"I intend to live forever. So far, so good." - Steven Wright
I love them...
hullo zeebah neighbah! watch this space for a pic from YOUR yard! ;-)
Sounds like ditto a previous comment of mine. Btw: Is it established what the function of perfume is, if any? Does it somehow increase the likelihood of pollination?
I've just thought that I've probably posed a silly question!
they DO smell good, but I must keep them outside. I would be sneezing in minutes if I brought them inside my house!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfumea link to the functions of perfume, which I cannot wear due to allergies. I am such a MESS! :)
Thanks A.M. Although I too am a hay-fever sufferer I'm not aware of having any allergies to smells as you appear to have. It's clearly an additional cross for the likes of you to bear.The link you supply, as far as I can see, doesn't directly provide an answer to my simple question. At the risk of getting in too deep here, I am curious, for instance, as to why most fruits have a strong distinctive odour, yet nuts don't (unless it's too subtle for humans to detect.) Anyway, this is not the place and time to sidetrack you. Leave it with me and if I want to take it any further I'll do a posting on my own blog.
eh, others have it worse off then I do. I deal with it. and the people that know me know NOT to bring me scented flowers for a gift, or wear too many chemicals around me.thank bob I am NOT allergic to pussies! :)
It would be one of the ultimate curses if one was afflicted with pussy-allergy - though an increasing number of people do have it. Whenever someone new moves into the flat below me I sound them out. Luckily so far none of them has been a sufferer - but it COULD well happen.
Very pretty! Our magnolias opened up the other day, and lasted about overnight, then whoosh, they were gone.Peace <3Jay
I love magnolias, but do not have any in my yard.
Nor do I, but there are some in the neighborhood.Jay
mee too! :)
Hello there! I loves me some Lily of the Valley. We have a great big patch planted in an area of the front yard that gets lots of shade.
hi hon! I hear all y'all got some snow up your way. how was the horse show?
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The weather was cold and miserable Friday and yesterday. We saw a few flakes of snow up at the horse arena. It's high up on a hill. We didn't get any snow at our house.The horse show went very well. Our daughter was really tense since it was her first show. Now that our she's gone through the motions once it won't be quite so scary. I'll forward you a few pictures.
that will be nice. did she win a ribbon? down here we have the devon horse show; it's very famous. bruce springsteen's daughter competes in it. here is a link for your daughter: http://www.devonhorseshow.nethappy to hear no snow at your house! :)
Thank you for the link. The Princess will go bananas for this.Yes, she won some ribbons. The show had a very low turnout due to the weather. She was the only beginner-level entry for several of her events. We told her that she wouldn't have gotten the ribbons if the judges didn't think she earned them.
Anne Marie, lily of the valley is muguet in french (mu-gay. The T at the end is silent). Fleur de lys is lily (as Easter lily). Because of the shape of the muguet, the smell is more intense than other flowers so bees can smell their way in. Smart pollination ruse!
well, merci beaucoup, mon amie! I learned something and I will fix my french. never try to pull one over on a native!:)
I love lily-of-the valley! They do really well in my nothern climate and are the state flower of Finland, where my family is from. I wore a boutionniere (sp?) of them on my wedding day. :-)
now WHY is the monthy python song "finland" running through my mind? ;-)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwc3VGvlRY
Funny! I'd never heard it before!
SAY WHAT?!? (gasps in horror):-O
My favorite! They don't last long enough. Which reminds me, I have to plant more. Their fragrance is heavenly.Retired in Delaware
it is, only if it's outside. see my comment to raybeard above.