What fragrant plant/flower is most evocative to you of Louisiana?

flowersandthings(MidAtlantic 6/7)March 24, 2006

What fragrant plant/flower is most evocative to you of Louisiana?

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mrskjun(9)

For me it has to be jasmine. When it is in full bloom the rich smell wafts through the entire neighborhood. Sometimes I sit on my porch and must look like that guy in the Febreeze commercial.

Betty

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 6:52PM
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harper(8)

Mine would be gardenias. They're the last pleasant reminder of spring before our brutal summers set in. I keep a Votivo gardenia scented candle in the house during the summer for that reason.

Harper

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 7:33PM
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down_south_LA(z8 La)

Gardenias, when they are in bloom, it is heavenly

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 9:54PM
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bigoledude(SE Louisiana)

Sweet Olive! About 15 years ago I was standing on the outdoor bacony of an uptown 4-plex and I caught the fragrance of sweet olive but, could not see the shrub from which the fragrace was coming. So, I asked the lady who was showing her house to us, where the Sweet Olive bush was . She pointed to a tree directly in front of me and explained that her great-grandmother had planted it and it was now nearly 80 years old and 30 feet tall! How delightful was that old Sweet Olive and the balcony setting it helped create.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 3:31AM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

I would have to say a tie between night blooming jasmine, gardenia, and magnolia flowers
~SJN

    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 11:00AM
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mrskjun(9)

I forgot about gardenias, that has to be as high on my list as jasmine. I planted one right outside my backdoor and under my kitchen window. Right now it is covered with buds.

Betty

    Bookmark   March 27, 2006 at 5:35AM
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brenda_near_eno(Z7a)

It was traditional in creole homes to plant white butterfly ginger outside windows and doors on the prevailing wind-side (usually SW) of the house. Then open the windows and let the fragrant breeze in. I am so thankful that it will grow here in my NC garden, as it did in my mother's New Orleans and Ocean Springs gardens.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2006 at 3:28PM
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muddy_hands(z10 S. Fl.)

First thing that came to mind was gardenia.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2006 at 12:02AM
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sampizz(Z9 NOLA)

Without question, it's the sweet, lemony, fresh and spicy scent of the Magnolia.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 9:25PM
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piglet6721(9)

Hey guys! New to the forum. But I'd have to say a tie between gardenia, star jasmine, and the sweet magnolia. I have all three and love them all! The jasmine is the star of my yard right now!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2006 at 9:32PM
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greenelf06

Hey, I'm not new. I'm usually in and out of here and hanging out mostly in the rose forum when I do. We just moved back to Louisiana after living in Alabama for three years. I agree Sweet Olive is a favorite since I was a young girl. And of course Magnolia. Ah, its good to be back home!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 10:59PM
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keiththibodeaux(z9a)

Finally a topic dear to my heart. In the last year I discovered smell. Yes Jasmine fills the garden in the evening. But then there are 4 O'clocks. And then try Angel's Trumpets. Or Acidanthera. Or Moon Flower. If you have not tried some scent gardening, you have not yet gardened. Antique roses. For most it is in the late afternoon/early evening that you have to walk the gardens to appreciate, but you have not gardened until you get past the visual and into the scent. I promise it will add an entirely new dimension to your gardening. Enjoy.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Garden Journal

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 1:55AM
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cynni_g

For me it is the Sweet Olive. I believe Heaven will smell just like it.

Cynni_G

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 7:20PM
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