Zoot!!! Come on now, I am sure that Dan is an omnivore!!!!
Mici, right, there is no other scent on this earth that I can compare to the sweet scent emitted from the entrance of a hive and it is surprising how far away one can detect this aroma. Beautiful.
Wait. I think that I do know something that smells nearly as nice, it is one or two flowers. I grow them, they are night scented flowers, their petals opening at dusk, remaining open all night long and closing with the daylight approaching. Any guesses? I have written about these before....think.
Night-scented stock (matthiola bicornis) and nicotiannas (many species).
Honestly forum members. If you enjoy to sit outside in the evenings, resting, or whatever and you enjoy intoxicating fragrances from flowers, plant the night scented stock. You will never regret growing this untidy little plant by day, but when the sun goes down!!! Watch out.
During my tenure with my small greenhosue business, I pushed this species of stock on my clients. It is like when one discovers something wonderful, you gotta tell the world. So many of my clients just looked at me like I was from outer space when I tried to push this little plant on them. But they complied. They trusted me.
Everyone that ever brought these little stragglers into their lives came back the following year to tell me of their experience with fragrance and how grateful that I was so pushy to "make" them try.
I was so anal retentive about pushing this plant, if they refused to buy one, (actually I sold them is groups of 3 to a pot), I would give them one. They were not leaving the nursery without one in their basket. I wanted to share the joy of the fragrance. And as I said, not narry a soul ever regretted that "pushy" woman.
Dare to explore that particular world of fragrance. Tell me in the fall if you did or if you did not, what your thoughts were, if you were grateful for me to extend this extremely long post about:
NIGHT SCENTED STOCK (MATTHIOLA BICORNIS)
and one that comes to a close second
Do it. You will not be disappointed. Plants the plants near where you can catch their alluring fragrance after the sun sets. Have the most wonderful day, dream of the summer to come. Cindi