Here are my few blooms in july. More will be coming soon
double Rangoon creeper
Grand Duke Supreme
Artabotrys from green Mart(Many many many ....... thanks to musaboro)
Dinner plate dahlia
Hydrangea glowing ember
Belle of india
Yay! A July thread! We can always start a part 2 if we reach 150 posts like we did with the June thread. :)
Beautiful flowers, Bunti! What are your thoughts on the scent of the double Rangoon creeper?
My 'Celadine' Plumeria is finally blooming! I bought this as a rooted cutting last year from Almost Eden. The scent is light which is disappointing but I'm wondering if I just need to be patient (which I'm terrible at). Laugh.
Came home at lunch and what I thought was going to be a 'Casa Blanca' lily turned out to be Gold Band (Lilium auratum var. platyphyllum) instead! Didn't have time to enjoy the scent but visually they look great with the false sunflowers behind them. :)
Bunti - what kind of hibiscus is that? I really like the look of it.
Robert1971 - your plumeria are always so beautiful. jealous.
Thanks! I've got inflos coming along but not many flowers to sniff right now.
Bunti's hibiscus is Hibiscus Ã¢ÂÂJapanese LanternÃ¢ÂÂ (Hibiscus schizopetalus) .
Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Lantern Hibiscus
That's strange. Celadine is supposed to be very fragrant. Maybe the scent will be stronger tmr?
Bunti I'm in awe of your Belle. And that Duke Supreme looks good as well. : )
Bunti, your plants look great as always! I love you belle of India, what are you feeding it.. wow.. so many buds/blooms. Where did you get your double rangoon creeper?
Robert, I bought 'celadine' from almost eden too and it is budding now, I have so much expectation on the scent of this one.. I hope I won't be disappointed.
Brassavola nodosa blooming! I've decided it must attract the same nocturnal moths as Brunfelsia gigantea since it smells similar to Brunfelsia gigantea. Sort of that soapy clove like scent.
Anyone else notice this?
Belle of india is having many buds, but they are weak/small. I want to ask robert for suggestion. Whenever I change the potting soil do i need to cut the roots?
Grand duke supreme had even bigger blooms 2 years back.
Rangoon creeper does have good scent. I like it too.
sneezy weed( one of my favorites)
Gladiolus( somany colors are there but because of rain all the stems fallen to ground)
All, I think that the rave about the classic plumeria scent is when there are several blooms open at once. I notice it on my Singapore. A single flower is quite light, but when several are open, it's way more noticeable.
Bunti, those jasmines are blooming their heads off! What a sight.
'Dragon Tears' has a light scent
Nice musky scent. The flowers on this seem to last a little longer than normal oriental lilies.
And my Artabotrys again. The flowers are larger than before. I finally got a whiff of the melon aspect in it's scent and I love it even more and more now. At first I thought it was a lot like Michelia figo but the melon notes make it so much better. I am thirsty for a melon-flavored soda now. :))
I love these 'what's blooming this month' threads!
I do trim my roots in the spring after shaking off as much of the old potting mix as possible.
Your Belle looks amazing! So many blooms!
My Belle blooms average about 2 inches though I also get some that are 1 1/2 across.
I'm agreeing with Dar that we just need to sniff an inflo with lots of open blooms. I sniffed my neighbor's 'Celadine' (at least that's what I think it is) and the scent strength was pretty similar to mine.
Quit getting me interested in artabotrys! Laugh.
I don't think I would dig the melon scent but I know some have more of a lemon scent which I love.
Maybe one day. :)
Great smell. Usually freesia reminds me of a powdery apricot smell, similar to a primrose, but this year the summer heat has sweetened up its scent. Still that great freesia scent but has no powdery note. Nice!
My aglaia is blooming at the perfect time of the year. Scent wafts beautifully. And that pure sweet, lemony scent... There are only two flowers that smell so pure.. to me at least.. lotus and this plant!
I have had this hoya obscura for over 2 years now. This will be my first hoya bloom. Been waiting for so long. : )
Beautiful pics, Kem!
I love the apricoty scent of freesias.
My Aglaia odorata has buds that are just about to start smelling good. Can't wait!
So jealous of your H. obscura! Mine is growing like a weed but I haven't spotted any peduncles. :(
Please let us know your thoughts on its scent when it finally opens!
Jasminum tortuosum! When the first single bloom opened I wasn't that impressed and thought the light, clean scent reminded me of J. nitidum however now that more are open I'm liking it's fresh, sorta citrusy scent more and more. :)
What's the price of your artabotrys ? And can you describe the fragrance differece between belle of India and grand duke supreme?
This post was edited by greendou on Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 23:07
That's a beautiful shot of the jasmine. I like the smell of nitidum. Like light mock orange to my nose. Wish I have more sun & space to grow these jasmines. : )
I sniff and sniff and sniff every single fricken hoya I ever meet. and I have never once found a fragrant one. I'm so jealous.
Not much in the fragrance department. But I do have some this month.
First... Golden Magic gardenia. If your not a fan of that creamy yellow colour that gardenias take on when they are old, this is not the gardenia for you lol.
Smells, acts, looks just like mystery. But the flowers turn to a bright buttery yellow with white centers after being open for a day.
This post was edited by Ordphien on Thu, Jul 4, 13 at 15:26
This is a grocery store mini. It's a very full lavender rose with a strong lemon fragrance. I've only had it for a month and its sent out three strong canes and 12 buds. Very happy with it so far. The guard petals are so shockingly pink on this rose, that I had to check to make sure it was the lavender rose.
My other lavender roses have pink guard petals, but not this intense.
The camera didn't capture it well...
It also seems prone to blooming in clusters... I'll post the first bloom when it fully opens.
did I mention its super fragrant? It wafts.
This rose is also a grocery store mini. I'm quite pleased with it.
It's very disease resistant, is never without a bloom, has a beautiful folk bushy shape, and smells heavenly.
Iwould say it smells like... a white wine based perfume. like my nemesia.
But stronger and more poignant.
Unknown white rose... Smells heavily of baby powder.
Growth! On my grand duke!
Can u trade grand duke of tuscany supreme and jasmine azoricun and belle of India cuttings if you can root for me that will be great . I have rotted maid of orlean and cestrum nocturnum plant( queen of the night)
I have 2 little kids, Dog and my job. I really don't have time to take care of my plants. so I have listed most of my plants on ebay. lot of them are already gone. And even i am making room in my house too. Sorry to say this.
I do have maid of orleans and don't want night queen.
Do you have any other plants mostly out door? You can check my trading page.
'Goldflame' Honeysuckle in bloom; Another lovely plant from dogwooderitternet on eBay.
And man, oh, man, this one is a good wafter. It smells a lot like Pantene Pro-V. It's in a hanging basket so I unhooked it and I took it yards away from any windows to make sure the scent was actually coming from these flowers.
Yay finally my Hoya obscura is blooming. This plant was bought from Kartuz in 2011. My first hoya bloom ever!
It has a strong, (really) sweet vanilla scent. Someone says it smells like fruit loop cereal.. I don't smell any fruity note but I definitely get that sweet, sugary, cereal-like smell. Doesn't blow me away like the big ones (aka Michelia alba, aglaia odorata etc) but definitely a nice scent. : )
I just got a wif of my Murraya Paniculata - Mock Orange earlier, I love the smell of this jasmine and wish I had a perfume exactly like it. Smells so beautiful, LIKE HEAVEN
Wow the hoya is getting stronger at night. I finally know why its scent is so familiar.. it has a musky note that reminds me of the stargazer lily. : ) Its scent is pervasive at night. Amazing wafter. I'm beginning to love it. : )
And then here is the Freesia again. The flowers are bright yellow, so cheerful. And its fragrance is just so pretty. Another amazing wafter.
This post was edited by kemistry on Sun, Jul 7, 13 at 5:11
kemistry congrats on your hoya flowers glad you like the scent i think more people should be growing them ;)
beautiful healthy looking Murraya sunpetal yours is just ahead of my bonsai version first flowers just starting to swell i also love the fragrance but technically its more of a citrus then a jasmine :P
So jealous of Kemistry's green thumb. Laugh.
Here's my Hoya obscura 'Major' that I too got from Kartuz and it's growing like mad but no blooms.
Guess I need to be patient but now that I know it's going to smell awesome it's hard to wait! :)
Grrr.... I can't find any fragrant hoyas near me.
In other news.... fragrant dahlias anyone?
Seriously though.... I went to snip a dahlia I've had for years for a vase. My kitten ( who was helping water the patio plants) wanted love, so I nuzzled his face.
And to my surprise, my dahlia has a fragrance!
It's not strong, and very strange. I would liken it to a very light brassia orchid.
Which is like... hyacinth and baby powder with strong notes of creme
It's extremely faint and I have a very sensitive nose. But it's there.
The kitten ( still unnamed) is in the photo as well, since he helped discover it. Plus he's a cute kitten.... and I like sharing him.
Are you sure you're not smelling your kitten? Haha I'm just kidding. Cute kitten! I love dahlia, especially the red ones. : )
Robert that hoya of yours is a monster! I'm surprised you don't see any peduncles on it yet. Check again? Lol.
This post was edited by kemistry on Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 21:14
Ordphien, cute kitten! And, kittens can smell good too. :-)
The hoya was not in bloom when I wen to Logee's. :-(
Robert looking at your hoya again I wonder if it needs a bit more sun? The leaves are too green I think.
Tina, how's your michelia alba? Post some pics! : )
That kitten is awfully cute!
Thanks for the hoya tip. I do like when the leaves turn red.
I'm going to give it direct morning and evening sun (it gets filtered sun during the day).
Fingers crossed and thanks for the tip! :)
Looks like this might be the last of my lilies. Guess all my 'Casa Blanca' croaked which sucks since they are my fav for scent. They have an awesome clove like perfume.
Oh, well...guess I need to buy some more next spring!
Bunti, i left a message on your old post few days ago, ..This years first blooms.. was the topic. I was wondering if you had a chance to look at it...
I finally have something to post!
My Gardenia jasminoides 'Fortuniana' bloomed!
Oh, the fragrance. Soft flowery with a hint of coconut!
I brought it inside for the night since Oriental beetles are eating the majority of my plants. They have been nibbling on the gardenias.
My husband doesn't pay attention to plants. Five minutes ago he stated "It smells like Hawaii in the house. "
Mmm...wish I could sniff that gardenia!
My jasminum molle is blooming. It's a great wafter!
Got 3 new babies and one is blooming!
Jasminum simplicifolium subsp australiense (aka J. volubile) has some blooms that are slightly musky. I think I'm really going to like this one!
Also got Clerodendrum bungei thanks to Butterfly's post!
Finally in the back is Cymbidium Ensifolium 'Long Yen Su Xin'.
I've always wanted a cymbidium and this one is supposed to smell similar to Aglaia odorata (lemony scent). Yum!
Oh, almost forgot...guess I got 4 new babies. Laugh.
Not pictured is a small plant of Brassavola 'Kiilani Stars' (hybrid of B. 'Little Stars' and B. perrinii). Really wanted the species Brassavola perrinii however the ones I found were expensive and this small plant was less than twenty with S&H (I don't want to hear about how I'm rationalizing my choices. Laugh). :)
You have beautiful flowers.
I live in Dallas, TX and have been looking for Belle of India jasmine for the past 2 years. Here in Dallas I could find Arabian Jasmine, Maid of Orleans, Grand Duke Sambac etc in big box stores and local nurseries but never Belle of India.
I have had issues before with Jasmine plants with online vendors, I prefer to see the plant with flowers before I buy or would like to get recommendations for online nurseries from folks like you who already have blooming Belle of India.
This post was edited by nandakumar on Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 23:36
You can buy from almostedenplants. I have got few plants from them. Customer service is also very good.
All the best.
If you want cuttings, I can share with you. I can share GDS.
GDS propagates easily. rest of them I haven't tried. my Belle of india stems are not really strong very very thin. Azoricum is also not really big.
Thanks bunti, will check out almostedenplants for Belle of India
Btw, when you say GDS, is it 'Grand Duke Sambac' or 'Grand Duke Supreme'? I'm told that Supreme variety flowers come in bunches and regular Grand Duke with one flower per stem. is there any other difference?
Below are the pictures of my 'Grand Duke of Tuscany', which has only one flower per stem
Grand Duke of Tuscany plant. I think I may need to prune this to raise as a bush
This post was edited by nandakumar on Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 23:38
GDS means grand duke supreme.
GDS has bigger blooms than grand duke.
Both of them can have bunch of flowers on one stem.
Can you post the closeup photo of grand Duke plant.
Thanks again bunti,
I have two Grand Duke plant, one is a older plant and other is a relatively new plant, which so for had only one flower.
Yes, You are right, Grand Duke stem also has bunch of flowers, at least two in my older grand duke in the below picture
Older Grand duke branch/leaves closeup
Older grand duke plant close up. It has lost some leaves but has lot of new growth. It is about 5 feet tall and I'm growing it on trellis
New Grand Duke pictures
Also could you please help identify another Jasmine plant, I got this from a local nursery in Dallas and the name tag just said Jasmine, the flowers look similar to Mysore mulli but bigger. It doesn't have any flowers now, below are the pictures of the plant
Your GD is GD supreme, not Tuscany. I have both of them. Supreme 's leaves are longer than Tuscany's.
This post was edited by greendou on Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 14:24
Last 2 plants are Grand Duke Tuscany. rest of them are grand duke supreme
Thanks bunti and greendou,
holy moly, for the last one year I thought my Jasmine is GD Tuscany and was thinking to buy or order GD Supreme. Good that I came to this forum and reached out to experienced forum members like you.
Among all (13) of my Jasmine plants, last 2 Jasmine plants (in my above posting), which as per bunti are GD Tuscany are slow growers. They had lot of flowers for their size but only one plant had one new shoot.
Will update the forum when I get flowers in the now revealed GD Tuscany.
My Artabotrys opened. I feel this smells different when compared with my other Artabotrys I have got from dhan.
Thank you very much to Musaboro.
Hi Nandakumar & Bunti,
Just a new member of this site saw all your jasmine plant pictures they are very interesting , I too own some jasmine plant i.e Grade duke , Azoricum, Mysore Mulli, Nitidum,Arabian jasmine,confederate Planning to buy jui and Flora plena and tortusum. I stay in Dallas, Texas would love to keep in touch with you all plant lovers. Usually I do buy plants from Logees and http://www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com/ I have a variety of hardy hibiscus (Rose of sharon) different colors would love to share with you all.
Logees is a good source. But their plants are small and expensive. If you want something that you don't find any where, you can order from logees.
I have been collecting plants since 2005. I have killed few plants. Still learning..
Welcome to the forum and even I'm a newbie to this forum.
Many experts and experienced gardeners are active in this forum and they are always ready to share their experience and willing to help.
I too live in DFW area.
Hey guys!! I'm back from a short vacation and can't keep up with all your beautiful blooms!! I see july is sambac month!..
Robert your jasmines are beautiful, Kem hoya obscura looks pretty, is it ok to grow them in such big pots? I have mine in tiny ones for fear of rotting them..
Bunti, tell us more about your artabotrys' scent difference, is this hexapetalus? I think dhan's is siamensis..
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the flower so much. I have seen the flower in the morning while going to work. I just sniffed and left to work. I feel its scent is different from dhans artabotrys.
I feel it smells like jackfruit. I am not good at describing smells.
I don't know whether it is heapetalus or Siamensis...
lol this list is getting nearly as big as flowering in june :P
Gardenia jasminoides 'Fortuniana' looks awesome real stunner
Here are a few of mine for july
one of my many michelia figos love there fragrance
Hoya Parasitica Panachee flowering again been a good year for my hoyas some are flowering for the 3rd time
orchid Cochleanthes Moliere
my 1st Murraya Paniculata flower for this year loads of buds just waiting for them all to explode in to flower
Cestrum nocturnum in full flower
my epiphyllum oxypetalum 2nd time flowering this year did not catch it fully open :(
another epiphyllum but only a faint fragrance
very fragrant Lonicera (Honeysuckle) americana
this is a air layering of Mount Etna broom fabulously fragrant i highly recommended this plant
and here is the daddy plant in my garden
hope you are all having a great summer
fenius, my hoya is still in a 6" pot. Last year it didn't grow much but this year i think it is doing catching up. Lots of growth! I find that these hoya have a shallow root system.. Very little roots also.
Here was a full blooming lavender field I went to last weekend. It was glorious. To be there and to breathe in that scent.. it was amazing!
NOID zygopetalum. very fragrant
NOID mini cattleya. Also very fragrant.
Another NOID zygopetalum.
Less fragrant than the other one but still wonderfully fragrant.
Beautiful orchids Ordphien :)
Thank you.... I need more named varieties and less
My Arabian Jasmine has started up making buds.
And my Grand Duke that I thought I killed has burst into life, tons of new growth.
And a bud! My first ever Grand Duke bud.... I'm so excited.
It's directly next to my patio table too so I'm excited to smell it wafting.
I just wanted to tell everyone Thank You for posting all
those wonderful pictures.
I felt like I was reading a wonderful plant magazine.
Thanks again, to every one of you.
Hey! Wait for me, the month isn't over yet!!!
(great orchids Ordphien!)
Ok, it's not much but here's what I have now:
Proiphys amboinensis (very light fragrance)
my telosma finally bloomed too!
a cymbidium kanran
A single tuberose (yet so strongly fragrant, kem was right!)
That's interesting fenius. Your telosma is more orange than yellow in color. Do you like its scent?
I do, and it's really strong!..sort of lemony/musky with hint of violets.The flowers open yellow-green but end up orange after a couple of days..
Where did you find a single tuberose?
I desperately want one but can only find the double version locally.
Thanks, I'm really loving orchids, got into them a couple years ago.
Still have a fondness for NOIDS lol.
and I forgot to say.... Thank you guys! For complimenting my kitten, who has since been named Dorian.
And just to check I went and smelled the dahlia without him there. It still has a scent lol... still faint. I wonder if one could breed the scent to be stronger.
Your cymbidium kanran is so....o pretty and nice shot.
Awesome, fenius! I hope my telosma will bloom this year too : )
Interesting note on the dahlia. The other week I sniffed a coneflower (Echinacea) for the first time in my life, and while its scent was faint, it was outstanding!!!
This post was edited by kemistry on Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 17:38
Thank you guys!
Ordphien, I got them on ebay after I saw a post here ,you can find it from a while ago, the ebay name was timberviewflowerfarm... I don't think he has them now but if you contact him he might offer some again next spring.. Oh, and regarding the cute kitty, as long as you don't name him Durian...!
After a bit of googling.. I've found that there are a few Echinacea that are scented. Nice! I need to grow one. : )
My goodness, I've never seen so many beautiful, flowering plants in one thread.
I envy you gals and guys your unusual Lilies, too.
Ordphien's precious un-named kitty is adorable...Have you chosen a name yet?
I haven't taken many pics this summer, but there are a few.
Okay, the first might be silly..it's some type of weed. But the flowers are sooo fragrant, pretty, and attracts bees and butterflys..
Variegated Morning Glory, double blooms
Hibiscus, that needed a drink
Maybe I took more pics than I thought. :) Toni
The one I'm proudest of, since this plant was given to me, almost dead about 6 weeks ago. She had been dried - and all her leaves turned so brown I had to cut away half of her branches.
But she's been doing much better - and, she'd been showing quite a few buds - although, she's dropped quite a few of them too. This beautiful flower presented itself when I opened up the shade to get in her weekly watering session.
So, goes to show what full indirect light will do for a gardenia plant... this probably isn't thriving - but she appears healthy. I'm so happy to see her flower!
So while my MOO jasmine at home has 35 buds (none yet opened) - I still am most impressed that I salvaged a gardenia plant.
(Yes, I'm patting myself on the back!) :D
LOVE THE variety of orchids that folks have posted! Makes me want to go orchid shopping again...
", I'm patting myself on the back!" and so you should be :) as much as i love Gardinia they can be very fickle plants hoping i have more luck with the hardy varieties yours is looking happy and healthy roseyd :)
and just for you a few more orchids in flower
vanda coerulea var Rosea
Burrageara nelly isle fragrant
Oncidopsis Papageno 'Mi Amour'!!! Fragrant!!! one i got from Canada
epiphyllum cooperi one of the best if not the best for fragrance well worth staying up at night just to get a sniff
Rose, my goodness, where have you been??
I haven't seen you since late winter/early spring.
Where have you been hiding??
Ah, you're new interest is Orchids? They are beautiful. I'd like to find a variegated, fragrant type..
However, I don't know enough about Orchids, including names, so I could browse around
I hope you're well. Good luck Orchid hunting..:) Toni
hopefulauthor- try looking at neofinetia orchids. There's many types of variegation and scented to boot. Phal schilleriana has mottled silvery leaves and fragrant flowers...
I'm sure there's more..
Abraham Darby rose again.
just thought I'd share cause... I planted it a couple months ago. and I counted today and it has 63 buds on it. I'm quite pleased
Ordphien...Thanks for the suggestions.
Any nursery recommendations?
I have one or two 'baby' variegated Phals, barely hanging on. One was purchased from Thailand..arrived when cold
I also have O. Philo Schilleriana, purchased 2009. This pic was taken 2011...need to update photos..
For some reason your last photos didn't come up. At least on my puter screen. All I see is a red X. Toni