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Wow!  Thanks to @silverman.photography for this stunning close up of some of 'Blue Shift' sweet pea (bred by @drkeithhammett). This really is a mesmerizing sweet pea that I grow fonder of each year.
#sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #inmygarden #gardenlife #lathyrusodoratusI just love the contrast between these 'Almost Black' sweet peas and 'Distant Drum' roses.  Thanks to @jenniflorasonoma for the roses and arranging this so beautifully :) #distantdrumsrose #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #inmygarden #gardenlife #lathyrusodoratus #flowerarrangement #flowerarranging #gardenrosesThanks to Susan and Neil @silverman.photography for taking the most wonderful photos of me and my flowers yesterday. 
#sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #inmygarden #gardenlife #lathyrusodoratusThanks to my friend @jenniflorasonoma for helping me arrange sweet peas today  for a photo shoot tomorrow.'Dark Passion' sweet pea - this looks almost black in the right light!  #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayarea #lathyrusodoratusMy field of sweet pea flowers just coming into bloom.  Wish I could share the scent with you! #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #smallbusiness #seasonalflowers #flowersofinstagram #sonoma #sonomacounty #sebastopol #bayareaGuess 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 #bayarea

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.