Sweet Pea Bouquet

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The first sweet pea seeds are hatching.  Such a heart tingling piece of magic!  The flowers fade and the pods emerge then burst open to reveal their treasure.  On a hot day you can literally hear the small explosions as the new seed scatters.  The trick is to catch the pods just before they do that so you can harvest and save the seed for next year.The delectable sugar pink ‘Just Janet’ sweet pea waving hello in the warm evening breeze.Even the fading blooms are magical on the ‘Turquoise Lagoon’ sweet pea.  These enchanting flowers change color as they age, even if you cut them and keep them in a vase.  A real treasure!My garden on a spring evening.  The stone pot belonged to my grandmother and came all the way from England.  I like to imagine that this little garden of mine is somewhat ‘English’. Pink roses and clematis growing together - my gran would have loved it.Three of my favorite @david_austin_roses.  The palest one is ‘Jude the Obscure’ and extremely fragrant.  The pink one is ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ and the orange toned one is ‘Lady of Shalott’.‘Candyfloss’ sweet pea is abundantly blooming right now and so pretty don’t you think 😊So wonderfully scented!  I really like this early blooming sweet pea delightfully named ‘Pandemonium’. This is a virtual mothers’ day bouquet for all mothers out there 😀Pretty Lilac Ripple sweet pea flowers.  Delectable scent too even on a hot day like today.  Happy sweet pea season 😍

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.