In June I had the bright idea of planting sweet peas in the veggie patch rather than veg. Who needs food when you have flowers?!
Over the cold winter, I watched and watched the patch but with no joy. Nothing grew. To my surprise what seemed a scene out of Jack and the Beanstalk, the sweet peas sprung to life with the onset of Spring. Now the house is fragrant with these freshly picked abundant blooms. The perfume is heady. I love it! One of the better decisions I've made recently. A beautiful lesson in patience and persistence.
Sweet Pea ( Lathyrus odoratus). Flower meaning: delicate, blissful pleasure and good-bye. Their name is derived from the Greek word lathyros for pea or pulse, together with the Latin word odoratus which means fragrant.