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Beautiful Fragrant Blooms, Opportunities For Superior Tinctures

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To my amazement when I walked into the greenhouse today I was greeted by the beautiful, fragrant blooms of this lovely Hedychium. Somehow I had missed the flower scrape, possibly because I have been entranced by the green Cananga fruticosa blooms that I have been watching every so closely. I am anxiously awaiting the day they turn yellow and that lovely, fragrant ylang ylang smell permeates the greenhouse.


Hibiscus Red Road has been a faithful bloomer this year since being potted up and moved back into the greenhouse. The bright red blooms are so nice and will certainly brighten up the place come winter.


Above is a photo of the green blooms of cananga fruticosa. I am so excited about this plant having flowers, especially at its young age. I simply cannot wait for them to turn yellow. I am not sure if I am going to leave them on the plant or tincture them. I will make up my mind when the time comes.


Another fragrant beauty that is blooming, but not quite in full bloom is Brugmansia. This one was supposed to be pink, but as you can see, it is white. The fragrance is heavenly however and it is one of my staple plants.

While I did not get a picture, my cestrum nocturtum is also in full bloom. I have never seen one so full of blooms before. I just couldn’t resist, especially since I was making a lemon verbena tincutre, so I climbed back to it, cut some of the flowers off and am attempting to make a tincture.

I am not sure what fragrant concotion I will come up with to use the tinctures in, maybe a perfume that reminds me of the greenhouse or hot tropical nights.

I hope you have enjoyed the photos of what is in bloom. Stay tuned, there are many more fragrant tropical plants in the greenhouse with buds on them. You just never know what I might have blooming in my tiny Indiana greenhouse.

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