Just for fun, I thought I'd share a couple of pics of my 'Lord Nelson' sweet peas which are in full bloom and are just under six feet tall (and growing!). They smell soooooooo nice!
Several sweet pea blooms:
I grow sweet peas almost every winter and am always glad I do. I just plant the seeds in mid-November or early December and keep them in a sunny spot all winter. They generally start blooming in March or April and bloom for a month or three, depending on the weather. My front yard is entirely desert, and my back yard is low water with lots of succulents, cacti, citrus and leafy low-water plants and shrubs, but I do allow myself a few high water plants in winter when they really don't need that much.
I hope you'll take a look and enjoy. If you're growing sweet peas too, let us hear about them. Just in case the embedded pics don't work, below is a link to my March photo album which has a few pics of the sweet peas in there.
Here is a link that might be useful: Grant's garden pics March 2010