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baffle

An attractive baffle close to a window or patio provides instant privacy.

In this weekly feature gardening expert and certified wit Felder Rushing answers your questions and lays down some green-wisdom. You can get more of your Felder fix at www.slowgardening.net.

Question:

I am looking for a way of adding privacy in my backyard. I sit low under my neighbor’s kitchen windows, but I don’t need trees because my house is so tall and I need all the sun for flowers and vegetables. Can you help? 
- Katheryne of Colorado

Answer:

Sometimes horticulturists are blinded by our love of plants – which are not always the best solution to landscape challenges. A tree can be difficult in a small space where you also want sunlight; plus, even the fastest trees take a long time to fill up and out.

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mutabilis rose

‘Mutabilis’ is a large heirloom rose that blooms non-stop with no care at all.

In this weekly feature gardening expert and certified wit Felder Rushing answers your questions and lays down some green-wisdom. You can get more of your Felder fix at www.slowgardening.net.

Question:

Two years ago I planted a Knock Out rose, and love it. But I want some other kinds and wonder if you can recommend some that are just as pretty and easy to grow.

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