community garden 2/26/14

After sowing some borlotti beans late afternoon in anticipation of rain, I tracked down all the sweet peas in bloom in neighboring plots.
The results of my sweet pea safari:

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And I always stop to admire how Scarlet Flax has woven through some kale.

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A reseeding annual, Linum grandiflorum ‘Rubrum.’ So is this intentional or a happy accident?
One of the things I like most about reseeders is how they constantly offer new possibilities to consider, like scarlet and blue-green. Just rip it out if it’s not your taste.

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Self-sown sunflowers already in bloom. Reseeders are indifferent to planting guides and timetables.
I was going to wait until late March to start mine. (So many plans for my little 10X10 plot.)

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Sweet peas don’t reseed true to their stunning varieties, so new seed must be bought fresh every season.
Some of the best growing instructions for florist-grade sweet peas can be found at Floret.

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3 Responses to community garden 2/26/14

  1. Kris P says:

    I love the sweet peas! Mine are taking their time getting around to blooming.

  2. Denise says:

    Kris, mine are too! Hoping this rain does the trick…

  3. les says:

    Sweet peas were one of the first plants I ever grew on my own as a kid. I had them climbing on an ugly chain-link fence and up the side of a telephone pole. They were there for years.

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