Fall FragrancesPosted: October 28, 2019
Flower scents are more commonly associated with Spring, but this Fall, my garden plants are really full of fragrances. The Sweet Olive, Osmanthus fragrans, bloomed with a multitude of tiny flowers that completely filled the yard with their strong scent.
I am having my house painted and the painters apparently, spent the day trying to figure out which plant was making the wonderful perfume that could be smelled over the paint odor.
The climbing rose prefers to bloom when the weather cools. It attracts the bees and hummingbirds. The scent becomes strong at different times of the day.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the Gingers have been reblooming with sweet scents. This one is Maximun Hedychium.
The Evening Primrose, Oenothera grandiflora, is hanging on with its unusual scented blooms lasting longer in the cooler weather. I don’t know if it was the heavy rains we had that stimulated these plants to flower more, but it has been a Fall filled with fragrances.