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Who's starting their sweet pea seeds this week?  I'm thinking about spring already!  Get out those hardy annual seeds and get planting :)
#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #fragrantflowers #hardyannuals #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowers #seedstartingSharing this lovely arrangement of sweet peas, lady's mantle and honey suckle bu @jenniflorasonoma.  Photo by @silverman.photography 
#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #fragrantflowers #hardyannuals #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowersIt's almost time to plant my sweet pea seeds for next year's harvest and just browsing back over the lovely photos that @silverman.photography took.  This amazing bouquet was made by @jenniflorasonoma - a very talented floral designer (and flower farmer!), my neighbor and running buddy!Another heart-breaker!  Meet 'Lilac Ripple' sweet pea - deliciously scented and beautiful flaked coloring.  @silverman.photography - this was the sweet pea your friend really liked - would love to send you some seeds for him.  #sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #fragrantflowers #hardyannuals #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowersHarvest is complete - I have de-podded, sorted and packed 1000s of sweet pea seeds ready for their new homes.  Yesterday I spent the whole day adding nearly 50 varieties to my website ready for all you sweet pea lovers.  AND I have worked out international shipping, so I can now ship to Canada and a few other countries :) This variety is called 'High Scent' and it really does have the most amazing fragrance.  In fact I believe that it is used as the benchmark to categorize the fragrance for all other sweet peas!  Bred by @drkeithhammett #sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #fragrantflowers #hardyannuals #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowersIf you're in Zones 8, 9 & 10, it'll soon be time to plant your sweet pea seeds for next years flowers! #sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #zone9b  #zone8b #germination #seedlingSweet pea seed harvest is almost finished!  This is a bucket full of empty pods - the seeds just need to be separated from the chaff and then packaged up ready to be shipped to their new homes.
New sweet pea seeds will be available at the beginning of September. .
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#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #harvest #harvesting #harvestingtime #thehappygardeninglife #igrewthese #homegrown #gardenlife #farmfresh  #grownnotflownWorking on plans for my sweet pea obelisk soon!  #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers  #inmygarden #gardenlife #lathyrusodoratus #gardenobelisk #gardenersofinstagram #gardendesign #gardening #gardeninspiration

The Sweet Pea

The sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant within the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes). It is native to Sicily, Cyprus, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.

It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 3 ft – 6 ft when supported on a trellis or other structure . The leaves have tendrils which twine around supporting structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild, the flowers produced by the sweet pea plant are purple and smaller than the flowers seen in cross-bred and developed cultivars.