Six on Saturday – Fragrant Whites and Mysteries

It is Saturday again, time to check out what’s new in the garden. Six things! Rain has finally fallen on my garden, and with a bit of warmth some mysterious buds have shot up from some longtime residents that have never flowered.

These appeared this week. Buds on (I am guessing) an Aechmea Bromeliad. I bought it at a garage sale some years ago. At least five. Garage sale Bromeliads are about five bucks, named plants are easily ten times that at the nursery, so I have a lot of garage sale mysteries. Here’s the one that is opening.

Whatever it is, it will be an interesting flower. Stay tuned.

One of the Haworthias in my succulent collection sent up a flower. I did not realize they flowered. This should be another interesting flower.

The rain also brought out the fragrant white flowers; and hordes of mosquitoes. I am waiting for the dragonflies to save me.

This is a Frangipani (Plumeria spp) of unknown origin I bought at a Master Gardener’s sale. Finally gaining some height, it is about 7 feet tall. I love the clean graphics of these flowers and their fragrance.

The Tropical Gardenias (Tabernaemontana diviricata) started blooming in earnest this week. Their scent is most notable at night.

Sweet Almond (Aloysia virgata) spills its scent during the day near the back porch.

The garden is scentsational right now. I need a swarm of dragonflies to clean out the bad bugs. I’m expecting them anytime now….

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Happy Gardening!!


23 comments on “Six on Saturday – Fragrant Whites and Mysteries

  1. Roguegarden says:

    I appreciate your focus on fragrance this week. Frangipani is one of my favorites, and I love the look of the sweet almond blossoms.


  2. I love your succulent planting — a pleasing combination of colors and shapes, and a good photograph too.

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  3. Pádraig says:

    Not often I get to say it but… we need rain here.
    Bargain plants are definitely worth it. The whatever-it-is looks great.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Fragrance in the garden is a lovely bonus. Glad you’ve some rain… now for the dragonflies to catch the skeeters. Nice to have natural pest control!

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  5. fredgardener says:

    The only time a haworthia flowered here was in my son’s apartment! A plant I gave him…🤣
    Even in the greenhouse, I haven’t seen it bloom yet, but you never know this summer… fingers crossed that I also have flowers for the frangipani this summer

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Is that Plumeria pure white? I can not remember now. It does not look like the common sort that blushes with yellow and pink, but I do not know much about them.

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  7. Such beautiful tropical plants and flowers – I have Echeveria that’s been flowering all winter on my windowsill and producing copious baby Echeverias – not fragrant though, as far as I’ve noticed.


  8. janesmudgeegarden says:

    The scent of a Plumeria in full bloom is a lasting memory of warm wet summer days in Sydney. We had one in our back garden in our first house, I won’t say how long ago. I hope the dragonflies arrive soon!

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  9. I am looking forward to seeing the mystery blooms. Our dragonflies and others that look like them, show up early here. They have not eaten all the mosquitos yet.

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