Already thinking about winter blooms
Even though it's still August and we're still suffering through a terrible drought I couldn't help myself and broke down and ordered a few plants to hopefully get me through the long dark days of winter. I figured they'll all be small plants that I can put on the kitchen windowsill to be out of the way but still get sun.
I ordered a Sweet Olive (Osmanthus fragrans 'Fudingzhu'), a Honey Bells (Hermannia verticillata) and a Ponderosa Lemon (Citrus limon). I should be able to keep some out at night depending on the evening temperatures which should help with bud formation. Honey Bells requires crazy chilly temps in the evenings (30's to 50's). It might be a challenge to get it to bloom but maybe not! As long as I keep it under the eave of the house or in the garage and watch the forecasts I think I can do it. :)
Logee's scent description was just too tempting for me to pass up. I wonder if they really do smell like honey?
Has everyone else thought about fragrances to get them through the winter?