Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 11- Pinwheels

When you have an empty bed one option is to fill it with pinwheels. You will instantly be a hit with the under 5 crowd, who might not really be all that interested in hosta.

They are particularly good in the Spring. Here are pictures from a few years ago.

The major drawback is that sometimes it is hard to have enough of them. I recommend 25 for a start.
It is interesting to hear the garden theories as people come through the garden and observe the pinwheels. My favorite was that pinwheels are put in the garden to keep away the bunnies. When asked I always explain, with a twinkle in my eye, that it is important to place them on an exact north south axis.
Tomorrow I will tell you about the colored polls.

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