An Alameda Garden: Bloom Report

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bloom Report

Just some quick coverage of a couple notable blooms currently in my garden:

Finally! An actual sweet pea! I planted these seeds on April 25, so it took almost three months to get to this point. I thought they would grow much faster, but so far the tallest plants are only about 3 feet high and there aren't very many buds. It might be that this spot does not get quite enough sun. Can anyone tell me if these reseed themselves easily, or do I need to make a point of saving the seeds?

The red oriental poppies are blooming away now and one of the plants has white spots in the center, which make them even more attractive. I think poppies are going to be permanent residents in my garden.


  1. I love both flowers, the sweet pea's and poppies.I think here most people regrow sweet peas from seeds so keep them.Poppies self seed dont they?Its so good when your seeds have grown up into pretty flowers.

  2. Anonymous4:25 PM

    If you save sweet pea seed, it might revert back to one of the parents, since most are highly hybridised. It is best to get new seed if you prefer a certain colour or type. If you don't; go ahead and let them volunteer, if you wish. Or, save the seeds yourself and plant in autumn.


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