Sweet Peas and Me


| 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


Tags: spencer sweet peas, scented plants, Bowery Beach Farm, Maine, Kelly Orzel,

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One of my absolute favorite varieties, 'Mollie Rilstone'

My mom always said she didn't play favorites between my sister and I, and neither of us ever believed her; each of us thinking the other was getting something that we weren't. Now that I'm older, I know my mother was telling the truth, because that is how it is for me in the garden. With so many flavors and colors to enjoy, how can I have a favorite?

Between large, dinner plate dahlias (which I can wax poetic on for days) and scented geraniums (think of a scratch-n-sniff sticker, but with leaves!), not to mention my kitchen garden—which is filled with a tasty array of tomatoes, carrots and broccoli—I can hardly narrow down the list of "favorites."

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Look at that stem-length, over 12 inches of it! Oh, and let's not forget, that stunning variety 'Nimbus', sure to make any arrangement sing.




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