Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mexican Orange Blossom

One of the joys of a new garden is finding what hidden gems have been left behind, or that are buried beneath an over grown shrub.
This garden was pretty sparse. There was an enormous old leggy Lavender bush, a woody Thyme bush, two Choisyas, one green Hebe, and four dog eared Pieris. Only one Pieris has stayed in the raised bed.
This Mexican Cherry Blossom smelt like warm Almonds, like a freshly baked Bakewell Tart taken out of the oven and left to cool on your kitchen side. the name Orange Blossom comes from the fact that its leaves are scented when crushed like an Orange plant.
They are evergreen shrubs with the most heavenly scented white flowers. I moved the darker leafed one to the other end of the raised bed, one at either end. The next blog post will be about the raised beds revamp..
I have worked a long day today and it was extremely hot. Time for my bed now before more work tomorrow. i will post about the main raised bed transformation.

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