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I've grown Moonflowers for too many years to count. I love them for their pure white, almost transparent nocturnal blooms, which last until touched by the morning sun.
That's half of it -- the other being their sweet fragrance that perfumes hot, sultry summer evenings.
So what happened to my moonflowers this year? No fragrance. How can that be?
I must have bought bad seeds, or else this batch of seeds had been so highly hybridized that the scent has been bred out.
To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.
I got a late start this year planting my seeds in the first place, and Moonflowers blooms a bit later in summer than some other things I grow. Each year the flowing of this annual vine is much anticipated. When the time is finally ripe, I stroll out each evening to check on progress. Imagine my disappointment when the first bloom opened and there was no fragrance.
It would have been quite comical had anyone seen me, reaching up and pulling down one white bloom after another, grabbing and sniffing. Fortunately, no one did.
Just hoping next year will be different -- that the seeds I plant will provide late summer perfume throughout the garden.
Here's a link on last summer's Moonflowers.
Many thanks to Anna at her cat's pajamas, dog's tuxedos blog for turning me on to the Fotor app that makes a college from photos.!