Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Lure of the Greenhouse!

What is one to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon when all you've been missing in the garden is the fragrance of the Evening Scented Stock?

Why, go to the Greenhouse of course.  Not a happy outcome to my journey, unfortunately, as this year Anna had decided not to seed the Evening Scented Stock, or the Fragrant White Nicotiana.

However she did have some Heliotrope and some lovely spicy Carnations, and so I brought some of both home with me  - along with a Liantris, two one year old Foxglove plants, (looking towards next year) a couple of packs of sweet smelling allysum (just in case I should run out) three or four small trailing plants and a lovely Diamond Frost ferny kind of filler - oh yes, and some Pinks!!!

I sacrificed a large old juicer to pot them all up in, and why not!!

I think my juicing days  are done, but oh, how I will enjoy those

gorgeous evening fragrances......

and I will buy some seed and plant the Evening Scented Stock in a pot

I will keep by my bedroom window.


Amber said...

These are gorgeous I was recently at the in-laws country house and the flowers are in bloom now so it was breath-taking

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The Weaver of Grass said...

We call it Night scented stock here Hildred - and I agree - the smell is divine.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how lovely! I haven't been to a greenhouse in wayyy too long (although of course this time of year here, the outdoors has that same feel!).

The scented stock is a wonderful plant to have under your window. (And all the other purchases will be beautiful too. You will be busy!)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Take me with you when you go next.

uberrhund said...

Oh my I am so glad I read this today...Sweet Alyssum is what I have been missing from my front lawn in the bare patches. I could not figure out what was absent but that is it! I think the frost killed the very old ones off this Winter and they were not strong enough to return.
I am going to order some seed right now, White and Purple!
Thank you Hildred!