WINTER FRAGRANCE…really? ( definitely here, in White Rock and South Surrey! )

by susan on February 15, 2012

Well, certainly here on the West Coast winter fragrance is a given! And these two plants, below, offer fragrance just when we need it most! Both of these plants have been blooming in my own gardens for about 3 or 4 weeks now, and as soon as a bit of sun appears, the fragrance wafts across the gardens.




At my front door I have Sarcoccocca ruscifolia (Sweet Box is the common name) and in the back yard my Hamamelis X intermedia ‘Jelena’ is planted in front of a hedge of Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald Green’ where its winter flowers show up so well. It has turned into a small tree and is certainly a great favourite! (See above.)


Here is my Sarcoccocca ruscifolia under the front windows, right by the front door, where its fragrance can be appreciated every time we go in or out! Although the flowers are very small, they have a wonderful fragrance.


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