Candi & Rose on Gardening

sweet peas, originally uploaded by candy_rose.

    My mom, Rose (perfect name for her) has always had a green thumb. She's always been known for her English roses, sweet peas, dahlias, and hydrangeas (to name a few) with family and friends, but now thanks to blogland, and etsy, the world is getting to see her beautiful flowers and gorgeous bouquets. We've decided with the help of my photos and her gardening expertise to create a post dedicated to gardening. We haven't decided how often we'll post, but we're looking forward to our joint venture! Our information is based on us being on the west coast, but if you have any questions on gardening, please don't hesitate to ask and we'll see to answer to the best of our ability!

    Recognize these flowers in the photo? If you said Sweet Peas, you're correct!  Here in Northern California, they bloom in April, May and often times into June. Unfortunately due to the extreme heat we often get here in the valley, they tend to die off rather quickly. The seeds are planted in Mid September in raised flower beds by digging a trench about 1 inch deep. Prior to planting they must be kept in a dish with water (for 12-24 hours). Make sure and keep them as moist as much as possible once planted, and you will have an abundant crop this coming SPRING!

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9 Comments

  1. September 21, 2009 / 5:17 am

    Oh Candi, your mama’s flowers and bouquets are soo gorgeous. Such a wonderful pair and im looking forward to this new venture! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  2. September 21, 2009 / 7:28 am

    gorgeous photo! hope you had a fabulous weekend! xoxo.

  3. September 21, 2009 / 8:30 am

    I’m really excited about the new gardening column! (-:

  4. September 21, 2009 / 11:42 am

    So beautiful!! I long for a garden. Alas, I have a black thumb.

  5. September 22, 2009 / 9:28 am

    OMG That pic is so lovely!! Your mom’s name is Rose? Perfect for her!! Rosa, lovely!

  6. September 22, 2009 / 11:35 am

    sounds good to me. i love sweet peas, but just can’t grow them. i can enjoy yours!

  7. September 22, 2009 / 4:10 pm

    This will be fun! I like gardening. Though, I think I’ll call my thumb “yellow.” I don’t kill plants, but I certainly don’t give them the love they deserve!

  8. November 10, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    Such a lovely and inspired post! Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic and waiting for next project. These are extremely beautiful. These designs are so amazing.

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