Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Pea Life-cycle (Seeds Give-Away)

I got some sweet pea seeds earlier this year from our local seed-saver group meetings. Those seeds germinated so well on clay soil of our garden and were lucky not be eaten at all from dreaded pests. Starting last month, we started to collect these sweet pea seeds. Some of the seeds will be travelling to Phoebe's Ballynoe Cottage. We also will like to share these sweet pea seeds to make a new home in 3 gardens anywhere on this planet earth (randomly from comments).
Drying seed pods.
Direct-sowed sweet pea seedlings.
Very fragrant bright red sweet pea flowers.
When I look up at the clear blue sky under the arch, I imagine many colourful butterfly dancing.
We let the flowers to develop into pods to collect seeds later.
Although it is not the season for tree dahlia to bloom, we had a few flower blooming during this spring season.

24 comments:

rainfield61 said...

"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."

Both have a equal sign in between them.

Sean L said...

Aww, the red flowered ones are really pretty. Love the pink blooms of your tree dahlia.

Rebecca said...

Their beautiful... How fortunate to have so many seeds :)

DANI said...

Lovely flowers ! Hope to hawe some of these in my garden in the next spring ...

cathy@home said...

I would love To join in the fun of your giveaway of some sweetpea seeds.thankyou

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

We always grow some scented sweet peas and cut lots for the house - the only problem in the flowers don't last long but there's always plenty more to cut.

Ewa said...

are these the ones that smell so nice ?

Meeka said...

Your flowers look very happy in your garden, lovely pics. :)

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Beautiful! I want these in my back yard ;)

tina said...

Sweet peas are so nice. I always think of them from Maine but they don't grow here in my area in Tennessee.

Chris said...

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Phoebe said...

OOHH! YAY!! Thank you Diana!!! They are lovely, I cant wait!

Lrong said...

Very delicate and pretty looking pea flowers...

kim said...

Love the colours. A world away but dreaming of spring planting already...

Berceste said...

They are so beautiful!

JGH said...

I've never seen pea flowers that color before. These are absolutely gorgeous!

Bee Girl said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to grow them here next year! *fingers crossed*

africanaussie said...

Oh I love sweet peas, but it just get too hot for them here. Such gorgeous jewel colors you have.

Malar said...

Sweet peas have beautiful and delicate flowers! I don't think sweet pea like Malaysia's weather though...

Liz said...

My little girl sowed me some sweet pea seeds in a pot at Kinder for my mother's day gift and this was my introduction to sweet peas - I can't imagine why its taken me so long to appreciate them.

MaDiHaA a.k.a Ratna said...

geramnya tengok... bunganya cantik.. buahnya pun lebat.. tak pernah tengok lagi pokok sweet pea ni.. kalau buncis & kcg panjang dah biasa tgk sebab dulu my late father ada tanam kat kebun dia..

lena said...

beautiful sweet pea flowers! i think your giveaway would really interest a lot of gardeners here!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG dear,
Beautiful flowers...all of my family members were drooling over your pictures. Especially Michael....because of him Mama has to shelve her gardening project. purrr....meow!

petite nyonya said...

My gosh the flowers are just so beautiful! i'm sure the seeds will find happy new homes :)