Friday, November 5, 2010
Weekword Abundance ~ Sweet Peas
... it just so happens that this is the time to plant Sweet Peas in Southern California. Sweet Peas do not like hot weather, so here they are considered a cool season annual. The earlier they are planted the earlier the bloom and it is often said that by planting them now you will have blooms by Christmas. I am not usually so organized and don't get them planted quite this early, but this year the potager is cleaned up, ready for planting...and along with the winter vegetables, this is where my Sweet Peas go!
There are so many seeds to pick from but I chose early blooming, heavily scented, old fashion varieties. I can hardly wait to bring the first bouquet into the house ~ heavenly.
And as long as we are talking about Sweet Peas, some of you might remember this beautiful Sweet Pea pattern by Laura Ashley. I kept all of her catalogues and like with my old copies of Victoria (and the new) I go through them periodically for inspiration. This Climbing Sweet Pea wallpaper was always one of my favorites - so charming. Alas, this pattern is no longer available but the idea could be duplicated using another vertical patterned paper.
So, add a little abundance in your life and when the time is right in your garden...plant some Sweet Peas!
To see the other Weekword posts please go and visit Chris at: http://silverlinings4me.blogspot.com/ this post was also linked to: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/