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Transplanting summer flowers

Sunflower transplant

Summer transplants aren't optimal. But with a little TLC, plants often come through better than you'd think.

Cock's comb

I wasn't so sure these flowers Mark's mom thinned out of her garden would make it in the summer heat. But we got lucky and it rained for three days after planting. Add in a little supplemental handwatering and they all seem to be surviving. One cock's comb is even starting to bloom!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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