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liz_crbnsl
Kingfield, ME

February 7, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8358894

I have cypress spurge growing in my garden in the western Maine mountains, and have been able to contain it rather well. But I have never seen mentioned my favorite aspect of this plant. When it blooms in the late spring, it gives off such a strong earthy honey scent, that when the breeze is right I can smell it 100' away! Even the cat will stop to take a sniff!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8359006

Hi Liz,
I'm glad you mentioned the scent, I love it! One of the first signs of spring.
And I love the mint colored bloom clusters too.

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