Not only is the garden filled with beautiful spring flowers, it's also filled with the scent of subtle and strong fragrance these days. As I walk through the garden I can pick up varying degrees of scents - some earthy, some subtle and others filling the night air with heavy fragrance.
The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow plant is one of the more subtle scents which is a good thing because it emits a low, earthy musk scent that is not appealing to everyone. You have to be near this plant to pick up the scent. It's not one of my favorite scents, but I like it because it is different.
The roses bloom beautifully and with ease in the perfect spring weather. Angel Face is one that I collected from my Aunt Erna's garden when she passed away.
The Red Knock-outs are a no-fail, easy to grow, unfussy rose that rewards its owner year round.
One of my favorites is Confederate Jasmine. I have this vine growing on all 4 sides of my home and I love being surrounded by this wonderfully intoxicating scent. I wish it bloomed year round.
A close cousin, the Night Blooming Jasmine is also blooming, and it has a wonderful scent, too.
Sweet Almond scents the garden throughout the year.
Don Juan, another one of my aunt's roses, has a fruity scent.
The Pink Knock-out is another sweet smelling winner.
I saved the most fragrant plant in the garden for last. This one single apricot Angel Trumpet turned into
a choir of heavenly scent!
You can almost get drunk on the heavy evening scent of these blooms. It is a distinctive scent that is very recognizable. These days I stroll through my garden several times a day - enjoying the last remaining weeks of pleasant spring weather and breathing deeply the scents that surround me. In the evening I sit on the patio until dark, enjoy the heavy fragrance from the Angel Trumpet that dominates the garden.
I don't want spring to end!!!