How To Grow Sweet Peas {April Flower}

No cutting garden is complete without at least one row of fragrant, nostalgic sweet peas. I’ve been growing them for what seems like a lifetime now and each spring as they climb their trellises it’s like seeing my dear old friends once again. What You Will Need Top quality sweet pea seed Potting soil Compost … Continue reading How To Grow Sweet Peas {April Flower}

Gerber Daisy

COMMON NAME:  Gerber daisy GENUS:  Gerbera SPECIES:  G. jamesonii FAMILY:  Compositae BLOOMS:  late spring-summer TYPE:  perennial DESCRIPTION:  Large, bright, daisylike flowers are borne on strong, 20-to 24-inch stems. Flowers measure 2 to 2 1/2 inches across and can be single or double. Colors include white, yellow, red, and orange. The leaves are attractive, tongue-shaped, and … Continue reading Gerber Daisy

Sweet Pea

COMMON NAME:  sweet pea GENUS:  Lathyrus SPECIES:  L. odoratus {annual}                  L. latifolius {perennial} FAMILY:  Leguminosae BLOOMS: early spring TYPE: annual or perennial DESCRIPTION: The pastel blossoms of sweet pea come in a lovely array of hues including nearly every color except yellow. Their growth habit varies from … Continue reading Sweet Pea