Here’s a place for us to share the seasonal changes in our gardens. Every month,…
I bet some of you have built some fantastic garden trellises you could show me?
Send in your stuff guys!
Pretty cool – huh? It was just easy, and eventually, the plants covered
all the netting up.
I love this “Black Knight” color for contrast in bouquets if going from a single color: Black Knight Sweet Peas
It’s pretty evident a flower is extraordinary when multiple products, perfumes, lotions, soaps all are scented and named after this flower.
Here’s a book describing not only the unique history of this flower but how to grow them and cultivate them for years
These pictured are the tall variety that grows up 7-8′ high, but there is also the knee high type which is
Look at these sweet peas – totally fun to have the fragrance throughout the house and for fresh bouquets to give away.
I used tiny bouquets in little-colored plastic glasses on the cocktail tables – at John’s 70th party – looked great – until the wind came up and
started to blow the feathery blooms out of the tiny colored glasses I had them in – a little bummed – but oh well!
I’ve got to agree with ReneesGarden.com when she says, and I quote:
“I adore annual sweet peas, and I think that their exquisite perfume, ruffled, winged blossoms and treasury of glowing colors make them the most irresistible and great garden flowers.
Wonderful for cutting, a small bouquet of these fluted beauties will perfume a room with a delicious scent that reminds me of orange blossoms and honey.
The soft, seductive fragrance of sweet peas is nature’s secret; never overpowering or cloying and never replicated in any artificial perfume.”
Hope you try them soon – or maybe you grow them every year – won’t you send us some pictures?
I even grew them in Arizona – just planted them as soon as the weather started to calm down in the middle of September for a blush of color at Christmas!