January 11, 2019May 23, 2020 Sheryl @ Flowery Prose Flowery Friday: ‘America’ sweet peas. Flashback to summer blooms! This beauty is the heirloom sweet pea ‘America’, grown on my balcony last year. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPinterestPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
Oh, beautiful! So cold here in Maine today and a real treat to see the flower.
We’re stuck in a cold spell here, too…definitely crave the sight of beautiful bright blooms right now! 🙂
Big blizzard coming our way.
That is so pretty! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that variegated colour. Were these annuals?
Happy new year to you! I hope you have a year of great writing, reading, exploring and health to do it all.
I hope the beginning of 2019 has been wonderful for you!
Yes, the sweet peas were annuals. I had hoped to save seed but the pods weren’t fully formed when we had frost in early September – the heat delayed the blooms until very late in summer and then we had a miserable start to autumn. I know where to purchase more, however – Heritage Harvest seed out of Manitoba carries them, for one.
That is a very interesting color.
I’ve grown other cultivars before but this was the first time I’d tried these…despite the heavy heat, they did quite well. It was unfortunate that they bloomed so late due to the weather – I think I missed out on the possibility of a longer flowering period, and I could have saved some seed. (We had frost in early September, which ruined that idea).
Lovely – one of my favorite fragrant and cut flowers when I had lots of space. I should give it a try this spring/summer on my patio 🙂
The fragrance is so delightful – it’s such a pleasure sitting near them and enjoying a good book. 🙂 Definitely recommended for the patio.
Ah, I’ve been scrolling through my summer bloom photos as well! I understand the urge. Thanks for showing this one, which is lovely and summery.
Summer seems so distant – it’s so wonderful to look back and reflect on the past growing season. A little bit of colour to brighten the day!
Wonderful colrs.he need not much place for growing
I love that they will perform so well in containers; they really work in my small space.
Oh, I remember flowers . . . it seems a long time ago . . .
I agree – it seems like forever! We’re in the middle of a cold spell, but there is fresh fluffy snow, which is rather lovely. I guess if I can’t have flowers, the new snow will do for now.
I can’t wait for sweet pea season to roll around again. Thanks for the reminder, Sheryl.
You’re so very welcome! Looking forward to more gorgeous sweet peas, for sure – one of my very favourites!
They really are something.
A perfect description!