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Guess what's for dinner?  Just picked red onions, beetroot and carrots - yum! #growyourownveggies #growyourownfood #royalsussextrugsJust an updated on my sweet pea obelisk - we've had fluctuations in temperature which causes bud drop, so I'm still waiting for the temperatures to even out to see the flowers on these vines.  #sweetpeas #gardeningisfun #sweetpeaflowers #gardenobelisk #sweetpeas #spring #ilovespring #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayareaA delectable sweet pea 'Chocolate Flake'. So happy to welcome back this @drkeithhammett sweet pea! #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #cutflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #spring #ilovespring #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #drkeithhammettI just love this combination of colors!  The wonderful Lady of Shalott rose by David Austin @david_austin_roses growing alongside 'Paprika' yarrow and Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'.
#davidaustinroses #roses #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #spring #ilovespring #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea  #yarrow #echiumvulgareStrawberry Fields sweet pea - wonderful coloring and very sweetly scented with long stems, so perfect for a vase.  Bred by @drkeithhammett, and grown by me :) #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #cutflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #spring #ilovespring #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #drkeithhammettCan you spot the difference?  My favorite peony (Etched Salmon) shares the same delicious pink tones as 'Strawberry Fields' sweet pea - an early blooming sweet pea so it comes into flower at the same time as this lovely (also early) peony.  Thanks to @drkeithhammett for breeding this wonderful sweet pea! #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #cutflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #peony #spring #ilovespring #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #drkeithhammettJust had to have a go at making an 'arrangement' of these beauties!  Peony 'Etched Salmon', Viburnum Opulus 'Roseum', Solstice Rose Pink Sweet Peas, Nuance Sweet Peas and Strawberry Fields Sweet Peas and of course bupleurum griffithii.

#sweetpeas  #sweetpeaflowers #cutflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #peony #spring #bupleurum #viburnumopulus #ilovespring #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayareaHere's an update on my sweet pea obelisk - the sweet peas are starting to climb it :) I'm working on some plans for this and will post them on my website when there're ready.
#sweetpeas #gardeningisfun #sweetpeaflowers #gardenobelisk

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.