Garden Journal

Garden Journal

Autumn or Fall Seed Starting Time

It's Autumn / Fall Seed Starting Time

As the days start to get noticeably shorter and autumn / fall is getting closer, it is the perfect time to start thinking about your spring garden. Hardy annuals are the group of plants I am referring to - they are tough and beautiful flowers that will start blooming early - and bloom f...
Preparing the Ground to Grow Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas From Seed

When sitting down to write growing instructions, I thought long and hard about how I germinate, plant and grow my sweet peas and I also read through at least 10 different How to Grow Sweet Peas instructions from other sweet pea experts. What I found was varying ways of growing sweet pea...
Classification of Sweet Pea Types

Classification of Sweet Pea Types

Grandiflora The Grandiflora varieties, also now known as the "antique" varieties were developed by Henry Eckford in the late nineteenth century. The standards of these grandilfloras varied from variety to variety. For the most part, they appeared hooded. The flower sizes are smaller tha...