Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A Fragrant Former First Lady
I walked outside this evening and almost swooned from the heady fragrance filling the garden. I looked around for the source, thinking one of the Triumphator lilies had opened. But the buds were tight, as you can see from this picture and I continued searching the area for the plant responsible for this perfume.
I didn't remember Rain Lilies being fragrant but I bent down and sniffed them anyway. I forgot to mention that in addition to the weekend's rain, we got one heck of a storm on Monday evening. The thunder and lightning were intense and the rain came down pretty hard (no flooding, though). The Rain Lilies have been putting on quite a show since then.
Then I stooped to smell the Laura Bush Petunias: I almost toppled over from the sweet aroma wafting from those blooms. I didn't realize that Petunias are often most fragrant in the evening. If the heat and humidity permit, I'll spend a little time outside each evening enjoying these.