Monday, August 1

Daily Farm Photo: 8/1/05

Nicotiana Flowers Sweetly Perfume The Thick Evening Air


  1. I love flowers!!!! what do they smell like?

  2. Wow, I love nicotnia's although I have a black thumb growing them. I have to confess I found your blog through Clare's website, and I love your blog.


  3. Hi Clare,
    I love flowers, too. Nicotiana (which are actually part of the tobacco family) are one of my favorites. As for their fragrance? The words that come to mind are: thick, heady, sensuous, summer. Not super sweet or overpowering. They release their scent in the evening, and it's like it just hangs in the humid night air. There are several varieties available, with some growing four to five feet high. One year I had quite a bit of it in the garden, and when there was the slightest breeze headed just right, that wonderful smell rode right up through the windows and into the house. It was heavenly!

    Hi Milgwimper,
    Welcome to the farm! So glad you like it here. Oh, don't give up on nicotiana! Maybe try a different variety. It is so wonderful--and you already know you love it. : )

  4. DD,
    Great photo! Too bad I cannot scratch & sniff!

    Are they known by any other name???


  5. Thanks for the welcome! I love nicotiana's scent is just lovely. Yeah I think I will retry to grow it again. Wish me luck! LOL. I love all your photos!


  6. Oh, poo, my don't smell hardly at all -- but they're a lovely pale peach color. Wish I could post a pic in comments!


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