24 June 2013

Flowers and Vintage Flickr Group - Sweet Peas

Sweet Sweet Peas
Image by Ingrid Henningsson at Of Spring and Summer

Sweet peas are ideal for cutting, not least because the more you pick the more they flower.

If you grow sweet peas in your garden and you keep picking them throughout the summer, a couple of times a week, you will have flowers for months.

sweet peas
Image by Kay at Kay Loves Vintage

They are good climbers so you can grow them up arches, on a fence or trellis; as well as on wigwams made from canes or tall sticks. Grow them in a flower border, cutting garden or a vegetable plot.

There are a wide range of colours available - from purples, white, blues, pinks, red, creams, salmon and multi-coloured - and whatever colour make sure you get the scented kind.  

Lovely sweet peas
Image by Ingrid Henningsson at Of Spring and Summer

The Latin or botanical name for sweet pea is Lathyrus odoratus; lathyros is Greek for pea or pulse and odoratus means very fragrant. 

As cut flowers from the florist, flower market or the farmers' market they are available from spring to late summer.

splendid sweet peas
Image by Ingrid Jansen at Wood and Wool Stool

Pink Sweet Peas in a Bowl
Image by Ingrid Henningsson at Of Spring and Summer

Sweet peas
Image by Silvia Houben at Cosiness

Pink Sweet Peas in a Basket
Image by Ingrid Henningsson at Of Spring and Summer

Image by Jessica Enig at Such Pretty Things

Sweet peas from #HealsEvents with Shane Connolly and @Flowerona
Image by Ingrid Henningsson at Of Spring and Summer

As Sweet as a .... Made Explore.
Image by Jenny47

Purple and White Sweet Peas
Image by Ingrid Henningsson at Of Spring and Summer

All images are from my Flickr Group Flowers and Vintage - and all images link back to Flickr and to the photographers blog or website.

See you back here later in the week!

xoxo Ingrid


Georgianna said...

These are all simply beautiful, Ingrid! Such a delicate, sweet and nostalgic flower. I picked up my first bouquet today at the Farmer's Market. What a fragrance!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.


Frances said...

Ingrid, how I wish I did have a garden. Meanwhile, when I make my next visit to the farmers market, I might just have to bring some of these beauties home with me.

Every one of your photographs is filled with beauty!


Things and Thoughts said...

Dear Ingrid,
These flowers are amazing, I love their soft colors but I can never find them here, they don't exist because of the weather I suppose. Your bouquets are sooo lovely!

Janneke said...

My sweet peas are late this year, but I almost cannot wait when I see these beautiful photos. The scent is the best there is, I think.

Ms. S said...

Gorgeous! I am so happy to see this post right now as I am growing my very first sweet peas. I absolutely love them so I don't know what took me so long.

Your lovely photos are so inspiring. :)

The Gilded Bloom said...

These are beautiful selections, Ingrid. The photo of the strawberry pink sweet peas in a basket captures the spirit of summer!

Thanks for sharing.


Un fiore di Crilà said...

Hi Ingrid, this pics and this flowers are beautiful!
Have a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

May I please borrow your photo for a few months, I will make it clickable to your blog?


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