I’m joining “The Cathys” once again for their weekly feature, In a Vase on Monday.
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
Thank you Cathy at Words and Herbs and Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for your ongoing inspiration.
I think I’ll celebrate my WordPress anniversary with some freshly cut sweet peas.