Greengirls Helen Yarmoska, Nicole Hvidsten, Martha Buns, Connie Nelson, Kim Palmer and Mary Jane Smetanka are dishin' the dirt from the back-yard garden and beyond. Whether you're a greenthumb or greenhorn, they're eager to learn from your mishaps, mistakes - and most importantly, your sweet successes - all growing season long.
We have a wonderful tree in our front yard whose blossoms smell heavenly. I always thought it was a Canadian Cherry Tree, but checking last night, I could not verify it's true identity
All I know is that I wish you could smell it! If Willy Wonka were to invent Smell-avision, this blossom would drive someone to invent Scent-ernet.
Neighbors walk by and smiles come instantly to their faces. The scent is sweet, but not oversweet; fruity too. It's beyond my writing capability to describe. For 2 weeks each spring (weather pending) everyone enjoys the tree's aroma.
There are other favorite scents of spring -- the first mowing of grass. Crisp grass blended with just a hint of gas fumes (it smells better than it sounds).
Then there's Lilly of the Valley flowers; and lilacs. YUM.
What are your favorite scents of Spring?
|Annuals (67)||Books and resources (9)|
|Chickens (4)||Compost (8)|
|Critters and pests (46)||Farmers markets (14)|
|Flowers (113)||Fruit and berries (40)|
|Grasses (24)||Green gardening (28)|
|Lawn care (23)||Perennials (127)|
|Preserving (9)||Rain gardens (4)|
|Seed starting (14)||Soil prep (13)|
|Tools (8)||Transplanting + dividing (13)|
|Trees (40)||Vegetables (138)|
|Weather (78)||Weeds (27)|
|Weekend chores (65)|