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...cowgirlj.....Flowers (more addiction)
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WallSal55    Posted 06-29-2003 at 12:20:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
They say that white flowers are more fragrant.
So, I go around the yard (and flower/garden
shops doing the nose test) to see if it's true.
Well, so far my white roses and my white lilacs
do have that heavenly scent on a cool south
breeze on a spring/summer day or spring/summer evening.
The lady who lived her before for at least
30 yrs. knew what she was doing. She also
belonged to a garden club. (I have a terrible
time keeping my hub from tearing out what she
left behind).
So now and then I get the urge to try something white!

Patria / PR    Posted 06-29-2003 at 14:44:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know what you're saying WallSal.

When I built my wood home, 18 years ago,[the common construction in PR is in concrete], I wanted a plant that would bloom fragrant flowers.
I chose Garnenia Radicans, and planted it 10 yards away from the kitchen window.
The evening breeze will fill the kitchen with the sweet comforting fragrance.


cowgirlj    Posted 06-29-2003 at 13:09:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well...I'll have to test the "white" theory. I'm envious that you had an existing garden to work with. I started with nothing this year. It is more or less an experimental year here to see what does well at these high altitudes.
I have a thing for color, because my Mom was a flower freak too. She loved bright vivid and rare colors. I like to think when she passed away, that God put her in charge of coloring the flowers.

Mountain Momma    Posted 10-23-2006 at 22:37:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My grandma loved her roses - so I have planted them in my front yard. But since her favorite was Lilac (I think it is really called a garden blue) it is my favorite. Grandma always said to find rusty old nails and to put them in thee ground around them to improve their color and smell and so far this seems to work well. I'm also trying in the fall a recipe from the green gardener and he reccommends to put the following around the roses in the fall and the spring: 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt along with 1/2 cup of rabbit food (the green alfalfa pellets) and I have used that around my roses that are doing poorly with great success the following year.

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