Nature woman here, reporting back from the garden. . . .
My little point-and-shoot camera with its cracked screen and temperamental zoom that was never very zoom-y at its best, went along for the ride on my wrist. Today I needed smellography, too.
There were the little daisy gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) . . . ahhhhhh!
This Sweet Bay Magnolia (Magnolia Virginiana) packs a powerful punch with a terrific SPI! (Smell-per-inch and I just made that up, so don’t be looking for it on plant charts.) The apple green leaves of this one make it easy to spot in the woods… or just follow your nose if it’s in bloom. They don’t call it sweet for nuthin’!
No room in our yard for a large magnolia, but we have a Little Gem. I don’t know which is prettier, the open flower…
or the bud…
WHOA!! Back up. . .
Holy cannoli! I almost touched it. Not much zoom, remember? And I thought they were just in my belfry!