If you don’t like the weather “Wait a minute” I was told when I first moved to Georgia; so it’s no big surprise that while last week was cold & rainy and even frosty some mornings, this week we are in the high 60’s.
I have no idea when the Fragrant Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox) started to bloom but here it is Dec 3rd.
Wonderfully fragrant, not overly sweet but a clean rather fresh scent, usually starting in mid to late November in my garden.(I usually look for it around Thanksgiving)
Not the best looking shrub in the border, rather a bit course and ragged so I camouflage it with a clematis during the summer.
Winter blooming shrubs or perennials are worth their weight in gold…even at today’s prices.
The first picture.
Oh my, gorgeous.
And it’s a tree I don’t have…….yet.
Don’t let another season go by without one. Promise you will love it.
Ours was blooming more than a week ago. The perfume led me to the bloom. One of my favorite fragrances.
Hope I described the fragrance acurately. What do you think?
I was led by the nose to our wintersweet more than a week ago.
I love these mild temps, but I do think it’s a mite confusing for some of our plants. One week of winter & now it’s spring!?