Daturas are starting to bloom. I like to plant this small
white Datura with the more exotic Purple Swirl above and
at the top, Brugmansias, all sweetly fragrant on night air.
Purple Daturas with exotic black stems, unpleasant acrid leaves and a sweet nighttime fragance.
Brugmansia. When open, the blooms are pink and look
like a ballerina's skirt.
Only one Brug is blooming so far, returning from last year's roots. Rooted cuttings bloom later.
The dwarf Gardenia I had last year died when I planted it. I haven't patience for the finicky florists' Gardenia. These old species are hardy and easy to grow.
We had an invasion of Kudzu bugs on wisteria. Malathion did not faze them. Sevin took them out, I hope forever. They were not blooming when we sprayed, so there were no beneficials about. I noticed today that we have a few new blooms.
Sombreuil, sweetly fragrant climber. This is thought not to be the antique tea rose Sombreuil but the climber Colonial White. I would not describe its sweet scent as tea fragrance.