicia, CA)

Well, the sunflowers in our garden have ripened, the blossoms are all stuffed to the brim with fat, tasty sunflower seeds … and you know what that means, don’t you?

The fox squirrels are busy climbing our towering, 12-foot tall sunflowers to feast on those seeds!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Under: Squirrels, Sunflowers | 2 Comments »