Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Friday, July 9, 2010

perennial sweet peas

this plant has been growing in my garden here at 6110 since summer 2008.  it is a very pale pink sweet pea and does not have any fragrance, however; it is a wonderful cut flower and does well in full sun.  my references say that it can grow to twelve feet on a trellis, but mine is about 7 feet and droops over the trellis which i encourage. the look is very soft and appealing to me, and one that i have included in my cottage kitchen garden. 

each year, the sweet pea has become stronger and more sturdy on the trellis, though i prune it back to the ground every fall to prepare it for the winter cold and snow. it is cold hardy to zone three and one of my favorite plants in july.

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