Natural Air Freshener: Milkweed also smell great?

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By threegardeners
July 12, 2013

I always leave a few Milkweed plants under the windows in the garden. When I open the windows in the evening the scent coming into the house is intoxicating.

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jul 12, 2013 8:35 PM CST
I never even tried. I will go out for a sniff soon.
I have a pot of lemon verbena near the door. I rub it each time I walk by or let the dog in. Suppose to keep away mosquitoes .
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 13, 2013 4:25 AM CST
Milkweed smell amazing!!

Even more potent in the evening.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Jul 13, 2013 12:44 PM CST
I was thinking about butterflies and hence about butterfly weed. I didn't look at your photo until now and I remember milkweed when I lived in Canada. I will look for it when I visit. I don't think it can grow in Texas.
Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Jul 24, 2013 9:14 PM CST
What is the plant in the photo?

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 25, 2013 10:52 AM CST
Milkweed
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 13, 2013 4:01 AM CST
Very good advice Lee Anne. What kind of milkweed is in your picture? Are they all that big? I like the size on that one.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
May 19, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Saw this in the random area of the site and thought I would post this,

In the local box store this year, I found scarlet milkweed... I picked up three and they are planted outside my workshop. They seem to be struggling with the Florida heat even with receiving water almost daily. I hope they will do better once the roots get better established.
Stan
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