Lemonade? A wine cooler? If you're looking for refreshment in the 90-degree heat, try a vase of sweet peas!
This weekend, the blast furnace returns, so I'll be keeping them well-watered, and pat myself on the back for planting them in a location where they are sheltered from the afternoon sun.
Pick sweet peas often to encourage continuing bloom. I've been cutting little vases of them every other day. They don't last really long in a vase, so every other day is perfect.
|Stock with single flowers|
Because Matthiola incana is considered a biennial, I'm optimistic about them possibly setting seed that will sprout and overwinter to bloom again next spring. Alternatively, stock can also be started for fall bloom. I might not have to worry about going to the trouble if my little plants scatter their own seeds around.