Beautiful (stinky) narcissus
February 7, 2013 § 3 Comments
We’ve been at the farmhouse for well over a year, but it’s only recently that I really noticed the narcissus.
Who knew that something so beautiful could be so STINKY? I guess Dave’s mom planted these flowers for their beauty, because it certainly wasn’t for their “delightful” scent. When they came up last week, I thought how beautiful they’d be in the kitchen, the dining room, the bedroom. Oh, what a big mistake. They are the smelliest flowers EVER.
So, now they remain…in the yard, as landscaping foliage. If you have these beautiful (but smelly) flowers growing in your own garden, RESIST the temptation to put their cuttings inside. They smell only slightly less worse than the corpse flower.
We have hundreds (maybe thousands?) of these. Their smell is so strong that when I pull into the driveway at night, I kind of hold my breathe as I rush into the house.