Saturday, April 13, 2013

Scented Saturday

Despite cold, stormy weather, flowers are blooming before the rain pounds them into droopy mush. This hyacinth bent under the weight of water.

 I started this daphne from a cutting years ago. A bad freeze during the winter killed most of its leaves. It looks like a stick with a few little pom-poms on the end but it's the best-perfumed plant in the Northwest, with a complex, haunting scent.

This vine is just opening. I could smell the honeysuckle-like scent in the air yesterday evening, despite the cold. The vine seems to like hanging out on the deck.


Maybe somebody knows what it is? It doesn't look like photos of honeysuckle.

Somebody's favorite year-round smell is that of dirty dishes.


  1. What a bummer about your soggy hyacinths. They're one of our mom's favorites!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  2. Those are some pretty flowers. Sorry to hear about the rain damaging some of them. At least your plants have started to bloom. We're still stuck on snow and hail.

  3. Those are very PURTY!!! Ma just loves the Hyacinths, she is lovin' the orange blossoms that are perfuming the air in our neighborhood! She just breathes in deeeeeep and 'awwwwwwe'!
    LOVE this time of year!
    pees: LOVE the washy machine thingy, too!! hehehe

  4. We really enjoy finding these neighborhood scents
    Benny & Lily

  5. So beautiful! Hyacinths are some of our absolute favorite flowers. Dirty dishes? Not so much...

  6. that vine is Akebia quinata aka chocolate vine