Thursday, March 15, 2012

March - Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

The 15th of every month garden writers throughout the blogosphere take part in this monthly event originated by May Dreams Gardens. It's an opportunity to observe and comment on what plants/flowers are thriving in gardens throughout the US and the world.

For the past 2-3 weeks our Pittosporum has been flowering. The plant is approximately 12' tall and entirely covered with these beautiful flowers. But that's just half the story. They smell awesome. Kind of a sweet, lemon-ie, fragrance that fills the air around the gated entrance to our little garden. Also - the bees love this plant. Wish I had a few more images of them to share but I'm not much of a macro photographer.

I did grab a quick little video to provide a better "visual" of this specimen in the landscape. Too bad it's not in smell-a-vision... 

Be sure to check out May Dreams Gardens for more Bloom Day posts.


David said...

Mine is doing the very same and I hardly watered it during the drought. Smell-o-vision..yes, that would make you a cool million if you could pull it off. I'd buy one!
Happy GBBD!

greggo said...

I had a professor at Oklahoma State refer to broadleaf evergreens as the bread and butter of southern plants (Dr Whitcomb). I guess the pitts are lemon flavored. Good luck aggies in the SEC.

James said...

Very nice. We have some blooming near my office and it's always great to plan a quick detour in their general direction to get a whiff of their fragrance. Happy April Bloomday!