In A Vase On Monday: Love Me Tender

IMG_0152When I saw plum-on-silver sweet pea ‘Lisa Marie’ at the Eagle Sweet Peas gold medal winning stand at the Chelsea flower show last year I could not resist.

This week, joining in with the lovely Cathy from Rambling in the Garden’s invitation to post a vase plucked from our garden each Monday, I have gone with a bit of an Elvis Presley theme, in honour of his daughter who gave her name to this sweet pea.

The Fender Stratocaster belongs to my guitar-strumming other half, Mr Carrot, and is pictured here under our sitting room window, where the light has had some interesting effects on the Southern belle frills of this lovely sweet pea. I have not used any filters , but the difference in and out of the sunlight is quite dramatic!

Lisa Marie also has a sweet fragrance, not quite as heady as the Spencers Old Mixed I have also grown this year in my cutting patch, but lovely in its own way.

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My cut flower bed is under our sitting room window, where I am growing sweet peas as well as ladybird poppies and cornflowers.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Annette says:

    Lovely title and vase. Sweet peas don’t do well for me, think it’s too hot and dry but I always enjoy them on other blogs. Happy summer days 🙂

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  2. I agree with Annette. I laughed when I saw “Lisa Marie,” knowing exactly who you were referring to.

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  3. What a beautiful sweet pea…..one I have not seen but may want to grow myself…..love your display as well with the guitar!

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  4. Love both varieties,I would have to keep the scented one around. Garden is looking good!

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Your sweet peas are lovely. The pattern and texture and color all are perfect.

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  6. Peter Herpst says:

    A perfect prop for these beautiful sweet peas! “Mr. Carrot” made me laugh. Happy Monday!

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  7. Ali says:

    That is a lovely sweet pea! And a very nice guitar. Fab combo.

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  8. Kris P says:

    What an interesting sweet pea, made all the more so with the light effects!

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  9. tonytomeo says:

    Someone else had sweetpeas too. It is nice that you can grow them. My niece grows them, but the season is SO brief. They dry out in summer.

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