Paeone post script - Fragrance

James Waddick
Thu, 15 May 2008 21:10:51 PDT
>  However, I have come to the conclusion
>that this is such a subjective thing, that it is almost beyond
>comprehension: even for two people standing in front of the same

Dear Iain and all,
	Robin you took the words out of my mouth.

	Fragrance is not touched on in 'The Genus Paeonia' and I have 
already remarked on my lack of interest in the topic as key 
	A few years ago on this forum, I wrote of my being over 
powered by the scent of Tulbaghia simmleri (aka T. fragrans). This 
was followed by comments mostly by the Late Dave Karnstedt that he 
could not smell anything on his. He had the typical form and mine was 
alba. We exchanged plants and I eventually found his just as 
overpowering and he found mine just as unscented as his. Cultivation? 
Lack of sensitivity? Variation in perception? Who knows?

	There's some bulbs I just prefer not to have in the house 
like Paper White Narcissus - just way too intense and so many 
night-blooming, white-flowered plants seem to have an intense odor 
too: Sansevieria come to mine.

	I freely admit to the joy of having an intense scent in the 
garden like Lilium formosana on a warm summer night.  And yes some 
Lilacs (Syringa) are delightfully scented. But that's just me.

		Best		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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