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Here'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 #gardenobeliskA lovely little frog hiding in my sweet pea seedlings today 😍 #sweetpeasPicked the first few sweet peas today. #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowers #sweetpeaseeds #gardeningwithkidsHappy spring!  Buds are appearing on my solstice sweet peas 😍 #sweetpeas #sweetpeaflowersHere is my sweet pea obelisk now planted with sweet pea seedlings that are starting to reach for their support.  Can't wait to see this covered in flowers!  I made this obelisk with the help of a friend out of inexpensive lumber - I think the whole thing only cost about $25.  It's not perfect, but I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  #sweetpeas #gardeningisfun #sweetpeaflowers #gardenobeliskMy lovely pink camellia suffers from 'petal blight' where the petals turn an ugly brown - in an effort to control it, I try to remove the flowers that are starting to get diseased.  I use a small step ladder to reach the top and as I stepped up, there was this lovely little Pacific tree frog peeping out.  I ran inside to get my camera and he held his pose until I returned :)
#gardeningMy biggest and littlest helpers!  We've been putting cardboard, mulch and compost down everywhere to keep the weeds in check - it's hard work moving it, so glad that we had 2 wheelbarrows to haul it ;) Behind them you can see some of my sweet pea seed producing rows and the small plants waiting patiently for warmer weather and longer daylight hours. #sweetpeaseeds #flowerfarmer #seedfarmer #sweetpeas #wheelbarrows #gardeningwithkids #gardeningisfunThis will be a beautiful pink and fragrant flower, clematis Montana.  I just love the promise of Spring 😍

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.