Nothing says summer like elegant flowers that put your nose in a swoon:
The exotic Asia Lily perennially comes up in the same pot every year and by August puts out about 12-15 of these long lasting blooms that smell as exotic as they look. As a cut flower they will last a week. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Yes, the common and sometimes considered invasive “Butterfly Bush” is usually lavendar, but we have at least and only ONE that lavishes these gorgeous white flowerlets. The smell is intoxicating to butterflies and hummingbirds and even for me. However, I’m not sure of it’s romantic beauty since sometimes a whiff of the Butterfly Bush flowers brings back memories of being at a big funeral where hundreds of flowers are….yes, it’s a dense rich smell here that these little creamy flowers bring back.
The fabulous Dahlias that I put in months too late are actually going to bloom it appears. Can’t wait.