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
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threegardeners
Jul 13, 2013 4:25 AM CST
Milkweed smell amazing!!

Even more potent in the evening.
Name: Anna
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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
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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."
- Russel Baker
Name: Lee Anne Stark
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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.
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HemNorth
Dec 6, 2017 3:30 PM CST
In July and August, in the Okanagan, these wild Milkweed plants would perfume the air.

The Database shows two varieties that could have been the ones we had, and the ones that grow in your place in Brockville, Ontario. And their perfume certainly packs a wallop. Rolling my eyes.





I'm not sure, but maybe the first two photos are closer to yours.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Dec 6, 2017 4:31 PM CST
The first photo for sure!! I still love milkweed!

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