If the rose is the queen of the garden, then the sweet pea would be the princess. Sweet peas are delicious and delightful. After planting in late fall, I had almost forgotten about my sweet peas until now, when they make their springtime appearance, almost like a ruffly, winged butterfly. I confess, I have an emotional attachment to this lovely old-fashioned flower. As a child my grandfather's entire chain link fence was covered with this intensely fragrant flower. I remember him picking a bouquet for me and wrapping the stems in a damp cloth for the ride home, when I buried my nose in the soft pedals.
Here's a little more interesting information about sweet peas.