I doubt she will be on here, so I will show you the wedding card I designed for them. This one was so much fun to do.
I added a black and white ribbon along the left side of the couple to complete the card.
So back to the promise of Sweet Peas for Dad.
This spring when I sent my order of vegetable seeds in to T&T seeds, I included an order for 2 pkgs of sweet pea seeds. I ordered a Mammoth Mix, which are supposed to be a very large long-stemmed sweet pea, and Streamers Mix, the flowers of which are shaded like they have been dipped in paint. Both are frost hardy for this zone.
I soon realized that I had nothing in my yard for the sweet pea vine to attach itself to while growing. I have no fences, I do have one trellis against my shed, but it doesn't get enough sunlight for this plant so I was stuck.
We were in Dauphin at the Canadian Tire store and while wandering around the seasonal section I came across some 6 ft hardwood stakes. I bought them thinking of staking tomatoes... then I saw some plastic chicken wire - I bought that as well. When I got home I realized I had everything I needed to make a fence for Dad's Sweet peas so I got the staple gun out and got busy.
Here is what I ended up with.
I poured both packs of seeds together, soaked them for 24 hrs and then planted all the seeds in front of these two fences. I am making a marker for the garden that says "Joe's Peas"
This little garden pictured here is one I started when I moved the shed last year. Initially it was supposed to be a garden around the shed - but then we moved the shed back (a previous post) and so now I am slowly making this into another flower bed. It is still in it's infancy, but hopefully I will have some color there this summer with some of the perennials I planted last year.
You can see my vegetable garden in the back - all tilled and ready to be planted just as soon as the weather is more stable.
Here is a better picture of that garden.
Yes, I know it is very large. We are going to seed a strip on the right side by the hedge in grass - nothing much grows there anyway. At the front left side I have my strawberry patch already growing and at the very back I just moved 5 rhubarb plants from the front yard where the fruit trees are planted.
I have the garden all planned out on paper with companion planting in mind. Now all I need is some heat and no hint of overnight frost, and I will be busy putting it all together for real.
Now I am off to get some trees and shrubs. I know what I want - the trick will be to see if I can find them out here.
Check in next week and we'll see how I made out!
Stay safe everyone!