Subtly Fragranced? My Aster…


I saw this beautiful Tree Peony ‘Tamasudare’ blooming at a nursery the other day, so naturally I went in for a sniff.

I have to say, that was one of the worst smells EVER. It was like something you’d clean your grill with. I felt like my lungs got exfoliated. It was like sucking on a semi-truck exhaust. It was sort of like huffing spray paint, but less fun. It was like painting the insides of my nostrils with gasoline. It was like taking a shower in weed killer. It was bad. 
Ahhh. So I didn’t buy it.
I’ll be in the forum, you can tell me what else stinks.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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