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"Time for Sweet Pea Planting".....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hi Friends, I know this hardly seems like an Autumn post, but it actually is for at least some of us. For those of us in the warmer climates, it is time to plant your "sweet peas"!.....I'm sure you are all very familiar with these old-fashioned, sweet-smelling flowers, that are delicate to look at,....but quite easy to grow!
The seed catalogs are filled with many varieties of sweet peas. Tall climbing sweet peas & short bushy ones,...all in the most romantic colors!....I have always preferred the climbing varieties, which grow beautifully on garden teteurs or along wire or string trellises. There is just something so enchanting about seeing these thin, little sprout-lets, reaching toward the support of a wire & winding their tiny tendrils around, pulling themselves up to the sunshine!.....

Sweet peas love mild temperatures, nothing too hot,.... so like I mentioned above, it is the perfect time here in California & anywhere with warm winters, to purchase your seeds & get them in the ground!.....The cool temps, give these seeds the perfect start....allowing them to grow all winter long. Usually then in February, your sweet peas will be covering your trellis with dozens of blooms!....All ready to be picked & brought inside for the most darling flower arrangements!
What a perfect way to welcome in early spring!....
So if you're like me, feeling a bit sorry for myself,.... without the huge display of Fall foliage, or the idea of a white winter, you can rejoice in the fact that in a few months time, you will be filling your home with bunches & bunches of glorious sweet peas!
Order or purchase your sweet pea seeds now!...You will be so very happy you did!

Happy planting!.......

heidi xo

5 comments:

Sherri October 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM  

Heidi, I have always loved sweet peas ever since I was a little girl! Those pictures are just gorgeous!! Good luck with your sp's this year!!

Beverly October 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Just look at those glorious colors.

I've missed you, and hope all is well. And, I am very excited to read about Holly. Great news!♥

Jackie October 31, 2011 at 9:54 PM  

Just love your posts....check every day and am so disappointed when there is not a new one!!!! How exciting for Holly!!

Jilly November 2, 2011 at 4:33 AM  

Planting is very hard work for me. After five year I plant lots of vegetables and flowers in my garden. flower plant will take time to grow fully, and sure to share in my personal blog.
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White Ironstone Cottage January 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM  

Hi Heidi I am visiting you from Pink Saturday
I love sweet peas and have never been able to grow them
I am going to take your advice and give it another try
xxoo
Pam

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