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carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2013
8:22 AM

Post #9387048

I love the smell and I enjoy tucking some into nearly every container in the summer. In Boston, you had to buy them before Memorial Day or they would be sold out, and I could never get them to sow from seed in time. (I could do it, but they would finally bloom in July or August!
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

January 16, 2013
9:30 AM

Post #9387145

They are such a pretty little plant. They really add to the garden.
Very nice article.
I have not grown them in years. Hmmmm I think I will add these to my list of must grow this summer.
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

January 16, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9387149

Oh-- I never noticed them smelling all that much though?
Maybe because I had those things called pinks and then the hyacinths and those two have smells that would drown everything else.

Also - As pretty as they were in early summer - I thought they kind of almost died by mid - to late summer.

I can't remember did they pick back up in the late summer and begin to bloom again? I think so?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9387484

Keep them well-watered and a little in the shade--they can fry easily. You're right, I think of them more in Maine than in Texas. And I think maybe the white ones are more fragrant or hardier than the colored--just a guess, though.
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

January 17, 2013
3:44 PM

Post #9388498

Oh, yeah you are right- the lavendar ones -or maybe sort of purple or slightly blue??? -- well anyway the are not as hardy as the white one.
So, if I want to baby 'em I can keep them all summer long.
Sigh~ I not sure I want to baby them - but they are so pretty - mass of low growing blooms in the early summer.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9389041

They were always my favorite in Boston.
Gardeningnurse
North Manchester, IN
(Zone 5b)

January 21, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9392212

I love the fragrance as well. I've planted them by seed outside only to have nothing come up, now I see why. Thanks. Enjoyed your article and that lovely picture.

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