My swoon-worthy sweet pea jungle has returned. It’s colorful and wonderfully scented. Sweet peas seem to remind every one of their grandmother’s garden. They evoke a wonderful nostalgia.
This year I’m seeing more variegated colors including lavender with white and pink with white. That’s new and fun.
I save glass jars throughout the year, and sometimes supplement with a few jars from a local craft store. I found some this year on clearance for fifty cents. I cut flowers for my Pilates classmates, a group who loves to chat about gardening, and for my neighbors and friends. Last week I cut some flowers for a woman walking her dog and she said I made her day. I got to pet the puppy and she went home with some sweet peas. It doesn’t get better than that this time of year.
We’ve had a mild May so the flowers have lasted longer than usual as well. Sunday was the start of our first heat wave with temps in the mid-eighties or (30C). I’ve really enjoyed the cooler temps.
Click on over to see some of the other beautiful vases featured on In A Vase on Monday.
Anna at GreenTapestry
Christina at Creating My Own Garden of the Hesperides
I think I’ll celebrate my WordPress anniversary with some freshly cut sweet peas.