Fragrances that Surprise--TOW

Rodger Whitlock
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 17:46:01 PDT
On 12 Apr 04 at 17:04, Boyce Tankersley wrote:

> I've never thought of Narcissus as being all that fragrant. Earlier
> in my horticulture career I am sure I must have stuck my nose in a
> few Daffodils and I know in my part-time high school job as a
> florist deliveryman they didn't seem to have a fragrance at all.
> So imagine my surprise when my questing nose for the most wonderful
> fragrance late one spring brought me to a small flowered Narcissus
> with grasslike foliage - Narcissus jonquilla, or one of its hybrids.
> I've added to the 'must have's' of my garden and have enjoyed this
> fragrant delight ever since.

I have large pots of several of the big triandrus hybrids -- Liberty 
Bells for example -- on my front porch. At night when it's cool, 
there's a delicious scent from them. Not strong, but definitely 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
"To co-work is human,
to cow-ork, bovine."

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