Southern Scents

There is nothing like a Southern Spring full of wonderful scents. The tiny flowers of the American Holly tree have such a strong scent that it draws me to it from across the yard.

The Little Gem Magnolia is loaded with buds and flowers this year. One flower will nicely scent a small room. The blooming trees have really benefited our pollinators that have been missing our usual spring flowers.

13 Comments on “Southern Scents”

  1. Scentsational! I had forgotten about the scent of Holly trees. This morning I could smell a Magnolia flower, but could not find it.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I’m envious, nothing so fine as a scented garden. 🙂

  3. Deb says:

    I love magnolia blooms! Yours are gorgeous.

  4. My gran had a special vase just for a magnolia bloom. I will put it on my blog sometime. It is unique.

  5. Tina says:

    It’s a real treat when the garden smells as sweet as it looks!

  6. shoreacres says:

    The magnolia flowers down here are a little sad this year. Most of the ones I’ve seen are half-brown. I wonder what the difference is. Yours are just glorious; maybe there’s a difference between natives and cultivars.

    • Mine are actually turning browning quicker than usual. It may be the high temperatures and rain. Naturally, I tried to only photograph the best ones. Only close-ups in the garden. 🙂

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