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Hello SpringJust finished building and painting my new garden obelisk.  I have some lovely sweet peas ready to plant on this 😍
#sweetpeas #gardeningisfun #sweetpeaflowers #gardenobeliskFrosty morning here in northern California!This is what I call "tickling the roots" 😄. #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #sweetpeaseedsPlanting out sweet pea plants on this gorgeous morning here in northern California 😍. #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #hardyannuals #sweetpeaseedsSweet pea babies waiting to get planted 😊. #sweetpeas #hardyannuals #sweetpeaseeds #sweetpeaflowersDid you know that there are sweet peas bred to change color as they age? There are only a few varieties available that do this. Check out my blog post to see how they morph from one color to another - quite fascinating (link in profile) #sweetpeaseeds #flowerfarmer #seedfarmer #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #hardyannuals #easytogrow #gardeningisfun #seedlings #seedstarting #wintersowingIf you're thinking about starting some sweet pea seed, you might want to try this one.  Enchanté is a prolific bloomer and oh so pretty! #sweetpeaseeds #flowerfarmer #seedfarmer #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #hardyannuals #easytogrow  #gardeningisfun #seedlings #seedstarting #wintersowing

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.