Tuesday, June 01, 2010
All I Know About Plants, I Learned From The Sweet Peas
All I know about plants, I learned from the sweet peas (sort of).
Some plants appreciate a little attention when they are starting out, but once they’ve established themselves, they like to be left alone. Sweet peas appreciate it if you soak their seeds a bit before you sow them, but after that they don't need any extra attention.
Many plants go through an awkward stage in the beginning, but they grow out of it. The sweet pea vines always look like they are struggling when they first germinate and are a few inches tall, but they soon grow out of it.
No plant blooms forever. The sweet pea blooms are ever so sweet, in scent and looks, because they only bloom for a short while. Mine started blooming on May 29th and if the weather holds out with good amounts of rain and normal, not too hot, temperatures, they should bloom for about a month.
Some plants aren’t intended to grow for the entire season. Much as you might coddle a sweet pea vine, once it gets hot, it will start to dry up and die off.
Every plant has its season. The sweet pea blooms at the end of springtime in my garden. We can’t rush the seasons, nor can we stop them from passing. May becomes June, the sweet peas bloom, and the garden begins the season of summertime.
All I know about plants, I learned from my humble, sweet smelling, sweet peas (sort of).