Friday, May 28, 2010

First Pea Blossom on Sky Watch Friday

I was so pleased this week to find the first blossom on the Norli Sweet Peas. I may get some peas yet this spring.
A bonus is the beautiful blue sky that I can share with you today. Happy Sky Watch Friday.

With our area having a couple of days of record breaking heat I will surprised if the peas hold out very long.  Here is hoping for a good crop.

25 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's lovely. This early heat is making it hard on those cool weather plants. Once again, I tried Sweet Peas and peas, but no sign of buds & I doubt there will be after several consecutive days in the 90s.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Such a small flower and such a beauty! I've never had pink flowering peas.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Lisa. Good luck! I planted the decorative sweet peas this spring. No blooms and they haven't grown much. Wouldn't you know the first year in a long time I've planted sweet peas and we get a 90-degree May.
Marnie

Laurrie said...

These pretty pink and wine colored blossoms make me want to try sweet peas again. My first attempt got out of hand (planted in the wrong place) and took over too much of the garden. But I do love the pretty blooms, and yours are delightful!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa....what a beautiful bloom.
Hope you cool a little.....

It is chilly here, around 14C (59F)
and we have a cold wind. Actually I don't mind, it is good to garden in cooler conditions.....

Gail said...

I like the color of the sweet pea against the blue sky~very nice capture Lisa Have a fun weekend. gail

SandyCarlson said...

These are very beautiful photos. The details are really wonderful. Those pink are gorgeous.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I love the sweet peas! Is that one of the scented ones? (I'm kicking myself for not starting any this spring after seeing yours... *sigh*)

shirl said...

Very nice Lisa, I love this one growing up towards the sky. BTW the chicks are growing up too. Fingers crossed. Have a great weekend :-D

Jayne said...

Love the sun shining through them! Beautiful!

messyfish said...

Is this the bloom for garden peas green peas?? The ones you eat? Anyhoo... Very pretty.

Nan said...

I can almost smell it. Is the Norli one that has a strong fragrance? The name reminds me of the children's book, Heidi. :<)

Cicero Sings said...

I so love sweet peas and they never seem to grow well for me. Enjoy the sweet aromas on my behalf! Hope your heat spell doesn't last too, too long. I so don't like "hot" ... to me, anything over 25C is too hot.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This Norli pea is an edible pea. I hope to have enough to actually have a mess. If it stays this darned hot here I doubt if I do. The poor fragrant sweet peas aren't doing so well.

Q said...

Peas are so tricky...too cool and cloudy no blooms, too hot and dry no fruit!
Hope you do get some tasty peas.
Sherry

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa girl ! Isn't this weather insane ? we have had it way too long and the plants are forcing way too much growth this early on .. I love your pea flower .. I mean to grow them again and I keep forgetting .. they smell so wonderful don't they ? That is a great shot skywards .. perfect in fact !
Joy : )

Katiejane said...

Beautiful photos!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Your sweet peas are beautiful especially against the blue backdrop.

I'm looking forward to the cooler weather that is forecasted. It is way too hot for me.

Thank you for your comment on the Lilac tree. I'm glad to know that the bark will one day add some nice winter interest. Before this year the tree has been rather small and ugly. I'm glad to finally know what it is!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

The pale pink looks lovely against the pale blue sky. My marrowfat peas have little white blooms.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I got my sweet peas in late this year, but I think every single one germinated! Plants are about a foot tall right now. I'm growing 'Cupani's Original' which is a lovely magenta and violet. I grew them a few years ago and they bloomed like crazy!

Yours are gorgeous!

yoon see said...

Thank you for these simple but touching shots.
I love the soft colours here and they actually mend my heart.
Something bad happened to me and I was very sad.
Thank you to be around with me.
I love you Lisa.

Take care. The first is always the better!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Swett peas are one of my fav flowers. Glad to see they grow in your garden and heart too.

Rose said...

Your photos are so lovely, Lisa, with the pink blossoms set against that blue, blue sky. I'm enjoying the blue skies, but not the heat. I'm wilting about as much as my plants are:)

cyndy said...

Gorgeous!

Where there are blooms, the pods will follow, yum!

Be sure to leave a few to go to seed...for your bank ;-)

Gardening said...

The photographs are showing that these sweat peas are really healthy. I didn't know that these are invasive when I have started to plant sweat peas four years back. Later on I planted them on a hanging basket.