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!