The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter

Flaming orange flowers always catch my eye, and the old-fashioned Mexican sunflower is still one of the best. There may be a revival happening with this plant that I have failed to notice.

I belong to Facebook groups dedicated to butterflies and pollinators, and it appears the Mexican sunflowers are bringing them all across the country. It really did my heart good to see so many people growing this flower that I have hardly thought about since Fiesta del Sol was chosen as an All-America Selections winner in 2000, 19 years ago.

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