Blooming in May!

Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)May 1, 2013

Heliotropium arborescens 'Fragrant Delight', Citrus limon (Ponderosa Lemon) and Verbena (Lanai Blush White).
I pinched the heliotropes back after their first bloom and they're now getting bushier. Can't believe the Ponderosa Lemon is putting forth another mass bloom! The verbena is admittedly very lightly scented of citrus but I'm hoping to get some butterflies or hummers on it. :)

Looking forward to seeing everyone's blooms in May!

-Robert

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fragrant2008

wow Robert you are quick off the mark i only just realized it was May :) and beautiful healthy specimens as always :) just been googling Heliotropium arborescens 'Fragrant Delight', seeing comments like " Heaven" " hauntingly beautiful fragrance" is it really that good?
come on everyone i need more ideas of plants to buy please;)

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Finally posting on here after lurking for a looooong time!

Some of my blooms today:

Maid of Orleans

Rosa 'Abraham Darby'

Jasmine, is this grand duke supreme? The flowers look like cauliflower and smell like jasmine and bananas.

Gardenia 'Miami Supreme' is literally full of blooms and smells heavenly.

Epi floribundum x cordigerium 'Paradise' smells like Twinkle but slightly citrusy.

Yes! I've been waiting for this! Plumeria 'Celadine' will bloom soon :).

Also, I finally smelled maxillaria tenufolia today and it did smell like coconut suntan lotion... A little weird on the end note, so I thought I didn't like it. Well, now I can't get it out of my head! Grr! Has this happened to anyone else?

Thanks for looking!

Stephanie

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Thanks, fragrant! I hate that one leaf on the Ponderosa. I may just have to pluck my shame away. Ha!

I like the scent of 'Fragrant Delight' however there are lots of heliotropes to choose from so as always I'd sniff before I'd buy but I know that's not always practical. :)

Stephanie,

Why have you waited so long to share your beauties with us? Welcome to the forum. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Love the color of your 'Abraham Darby' rose.

Yes. Your double jasmine is most likely Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke Supreme'. Your leaves look pointed where as the regular Grand Duke has more rounded leaves. I also think GDS has a fruity scent which sort of reminds me of apricots.

Congrats on your Celadine plumie! You've got so many multiple tips. Jealous. :)
I think mine has an inflo so I suppose I shouldn't be too jealous.

And your coconut orchid story made me laugh.
So many times I have regretted not getting a plant which at first I wasn't so thrilled about.

-Robert

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Thanks, Robert! Taking and posting pictures is just so hard :). I am jealous of your citrus blossoms, every time I go to the nursery I catch a whiff of them and I just melt. I saw some for under $10 at lowes near me, so maybe, just maybe... :)

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fenius(9)

hey, wait for me!! I have some blooms from the previous days but I guess they can go in May...
Welcome botaniphile!!I love your gardenia and gdt sambac!! Robert, cool compositions as always!!
I have better blooms on my jacqueline du pre now: (very strong scent, too!)

and a small grouse! (faintly scented)

..living with a campanula

and a raubritter (faintly scented)

and my trachelospermum asiaticum

..and a first tiny viola Lady Hume Campbell

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Dang you, Fenius! Your rose is stunning! Love the stamens. Looked online and people say the scent is musky? How do you describe it? Also read the flowers burn up fairly quickly so that should deter me from getting one. :)

My Rosa 'Sombreuil' has been taking forever to open. I cut three of the most open flowers last night and have them in a bowl. They smell awesome but are not strongly scented.

My Goldfame honeysuckle is starting to open (smells wonderful at night and early in the morning). Course we have another cold front with temps down to 34 tonight so it will probably delay the blooms.

My Philadelphus 'Snowbelle' (mock orange) has one lone bloom open so far still I'm sure the whole bush will be open soon enough for me to share!

-Robert

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

I decided to throw in some Dianthus 'Firewitch' into the bowl with the roses for a nice touch of clove to go with the tea rose scent and topped it off with a 'Goldflame' sprig of honeysuckle.
It might be cold tonight but at least I'll have some awesome flowers to sniff! :)

-Robert

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Thanks for the welcome, fenius! I love Jacqueline, such a unique rose! It reminds me of a big cherry blossom. I just got a tea olive and it is blooming still... Don't know why I waited so long to get one, the fragrance is one of my favorites.

And yesterday I saw this orchid at the nursery... Some kind of dendrobium? It smells pretty awesome. Not a knock your socks off smell, but one that you just have to sniff when you walk by.

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Hi Stephanie!

I love my Osmanthus fragrans 'Fudingzhu'. It's been blooming for months now. The leaves look like crap though. ;)

Wow! So you walked past that orchid and sniffed but resisted buying it?
That would have been hard. :)

-Robert

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fenius(9)

hey guys!
Stef, it must be dendrobium aphyllum..
My osmanthus had terrible leaves too, then I repotted it and it responded by dropping all of them, I hope I don't lose it.. I just don't understand it...
What a dreamy bowl Robert!!.. About Jacqueline, it is the first year I grow roses so I don't know how to compare scents Robert, hers is kind of citrusy to me.. When I ordered my first batch of bareroot roses in october, I visited briefly the antique roses forum where she was infamous for various reasons if I recall but I loved her at first sight... She is the first of my nine roses (lost two) to bloom, she grew at 1/3 of the size of the others so the flowers are big for her size and last 3- 4 days each and she has made more buds since the first flush, about their shape my bf said they looked like tissue paper (he is an engineer therefore traditional about roses) another friend said they reminded him of magnolia flowers (he's a biologist so more open to novelty roses) while my parents are maintaining they are not roses at all (hybrid tea is their archetype).. Everyone loved the scent though!

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Fenius,

Loved the rose story! Thank you. At least everyone agrees it smells good! :)

-Robert

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Haha, Robert it was much easier since it had a big NOT FOR SALE tag on it ;). It's also HUGE. Way too much plant for me (not to mention an orchid! They still scare me).

I caved and bought a centennial variegated kumquat though :). It just smelled so good! I read that they can bloom all year, so I have my fingers crossed.

My dh is gonna kill me. Lol. My front porch is already pretty classy looking with all the nursery potted plants! Haha.

Fenius I will just have to sniff Abe Darby and make up scents for yours because a ht would probably die in my care in humid fl. There were a ton of yummy hts on sale at lowes for $9 for a gallon pot, though... So tempting!

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

I hate it when I see those signs, Stephanie! :)

Dang it. Now you've got me wanting a kumquat. I've always been curious about their scent and I too have read they rebloom. Guess I'll just stick with my Ponderosa Lemon for now.

My Radermachera kunming (Dwarf Tree Jasmine) has a bloom. It has a light scent to medium scent (the scent changes depending on the time of day). I was really hoping to sniff it outside since the buds have been developing out in the sun however it's back under the lights for now! I can't really place the scent but I know it's familiar.

-Robert

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

The kumquat smelled similar to the eureka and Meyer lemon, in my opinion. I bought it mostly because its so pretty with the variegation :). And it didn't have thorns! I had the pink lemon in mind, but the thorns are killer.

That is one interesting flower! Very unique. Now I want to smell it!

I just now saw your bowl of flowers, and wooow that looks awesome! The honeysuckle is gorgeous! And I love dianthus too!

I might have to grab some gardenia blooms tomorrow for a bowl of my own :)

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fragrant2008

Hi Stephanie i agree with Robert ;) you has some beautiful plants there :) i especially love your Gardenia 'Miami Supreme' (a new one for me to try and find)
I have never been a big Fan of Roses :O but that jacqueline du pre does look stunning fenius i like saffron-pink anthers in the centre :)
My viburnum finally flowered and boy does it smell good :)

Right next to that is Skimmia ÃÂ confusa intensely fragrant and bees love it

My Hoya Calycina is starting to flower it has a very very sweet fragrance a bit too strong when it has lots of flowers

also my other Hoya laucunsa is bursting into flower i have counted 22 flower bunches

Encyclia Pentotis very very Fragrant

fragrant phal lost label :(

My MICHELIA > x foggii > 'Jack Fogg' just starting to open full of buds very spicy fragrance

one of my Stemmadenia galeottiana (milky way tree) seedings

and finally not fragrant well i do not think so but love the different color flowers

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mrao77(TX US zone 7)

Robert, fenius, stepahanie...you guys are awesome! It made my evening to look at all the great pictures and calm myself down...wish I could smell them :)

Thanks for posting,
mrao77

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Thank you for the compliments, guys. You really made my night. After leaving my phone at the movie theater, I really needed this :). Anxiety level was through the roof!

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Fragrant,

Ugh. This forum is terrible. Now I'm interested in Skimmia x confusa, Hoya calycina, Encyclia pentotis, etc.! I hope your Milky Way Tree blooms soon! I've always been curious about that one as well. Laugh.
Thank you for the pictures.

mrao77,

You'll have fragrant plants soon enough...hang in there! :)

Stephanie,

I'm assuming you found your phone? That would be nerve racking!

Oh, I think I found a local source for a fragrant azalea (A. viscosum) so I'm excited about that.
Also Jungle Jack's Plumerias should be coming to Tulsa (Southwood Nursery) in a couple of weeks so another thing to look forward to. :)

-Robert

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

I know exactly what you mean, Robert. This forum has made me need chloranthus spicatus, which is pretty much impossible to find. Just my luck!

That and a ton of other hard to find plants. I was reading old threads and found psoralea pinnata... Sigh!

I did get my phone back, thankfully. It was nerve wracking, especially since I rarely even use a computer for anything anymore -- I do everything on my phone!

More blooms!

Buddleia 'Nanho Blue'. Has a sweet honey/talcum powder scent. I want to say grape undertones, but I think that might just be because its purple :).

Gardenia 'Jubilation'. Pretty awesome scent for such a compact plant. Is a little less intense than my Miami Supreme, but only marginally. I would say less musky, maybe -- a little sweeter?

Stephanie

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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

Stephanie, I can send you some small cuttings of chloranthus. Just send me an email.

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fragrant2008

A few more

Magnolia 'Heaven scent' lavender scented

a conical Prunus i have no idea of the name but one of the best fragrant prunus i have so if any one could name it that would be brilliant (i know its a bit of a needle in a hay stack)



and my little old crap apple bonsai :) there is only so much room for trees so next best thing bonsai it :)

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Fragrant,

I love them all! Of course now I want to sniff Magnolia 'Heaven Scent' and your prunus!
Your bonsai is really cool! I bet the bees love it. :)

-Robert

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

I love your trees! I wish I could grow prunus, but I'm pretty sure they don't grow/flower here in fl.

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fragrant2008

Robert and botaniphile thank you for your kind comments and yes the bees do love it :)
botaniphile as much as i love my prunus i would swap the cold of the uk for sunny Fl any day of the week not only for my own health but i am sure the orchids would love it over there :)
p.s i think my prunus is Amanogawa or japanese flagpole cherry

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Fragrant, I used to hate the climate here, believe it or not. However, since my love (obsession?) for fragrant plants took off, I tend to agree with you. I still miss japanese maples, lilacs, peonies, and cherry blossoms, though :).

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fenius(9)

fragrant, your prunuses are fantastic, I got three this year but they only grew leaves... Only prunus mahaleb had three tiny flowers, neither showy or fragrant but I needed it for the spice! Your bonsai crap apple is malus hupehensis??

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Rosa âÂÂSombreuilâ (Rose).

Best year so far for it! My partner finally tied it down to the arbor (yes, I'm lazy) and it's covered in blooms. :)

-Robert

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Lonicera x heckrottii 'Gold Flame' (Honeysuckle).

Also it's best year. Smells awesome at night and on cool mornings.

Major bonus...the hummingbirds love it! :)

-Robert

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Philadelphus âÂÂSnowbelleâ (Mock Orange).

It's off to a slow start this year due to me digging it up and moving it in winter (that's one of my major problems...I'm seldom happy with where a plant is so I move a lot of them around every year).

Takes a week or so for the blooms to really smell awesome but when they do I'm constantly sniffing 'em!

-Robert

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fragrant2008

Beautiful plants Robert i to have a Mock orange and the fragrance is heavenly :) just shows what living in a different part of the world can do as mine is only now starting to break into leave let only bud :( at least i know i have that awesome scent still to come :)
And you have another fav of mine Honeysuckle one of the most reliable fragrant bloomers in my garden mine is not the same one as yours tho
fenius thank you and to be honest i have no idea i just know it as crap apple ;)
but here is another prunus for you :)

prunus Fragrant cloud

i love the way the flowers hang down like little bells

Another little gem Zaluzianskya i can not rate this little plant high enought small compact furry leaves hardy!!! survived the uk winter flowers are wonderfully fragrant evening/night and as a added bonus the leaves have a strong aroma :)
here is what is said online
"We nicknamed this the Mighty Atom, as although small, it really does pack a punch. In June, the evergreen dome is smothered with deep maroon buds which open during the early part of the day to reveal pure white heart shaped petals. Closing during the hottest part of the day they open again in the evening releasing a rich heady perfume. It just has to be seen (or smelt) to be believed. Prefers moist but well drained soil in sun or part shade. Height & spread 30cm (12âÂÂ). Half hardy perennial, down to around -5oC. "

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Ack! Why are you doing this to us, fragrant? Laugh.

Is that Zaluzianskya ovata? I tried Z. capensis years ago and it was okay. Now I want to try Z. ovata! :)

-Robert

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fragrant2008

muhaha Robert :D and yes it is Zaluzianskya ovata (Night Phlox)

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fragrant2008

Robert here is another one you must get if you do not already have

not in flower at the moment osmanthus x fortunei
(osamnthus fragrans x osmanthus heterophyllus)

a quote from one of best best books i have on fragrant plants
"most people assume this is a holly and it does look remarkably similar But its special attribute is its Gardenia like scent so powerful it can be recognizable over 100 yards away"

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

You're terrible! Just ordered some Zaluzianskya ovata seeds off eBay.
Now I'm googling Osmanthus x fortunei!

What's the name of your favorite book about fragrance?
I love reading about fragrant plants. :)

-Robert

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fragrant2008

Thanks Robert i just went into the bedroom to find that book for you and i smelled a fragrance had a quick look around and found my hoya parasitica panachee coming into bloom :)

now i just need to buy a decent camera so i can take better photos instead of these slightly out of focus mobile photos
oh and that book was Trees and Shrubs for Fragrance by Glyn Church

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Okay, fragrant. You're a dangerous friend to have. Just ordered the book off Amazon. At least it was only 4 bucks! Laugh.

How would you describe your hoya's scent? I've only read that it has a powerful scent but not if it is a sweet, musky, fruity, citrusy, etc. scent.

-Robert

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fragrant2008

haha yes it is not expensive i picked mine up from a second hand book stand at a big orchid show here in the uk i just liked the fact the guy was growing the plants in New Zealand and not some barmy tropical location :P

Hoya parasitica panachee i would say it is a musky kind of scent reminds me a lot like cestrum nocturnum nice from a distance but if you stick your nose right in can be a bit pew pew

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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

'Sweet Chariot' Rose, one of my favorite rose scents.

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fenius(9)

cool, i want the book and zaluzianskya too!!!
I have news on:
syringa josiflexa

glaucium flavum (I stole it from a nearby beach last year)

mysore mulli

gartentraume


singapore obtusa (like celadine minus the citrus..plain sunscreen that is)

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botaniphile(9b Tampa)

Wow, fenius! Your plants are gorg :). I wish I could smell that lilac!

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fragrant2008

i agree really like the syringa josiflexa :)

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dl99(4)

Hello friends,
I am sorry I haven't been posting lately. I am caring for my friend who is very sick and then between her kids and mine, there is no time to myself. I have been reading all your posts and enjoying the pictures and feeling very happy.

This one I have to tell you about - Daffodil Erlicheer/Summer Daffodil.

Back in April, on a regular shopping trip, this caught my eye and I didn't think much and bought it . I immediately planted since it was sprouting and it bloomed in less than 3 weeks!

The fragrance is delightful; similar to Ultra hand/Body lotion (by Jergens). It is sweet, strong not at all similiar to the regular paperwhites smell .

If you find time, you should try this. I looked up some websites -Easytogrowbulbs.com ,brent&becky etc , these bulbs are shipped in fall, however planted in early spring, they do not need the chill hence the name Summer daffodil.
They are cute double flowered with an exquisite fragrance to my nose.

This is a link to the pictures

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

musaboru,

How do you describe Sweet Chariot's scent? Now I want to sniff it! I'm a sucker for fragrant roses but they take up so much space and I normally end up digging them up and moving them endlessly around. Laugh.

fenius,

Wow! Your pics are gorgeous! Especially love the first 'Gartentraume' Rose pic. I've read it is very fragrant. Wow do you describe its scent?

dl99,

So sorry you're being run ragged. It's a busy, busy time for gardeners and having to care for others only stresses us more. My partner recently had surgery and I've been having to walk the dog, buy the groceries, take care of the house and my 5 million potted plants. Laugh.

Thank you for sharing the daffodil with us! I might try this one. :)

-Robert

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fenius(9)

dl99 & Robert I hope things get better soon! I know very well what you describe, I was a nurse/maid for my bf for two months last summer when he broke his leg :-(
the daffodil looks pretty btw and not like a standard daff (hate them!)
Gartentraume smells rosey and citrusy to me Robert with a lot of substance, the scent is a heavier than jacqueline (both are very strong) ..my dad said it is like a "real" rose perfume.. I don't have a lot to compare it to yet and I'm not sure I realise what this myrrh scent talk is all about regarding the old roses, still waiting for one to bloom..

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fenius(9)

oh, I almost forgot my grandiflora debut!!

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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Robert, Sweet Chariot has the damask scent of the old garden roses but I sense other notes such as cedar. I love it. A common rose I would say it smells closest to is Mr. Lincoln.

fenius, the grandiflora is so gorgeous!

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Thanks, musaboru. Wish I could find a local source for it. :(

Still digging my âÂÂSombreuilâ roses. I can smell them wafting in the breeze when I get home from work.
I love the shape of the blooms...though some look like normal roses many look like the ones in this picture I snapped this afternoon. :)

-Robert

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

I like the tiny spider hanging out in this rose!

-Robert

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fragrant2008

Another one :) looks like may is the best month for most of my fragrant plants

i believe this is AZALEA - DECIDUOUS pontica or could be Azalea Mollis 'Gold Topaz'

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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

My first Jasmine flower of the season, so fragrant!

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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

My gardenia frostproof is doing gloriously this year :)

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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

Pretty flowers but scent is muted in this gloomy weather. Im disappointed.

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Kemistry,

Is your first jasmine 'Belle of India'? Can't wait for mine to bloom (they're just sending out shoots and leaves right now)!

So far I've managed to not kill my Gardenia 'Veitchii'.
We got our first fully opened bloom today (started opening yesterday). Smells so good! My partner loves it. :)

Sorry to hear your plumies don't smell so much inside. I had the same experience. :(

-Robert

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Our 'Jude the Obscure' David Austin Rose is starting to open today. Love its scent and color! The scent is hard to describe...perfumey grapefruit?
Definitely one of our favorite roses.

-Robert

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

And I'm finally getting to sniff my pathetic Chloranthus spicatus!
I almost killed it by trimming its deep roots and trying to grow it in a shallow container.
We went to OKC yesterday and my friend's Chloranthus that I gave to her a year ago is lush and blooming its head off.
Made me feel ashamed for almost killing mine! :)

-Robert

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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

At least it's blooming. Lol. My plant is blooming too this evening. The mixture of gardenia and chickenfeet is truly indescribable.

Robert..wow.. that rose looks perfectly edible. So pretty! I want to re-try a fragrant mini rose but I'm not crazy enough ..yet. ; )

Yup that's Belle. The weather was really nice last month so she's all budding up. My jasmine Pikul ..which I severely neglect is setting buds too. I swear some of these plants are so tough. Even the Brugmansia you sent me (Chuck) is refusing to die... now I'm feeling bad. : )

This post was edited by kemistry on Mon, May 20, 13 at 5:27

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meyermike_1micha(5)

Um...AMAZING EVERYONE! I can't believe all the flowers that i DO NOT have...lol

Robert, I too find myself putting plants in different locations to make room for more..
That Chicken Foot is the cutest thing..Seriously!
I love the Roses too..

Di99..I hope everything works out and it's nice to see you. I had no idea that there was a Daffodil that actually was fragrant and always wondered if there was...

Fragrant 2008...I have a soft spot for Hoya, let me tell you! I am now the proud owner of over 24 of them..lol Beautiful! Love the Bonsai! Nice.

Here are a few of my fragrant plants although I am not that good on names like you all:-)

Fenius..Wowowowowo..You certainly have a gift there! Always wow! Look at them Plumeria flowers!

Kemistry..Do you think the Belle is very fragrant? I hope mines comes to bloom someday now that the warm nights are finally here along with humidity.:-)

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meyermike_1micha(5)

Pic I took yesterday:-0) I wish the pic quality was better but my camera is on it's way out.

Natal Plum

Fragrant Geranium

Lily of the Valley

Wysteria

Another Natal Plum

Couple of Azalea

One of my favorite Iris's!

Michelle Alba

MY favorite Annuals of all! Petunias...So sweet!

Gardenia

Confederate Jasmine

Last but not least, Daphne

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:21AM
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fragrant2008

Love them all :) but a few favs ;) always loved Wisteria have 3 as bonsai 2 blue 1 white so graceful and love the fragrance
what variety is your Gardenia? it looks really healthy :)
I am sure all are Michelia Albas are in flower now :) (right Robert ;) sorry ) and Finally what is the fragrance of Natal Plum like i have never grown that before but think its time to google it :)

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 11:32AM
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roseyd(6)

Goodness Mike! I can only imagine how nice your yard smells right now.

My irises have opened finally, over the weekend. I had to do some quick transplants for some of my oriental lilies - they aren't growing as fast as the hostas are - so, they got covered in hosta foliage. And drat it - I went food shopping and bought 2 more rose plants. "First Prize" and "Fragrant Delight". I didn't research them until this morning and I will be challenged to find sunny spots for what will someday be very large plants. (but I couldn't resist because the labels said they were 'very' fragrant.

I hope last night's rain will do all those transplants good. I hope we'll get more rain today - we're in a bit of a drought.

I did a lot of up-potting this weekend. The gardenia - is now in a 10 inch pot. I'm hoping that the 4" upgrade will mean that the plant will stop dropping buds, and turning yellow.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 11:49AM
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fragrant2008

only a few days left but a few more beauties have come into bloom :)

very fragrant cattleya

Michelia yunnanensis

One of my wisteria Bonsai

A brassia (another lost label DOH)

Hoya Obovata really nice Rose sent

and finally my Zaluzianskya has really gone in to full swing now love the fragrance

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 1:06PM
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fenius(9)

Great blooms guys!! I'm so jealous of your azaleas.. My first fragrant azalea seems dead, started putting out leaves then they shriveled and it turned back into a stick :''-((
ok, so I have these to sum up the month:

Oh, oh I also got the book about the fragrant trees and shrubs, it is so tempting me to look for australian natives again!...

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:48PM
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ThatAdeniumGuy

I can't wait for my indoor bougainvillea to bloom! I hope it will bloom for me this year, its growing like a weed!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 12:59PM
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fragrant2008

fenius that almost looks good enough to eat :) what is killing your Azaleas?? :(

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 1:29PM
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ThatAdeniumGuy

Victoria Amazonica - The Worlds Largest Water Lily

Each lily pad gets up to 10 feet across and a full grown human can stand on it as long as you spread the weight equally. A mature lily pad can take over 200 pounds of weight.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 7:27PM
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roseyd(6)

So an update of sorts - I think I'm in LOVE with the Michela Alba scent. I had the chance to sit close and personal with Mike Meyer's Alba on Sunday - I sat on the carpet and the Alba was at my shoulder and the blossoms just wafted at me... it was such a delightful experience ... I kept sniffing - not knowing the Alba was there - because I'd been in a deep conversation with his mom. And when I realized where it was coming from... WOW! such a shame that those plants are so big. I know Mike cuts his down a LOT - but it's still to big of a plant for my tiny apartment. I know I can't fit one ... but doesn't stop me from wanting one.

I wish they'd bottle that scent.

I worked on my yard on sunday and my fragrent roses are finally in resting in my front yard. I'm ready for some blooms any time. My older roses are all in bud. I must have 20 buds getting ready to open. I may not have many pictures for May - but June will be a challenge to keep up with them. :)

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 3:57PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Jasminum officinale!

-Robert

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 8:29AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Mike,

Love the Lily of the Valley growing in a pot!

Now you've got me wanting to start my petunia seeds! I know, I know...should have done that long ago but just seems like there's so much to do and not a lot of time to do it!

fragrant,

Love the cattleya! What do you think of M. yunnanensis' scent? I've read it smells like cinnamon?
I also love your Hoya obovata. How many hoyas do you grow? What's your fav for scent?

fenius,

Lovely bowl!

ThatAdeniumGuy,

I would love to some day smell the blooms from that giant water lily! I've read they have a pineapple scent at night?

Rosey,

Really wish my M. alba would hurry up and bloom already so I can finally find out what all the hype is about! Laugh.

-Robert

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 10:36AM
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fragrant2008

Thank you Robert :) i have 9 Hoya 2 of which have never flowered :( well to date they have not i keep wishing and hoping tho :) oh and a new one on the way (Hoya lacunosa x OBSCURA) for me Hoya lacunosa is my fav with hoya obovata a close second
As for M. yunnanensis' i have not really had the time to appreciate the fragrance as i have been doing a lot of over time at work (more spare cash for new plants :P ) but the weather man does say it is going to be sunny here this weekend so i will get back to you on the fragrance

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 1:00PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

9 hoyas! You're making me and Kemistry look like amateurs! Laugh.
Is your hybrid between lacunosa and obscura 'Sunrise'? That's one of the many I want to try someday. :)

Got some more blooms to add to the thread.

My 'Dauben' water lily is finally blooming! It has a light rose scent though I too will need to wait until a sunny weekend to really get the full effect. Laugh.

-Robert

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 2:29PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Rhododendron viscosum (swamp azalea)!
It's a very small plant with just a few blooms but if I bend down it has a lovely scent that doesn't smell like cloves at all to me.

-Robert

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 2:32PM
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