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Viviane Asked

Please advise me of how I may contact the lady on the front cover of the March 2009 magazine. I am interested in purchasing the giant sunflower seeds shown on the cover.

The Gardener’s Answer

Hello, Viviane: Thank you for your question. Esli Pelly and her wonderfully creative garden gifts are featured on the cover of the March issue of Kentucky Living magazine. Her business is The Garden Patch in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. I was unable to reach her to find out exactly what sunflowers she grows, but the phone number to the store is (270) 563-3411. If you are ever in the area the store is located at 1085 Hayes-Smith Grove Road. Just looking at the picture we can see that she is growing one of the giant sunflowers. There are many to choose from, including Mammoth, Lemon Queen, and Large Grey Stripe. Renee’s Garden is a great source for sunflower seeds. Check with your local garden centers/nurseries to see if they carry them. ‘Sunzilla’ is a giant edible available from Renee’s Garden. You can also purchase these online if your local sources do not carry them. Visit

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