- A lot of people grow their own sweet peas in their garden or allotments but nowadays you can also buy this pretty flower at farmers' markets or floral street sellers.
- When you buy them look for flower stems where the top flower show colour.
- The flowers at the base die first so look out for any limp or dying flowers.
- Stand in shallow water as hairs on the stem cause water to creep upwards and could encourage botrytis (grey mould).
- Sweet Peas are very sensitive to ethylene gas - so don't put them next to a bowl of fruit!
- Change water every other day, re-cut stems and place in clean, fresh shallow water.
- Sweet Peas are a favourite summer flower they come in many, many different colours - white, cream, pale blue, lilac, purple, pale pink, cerise pink, burgundy as well as multi-coloured.
- Sweet peas are glorious when mixed together en masse in all kinds of different colours.
- Weather you grow them yourself or you buy a bunch - for the next few months is the time to enjoy this irresistible beauty!
The pretty blue cup by Swedish potter Lotta Zerrander - who lives and works in Österlen in the south of Sweden.
The adorable little acrylic teaspoons are from the French company Sabre Paris.
Have a Great Floral Day!
I'll see you later in the week with more Do-It-Yourself flowers from 'Of Spring and Summer'.
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer]
[Cup by Lotta Zerrander.]
[Spoons from Sabre Paris.]
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