Long Branch Garden Tour

Fragrances in Gardens

June 23 – A rainy day finally. Reminds me of the garden tour two years ago with its rainy start.

After the rain with bent heads and their petals all over the ground we cut back some of our peonies and fed them to the compost.  In the back yard a snow like covering of white wild rose petals lays over the wet path and plants near the shed.

Our fragrant flowers manifest themselves at different times and in different places.  The strongest fragrances come from directly inhaling them.  However, the subtler and more surprising scents come by walking through a local concentration of flower perfumes in the still air of early morning or evening while….doing some gardening. 

Thanks to Susan who contributed a series of roses all beautiful and many of which are quite fragrant.