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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

English Peas By St. Patricks Day







I wasn't going to say anything. I really wasn't . But I am planting english peas today and watering the garden. The english peas are called Early Frosty. How could I pass that up? I couldn't.I finished planting the sweet peas and morning glory seeds.The morning glory I planted were Heavenly Blue, Grandpa Ott and Milky Way.

Should I say the next part? Maybe not.O well, I've gone this far, why stop now. Are your ready? We're bbqing tonight. There, I said it. Hamburgers with Camp Beans and Bessie's asparagus vinagrette .That's our sun tea brewing by the kitchen door. For dessert I am making Meyer lemon bars, the lemons a gift by the back gate from a neighbor. That was my lucky day. Oh, see the quilt. That was my grammys.I just put it out this morning. I planted the yellow johnny-jump-ups and red geraniums about a month ago.I bring out the quilt every Spring...and that's where we're having supper tonight. But just to be fair...the weatherman says RAIN...what? Really? Rain? Yep, it's in the forecast for the weekend. Looks like my free ride might be over. Bet your glad about that, huh?



26 comments:

  1. urgent prayer request and prayer button on arise 2 write.
    andrea

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  2. mmmmmmmmmmmmm, all the things that i love. i wonder if sweet peas would behave on a runner like a vine in my office.

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  3. Garden fresh sweet peas by St. Patricks Day...oh the thrill of it.

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  4. Such a bright sunny blog, hope your peas are abundant!

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  5. We are bbq tonight too. Yup...hamburgers, and whatever else I can find. Probably red bells/carrots with hummus, tortilla chips and guac. Beautiful isn't it! Spent Sunday in your neck of the woods. 85 in Santa Barbara playing at the beach. Waved at you as we passed SLO. Holly:)

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  6. We share a similar climate and are very blessed to be planting now. Today I planted a memory garden dedicated to my sweet boy tabby cat, and planted a handsome purple and white cineraria, plus a primrose. I plan to add more plants soon.
    I am happy to be reminded that cineraria love shade, and we have lots of that, as heritage trees loom over our backyard.
    I am intrigued to plant some English peas, by your post!
    Glad to meet you.
    Terra

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  7. I planted four bare-root roses today, special hybrids to celebrate the eradication of polio in the world. White with a kiss of apricot, this rose will forever stand for a valiant war against a childhood disease.

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  8. I didn't know you could plant morning glories so early-i'll have to go and get some. I just love them. Reading you post gets me so energized about going out and doing something in my garden, even after a 12 hour shift at work!

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  9. ohhh.. I can't wait to plant something here in Baltimore.

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  10. Kary...I may not be watering or planting my garden but I am fortunate to have a husband who loves to bbque....like 360 days out of the year...neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet stops him :) Good luck on the peas...I can't wait to see pictures of them later.

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  11. ARRRGH! No it's really ok. I love seeing your pics, it gives me hope that spring will return even in Wisconsin. Cindy

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  12. Oh, I am jealous! I really am! My mouth is watering at the very idea of a barbeque.
    By the way, I passed by an old bookstore today where I saw a soup cookbook featured in the window. I thought of you and how you would put it to use.

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  13. I'm loving these gardening posts... even though they're making me jealous since there's over a foot of snow outside my house! :p
    And that quilt is so lovely♥

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  14. ohhh, you are speaking to my heart. directly to it.
    xoxo
    so glad you like your journal.
    xoxo

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  15. Mr MoonCat did the BBQ thing two nights ago so I can't get toooo upset with you.

    We're enjoying pretty weather here in the Central Valley too. I spent today repotting many of my herb babies and some Sago Palm pups that we rescued from the ranch. Dad is NOT blessed with a green thumb.

    Your blog is beautiful, I'm so happy to have found it. I look forward to reading more.

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  16. How lovely to plant peas in February--and yes, I love the name "early frosty"!! I can't wait til warmer weather arrives down South! Love the quilt!

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  17. kary, i love your gardening and barbque post. we did the same last weekend, the weather couldn't have been prettier. i did see that rain is called for sunday, i like it when it's a bit spread out like that.
    are you going to the antique sale and book signing on saturday? at susan branches farmstand?
    i am going to try to make it up, it would be lovely to meet you!

    enjoy your days ♥
    lori

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  18. Oh how I love living vicariously through you, Kary! Keep the warm-weather posts coming, they are comforting and bring my hope.
    Your post on sweetpeas reminded me to order my seeds. It was such a joy perusing the online seed catalog! So thank you for that.
    Enjoy the BBQ...and the lemon bars? Ooooh, yum.
    XO

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  19. I think it is great that you can BBQ and play in your garden at this time of year. Do you know who Susan Branch is? Items in your house, and your lifestyle remind me of her.

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  20. Was your dinner delicious? Did you eat OUTDOORS? I am working on my karma, so next lifetime I live on the west coast.

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  21. oh, you can't even imagine how much i love sweet peas! i remember them from my childhood, their lovely scent and subtle petals... what a beauiful memories...
    thank you for sharing and wish you a very sweet day dear friend!
    justyna

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  22. Oh Kary - I'm glad for you, really I am, but I am oh, so jealous! Love the quilt!

    xo
    Claudia

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  23. I'm so glad that you are having a wonderful spring. That means we get to hear all the wonderful details, and that gives me pleasure and hope that we'll be seeing spring here soon! Lovely post!
    Enjoy your bbq, and hope you don't get rained out.
    Hugs,
    karen

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  24. Peas and green beans are my favorite vegetables to grow. They take so little effort and give back such a huge reward. Also, I'm not fond of eating most vegetables raw, but I can't resist popping them right off the plant and eating them while I'm gardening (after rinsing them thoroughly, for the germaphobe in me).

    Hamburgers on the grill sound good. We cook on the grill year round. We just shovel a pathway in the snow, first!

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  25. All your wonderful food references make me hungry! We have been having great weather lately too (60 degrees in Portland & sunshine)! I think you have inspired me to bring out the grill! Have a nice weekend!

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