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Only 16 out of 52 sweet pea seed varieties left (and getting very low on those ones too). I'm amazed that I have very nearly sold out of my sweet pea seed harvest.  Thank you so much to all of you who have bought seed from me this season - may you be blessed with the sweetest and most fragrant gardens and vases full of flowers :)
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#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #hardyannuals #grownfromseed #seedstarting #sweetpeagardens #bouquetofflowers #fragrantflowers #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowers #igrewthis #cutflowergarden #flowersfrommygarden #botanicalpickmeup @silverman.photographyIt's almost time to turn my focus back to my garden as I begin to slow things down with my online seed shop for the season. There are still about 18 or so varieties left, so if you need some seed, I am still accepting orders - there are some lovely favorites still available (link in my profile).
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#sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #hardyannuals #grownfromseed #seedstarting #sweetpeagardens #bouquetofflowers #fragrantflowers #flowersofinstagram #sweetpeaflowers #igrewthis #cutflowergarden #flowersfrommygarden #botanicalpickmeup @silverman.photographyWho'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.

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.