Stop and Smell the Sarcococca

Okay, it’s happening – our Maritime Northwest climate has turned the corner, and the winter-blooming smelly things are starting to pop!!!!!!

For example, the title plant: Sarcococca aka sweet box. The thing about the winter-bloomers – apart from the lift you get from something that is actually putting out flowers in the cold wet rain – is that the fragrance w-a-f-t-s on the air so pleasantly…

Some flowers are so small you have to hunt around to find out where the scent is coming from. That’s part of the fun too. Subtle, yet powerful in this time of low competition for our senses.

 

Photo Credit: OSU Landscape Plants

Tall Oregon grape

Photo credit: Monrovia nursery
Photo credit: Monrovia nursery
Photo credit: http://davisla.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/plant-of-the-week-chimonanthus-praecox-var-concolor/
Photo credit: http://davisla.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/plant-of-the-week-chimonanthus-praecox-var-concolor/

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