The sweet peas
(Royal Blue) began blooming today. They were planted September 14. may be Starry Night planted on October 11, 2009. They are not the spicy variety. Their scent is genuinely sweet. These sweet peas are planted around a fence post under the nectarine tree. The plants are much larger than the spicy other variety I planted under the other trees. The blue in the throat of the blossom looks like a gas flame. The blue is so dark that it’s almost purple. The seed package portrayed the blossoms to be more of a lilac purple than this deep, rich, velvety blue. This is a pleasant surprise.
I’m so confused. I’m not really sure what type of sweet pea is blooming. If more colors begin to burst, then those plants will be Starry Night. Anything that is completely blue will be considered Royal Blue.
The plan was to have the garden fence be lined with sweet peas this spring. However, Farmer MacGregor was tenacious in pulling weeds and cleaned out most of the sweet pea shoots thinking they were weeds.
The smaller spice variety hasn’t bloomed yet. Next year, I must advise Farmer MacGregor to cool it when snagging weeds.
Note: It rained last night with a break this morning. The rain returned around 3pm. Hail and thunder was reported in Wasco – none noted in Oildale. The air is fresh and clean. The plants are vigorous.