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Friday, June 26, 2020

For the Love of Sweet peas!


For the Love of Sweet peas!

Sweet peas are one of my very favorite flowers to use in fresh cut bouquets. The fragrance of a sweet pea is amazing. They  look like a butterfly in a bouquet.

Here are a few tips regarding growing your sweet peas.


It is very important to help your sweet peas climb. Have some sort of a structure to help them climb.
Another fantastic trick is using paper twists to help hold the plant in place as it climbs up.

You can see my simple white paper twist on my birch pole,  helping train that vine to climb up.



I have sweet peas climbing along side a wall. In this photo you will see I have used fence posts, twine and my paper twists to help train the sweet peas to climb.
The paper twist trick as helped me train sweet peas, rewarding me with lovely long stem blooms to use in bouquets.

Remember the more you pick sweet pea the more they will bloom.
Happy Gardening!


15 comments:

  1. I used to plant sweet peas every years but then when someone told me they were poisonous I stopped planting them because I was afraid my grandkids might eat them. They were always in the garden. I love their fragrance too.

    Take care and enjoy your flowers and gardens.
    Hugs, Julia

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  2. They are so pretty in your bouquet Carla. I just read Julia's comment...are they poisonous? I never knew. Reading how you train them to climb, makes me know you are a true gardener. :) Blessings to you, hello to the fellows, xoxo, Susie

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  3. I need to look up paper twists! Your sweet peas are so pretty!

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  4. So pretty. I never knew that they got tall. Actually I don't think I've ever grown any, not even in Illinois.

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  5. Oh the color of those flowers are just so breathtaking! See a lovely bridal bouquet that could be made of those

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  6. They sure are sweet! and lovely. I always think of them as an old fashioned plant. The ones that grow wild around here are a much paler color than yours.

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  7. They are just so pretty and colorful!! ox

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  8. They do look like butterflies. So pretty. Happy Weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. I love sweet peas! I usually focus on edible plants, but maybe I'll make space for a few at the new house. Do they self-seed very readily?

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  10. Your sweet peas are beautiful. I've never grown them.

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  11. So pretty! I think you just gave me something new to grow next year!

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  12. I do like sweet peas, they are so colourful.

    All the best Jan

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  13. They are fun! I haven't grown them much, so I appreciate seeing them on your blog and others. They're beautiful in the garden and as cut flowers! :)

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  14. One of my very favorite flowers as well, the scent of them!
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. Wow, another post, which simply disappeared!!!!!! What is going on here???

    Quickly, I love your Sweet Peas.

    Before this comment goes pooooof.

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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