sweet peas

  • How to Grow Sweet Peas

    How to Grow Sweet Peas

    Fragrant, old-fashioned sweet peas were very popular cut flowers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but then they fell out of favor for nearly a hundred years. With…

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    GPOD on the Road: Visiting a Flower Farm

    Today Cherry Ong is taking us on the road to a flower farm she visited earlier this year. I've been curious about flower farms and so tried attending a flower…

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    Joseph’s Favorite Flowers of the Year

    This is your GPOD editor, Joseph, sharing some photos with you today. As the gardening season winds down, I like to go through the photos I’ve taken over the year…

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    Jordan’s Mindful Garden

    Today we're visiting Jordan Mara's garden north of Vancouver, British Columbia. My garden is a little different than most—and that’s because my relationship with gardening had an unusual beginning. Rather…

  • Cupani’s Original sweet pea

    Growing Sweet Peas in the South

    Growing up, Jason spent a lot of his summers in England with his grandparents. One of his favorite things to do there was to visit flower shows. There would be…

  • Design

    Sweet Peas in the Northeast, Part II: Varieties

    Few annuals deliver the trifecta that sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus, annual) do. Fragrance and old-fashioned charm go a long way when it comes to cut flowers, but absolutely no flower…

  • How-To

    Sweet Peas in the Northeast, Part I: Growing Guide

    If you haven't noticed, sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus, annual) are back in fashion. A century ago, they were the most popular cut flower in North America, but they fell out…

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    Spectacular Sweet Peas for Northern California

    Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are annual, cool-season climbing vines that can reach up to 6 feet in height. They are adored for their deliciously fragrant, fluttery blooms that after centuries…

  • Design

    Favorite Spring Blooms

    Today’s photos come from Tara Messina, who is a flower farmer in Connecticut and also gardens for private estate clients. She shares some of her favorite spring flowers from her…