Fragrant flowers forum: Blooming in October

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Oct 2, 2013 7:29 AM CST
What fragrant blooms are you enjoying this month?

Osmanthus fragrans (sweet olive) is in action right now. Mirabilis jalapa (4'o'clocks.) Buddleia (butterfly bush) keeps making some small flowers. Gardenia has a lot of buds but those can take a loooong time to mature. Not sure if they'll be an October thing or not at this point.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 7, 2013 5:32 AM CST
My new sweet olive is blossoming! I was so excited because I didn't get it planted after sitting in a pot since April so I didn't expect blossoms this year! What a sweet surprise.

My son has one at the south side of his house and I can smell it when I'm in the garden, way to the north of the house! That's what prompted me to get one for my house!

I fave a few buddleia still in blossom. I got a new white one this year and it put on a nice showing.

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 7, 2013 7:52 AM CST
I have Buddleias, Mirabilis, Crimson honeysuckle, roses, cinnamon basil, Abelia, Ageratina altissima, and Jerusalem artichokes are blooming - the latter are so cheerful but not fragrant.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Oct 7, 2013 10:09 AM CST
Jasminum nitidum is making a few flowers again. The smaller fragrant stuff gets to be near the porch, the other stuff is hopefully well-placed for future sniffing. Feelin' the love of whoever put the Gardenia where it must be passed to get to the front door from the driveway, here when I moved in. It has a ton of buds, but they could take 2 weeks or 2 months to open... strange but awesome shrub!
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Name: Dianne
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soilsandup
Oct 8, 2013 9:15 PM CST
Some of my gingers are blooming now.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 8, 2013 11:20 PM CST
Yummy! Smiling
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purpleinopp
Oct 11, 2013 7:15 AM CST
A Gardenia flower this morning!
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SongofJoy
Oct 11, 2013 7:38 AM CST
Lovely. I had them in CA but don't have any here.
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Name: Vanessa
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Oct 30, 2013 2:13 AM CST
October is mid-spring here. We've had the most beautiful fragrance coming from Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive) and our roses, the best so far being Graham Thomas and Blackboy. Sombrueil also, though the rain stopped it halfway through, little as we've had. Zephirine Drouhin has the best fragrance of all, however was a bit of a failure this spring, along with many other roses, because the kangaroos were so hungry they ate most of the shoots. I was pleased to find that the Soloman's Seal has a lovely fragrance up close. And just at the end of this month, my Viburnum odoratissimum has finally opened its buds, and this is the first year it has flowered so I've been eagerly waiting to see what the fragrance is like. It is definitely the best smelling Viburnum of any I've put my nose to, and goes on my list of top fragrances in the garden. It only has a few stems of fliwers on the huge shrub, but the fragrance is strong enough to catch you as you walk by, and up close it is not cloying or chemically like other Viburnums. I think it's like jasmine, orange blossom and honey!
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purpleinopp
Oct 30, 2013 10:03 AM CST
Daturas have managed to get in on the October thing. Fragrant at night.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Nov 15, 2013 5:10 PM CST
My peacock glad - Abyssinian Gladiolus- are blooming; slight fragrance.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Nov 15, 2013 5:56 PM CST
Stock after two consecutive low 20's nights.

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