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Who's starting their sweet pea seeds this week?

Thanks to @silverman.photography for the lovely photo :)
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.#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #hardyannuals #grownfromseed #seedstarting #sweetpeagardens #bouquetofflowers #fragrantflowers #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowers #igrewthis #cutflowergarden #flowersfrommygarden #botanicalpickmeupDiscovered some fly agarics this morning.  Their bright color caught my eye as I was driving along and luckily it was in a place where I could stop and photograph them In all their glory.  #amanitamuscaria #flyagaric #fungusThis cardoon flower head is getting ready for spring and the seeds are starting to germinate in situ!  we have had a mild winter here and this isn’t the first sign of spring I have seen in the garden today .
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#springiscoming #gardeningismytherapy #cardoon #botanicalpickmeup #germination #spring #ilovespringDreaming of sweet peas today and going through my flower images and thinking about the flowers to come from all the seedlings I have in my greenhouse. 'Valerie Harrod' almost glows with her wonderful orangey pink petals.  Can't wait to see her again! Seeds available for those of you who would like to 'meet' her ;)
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#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #hardyannuals #grownfromseed #seedstarting #sweetpeagardens #bouquetofflowers #fragrantflowers #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowers #igrewthis #cutflowergarden #flowersfrommygarden #botanicalpickmeupFull green house and high time these were in the ground!  #sweetpeas  #lathyrusodoratus #hardyannuals #grownfromseed #seedstarting #sweetpeagardensOur Top 9 of 2019!! We've so loved sharing our sweet peas with all of you.  A very happy holiday season to everyone.Sweet peas seedlings 3 weeks after sowing. #lathyrusodoratus #sweetpeas #hardyannuals #seedstartingJust 2 weeks after sowing 😊  #sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus  #hardyannuals  #seedstarting

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.