garden photography: so sweet

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’

(This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. )

My last summer essence is another scented flower. The sweet-pea (Lathyrus odoratus). Not only does this lovely annual climber come in jewel box colours and delightful fragrances, it also holds lots of childhood memories for me as my dad used to grow them on cane wigwams in the back garden and he used to let me pick posies for my mother.



I love to try and grow them myself, but this year’s lot went in a little late so I’m not expecting any flowers any time soon!


If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it JuneThe Essence of Summer
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
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  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in July.
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Thanks to everyone who has shared their essence of summer with me, it has, as always, been a delight to visit gardens and flowers from around the world. Next month I am looking for something from the edible garden – an allotment, herb gardens, a tomato plant, a rice terrace in China, a field of corn; you decide.

29 thoughts on “garden photography: so sweet

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  2. These are very beautiful. A veined delicacy that I don’t remember noticing as a child. My dad grew sweet peas too. They’re the flower I always associate with him.

    • As a child I think it was the scent that I loved – sweet peas and peonies and my dad with his rolled up shirt sleeves and braces 🙂

  3. I’m standing up and giving you a round of applause! These are absolutely delicious! Same sort of memories for me. They were the only flowers my stepdad would grow. He was a veggie man. 🙂
    I was going to do a clematis post for Essence but whether I’ll make it remains in doubt. Sunday hugs!

  4. My gran used to grow them, but I never have. I love the scent and admire people who can make the stems grow straight and long. Maybe one day!

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    • The year is going fast, but at least for you it is on the way to summer, whereas we are still waiting for ours to properly begin!

      • You must be hoping for an Indian summer now. We are having glorious crisp, sunny days now, perfect tropical winter weather. Wish I could send you some sunshine…

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