Fragrant flowers forum: Sweet Peas all summer

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 15, 2011 9:54 PM CST
I planted a row of sweet peas along the walkway to the back yard and LOVE it. The fragrance is unbelievable. repeat for next year for sure.
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Oct 27, 2011 1:27 PM CST
Lovely display. How long did they bloom for? Hope you collected seeds!

I think my area is mild enough that I can try some of the winter blooming sweet peas.
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Aug 17, 2012 3:00 AM CST
Stunning! What do you have for vertical support?
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 17, 2012 8:01 AM CST
This year, I started with a little metal fence. Once they grew past the fence, I added a green plastic mesh and 6' bamboo sticks. I secure the sticks to the house, under the bottom siding. They got hit with hail a few times this year, so not as nice display. I have to remove some of the lily of the valley also. Last year I had a lot more sweet peas planted in that small space. They do smell wonderful when you open the gate or come around the corner of the house
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Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Aug 20, 2012 4:43 AM CST
Even a few blooms have such wonderful perfume! That's a great way of supporting them within a fairly narrow space. I don't know if I'd have thought beyond pansies or liriope there! LOL
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 20, 2012 8:26 AM CST
I have never had much luck with sweet peas. Your plants are beautiful.
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Aug 27, 2012 2:34 AM CST
I am thinking of starting some in late summer and see if they will overwinter and bloom in early spring.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Sep 15, 2012 3:20 PM CST
The kid sowed some striped sweet peas and the 1st one bloomed today.
Last year I had planted/sowed the sweet peas a lot thicker. I liked the display better with more plants
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Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Oct 25, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Very pretty!!

BTW, I cracked up when I noticed your "tag" just now... it's been a busy week here, so I can relate!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.

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