When you live in Arizona...yea...not so much.
This time of year we are planting our second gardens and trying to pretend that at some point before December we may actually get to wear a sweater...once.
But I'm not bitter.
Well, not too much.
And the reason I'm not totally angry and hostile over the continuing 100 degree PLUS weather is this...
I adore sweet peas! They are just amazing, fragrant, beautiful, perfect little blossoms that make me think of Grandma's and cherry pie and home-made bread.
And I know the best place in the universe to buy sweet peas seeds.
See my garden?
See that spot to the right of the tomatoes and garlic volunteers, to the right of the violette beans, to the right of the what-was-I-thinking 6 cucumber plants?
That bare area of sweet dirt?
That's where my sweet peas go. And they go all around my garden and climb up my little metal fence and cover it in heavenly blooms that smell like...ummm... heaven.
OK. Leave me alone. I can only wax poetic for so long before I run out of steam.
So the amazing place I buy my sweet pea seeds from each year is called The Fragrant Garden up in Oregon.
And I want you to be able to plant your own amazing sweet peas, too.
So I'm having a little giveway for a $25.00 gift certificate. If you live in the desert you can plant your seeds now, if not, just order them and store them until the proper planting time in your area.
FOUR CHANCES TO WIN. DRAWING CONDUCTED ON SUNDAY NIGHT, MST, AFTER 6:00 PM.
Chance one. Be a follower of this blog and tell me you are in a comment.
Chance two. Visit The Fragrant Garden and tell me one of your favorite sweet peas.
Chance three. Ummm... Tell me the next word to the lyrics of this song: 'Oh sweet pea, won't you be my _________"
Chance four. Put up a link to this giveaway on your blog.
I know, I know. All this hoopla for a teensy, weensy gift certificate.
But did I mention, it is for sweet pea seeds?
Prepare to oooh and aaaahhhh...