Sweet Pea Gardens

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Found via Maine Gardener: Sweet Pea Gardens. They only sell seeds and books via mail order, but if you’re going to be in the area, they sell lots more than just sweet peas (though that’s a very good start).

I’ve always wanted to grow sweet peas along the chicken fence. I did try one year but they didn’t do much. I think I need to amend the soil significantly before they will do well, and I’ll have to dig all the poet’s narcissus out of that area before I can amend. Yeah, one of these years . . . it’s that kind of a project. This website has a lot of specific cultural information, so, if like me, you’ve had trouble, give this site a read before you give up.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Laurie June 26, 2005, 11:47 am

Thanks for your advice about the problem with my blog. I’m still looking for a solution, but I’ve got a few more inklings about what is going wrong. Thanks again for your help!