Wednesday, May 28, 2008

scent of spring

Late May and early June are very fragrant here in the country. Honeysuckle grows rampant on the roadsides and perfumes the air, as do blackberry and wild rose.

The blackberry (left) and wild rose (right) vines often grow along side each other, and are similar looking. Their petals are shaped differently, and the wild rose has larger clusters of flowers, as well as being more fragrant. We are lucky to have both growing profusely along the cliffs at the front and back of our property.

1 comment:

Qaro said...

Ooh, smells good! Thanks for explaining how to tell the difference!