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Showy blooms offer tantalizing fragrance in the garden

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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 4:30 am

Homegrown fragrance can be one of life’s greatest enjoyments and experiencing it this time of the year from the clustered camellia is even more of a treat. This camellia, a species known botanically as Camellia grisjii, yields a flood of sweet perfume as it loads up with hundreds of white blossoms.

The sense of smell is one of life’s treasures discovered while we are young. When my son was about 14 months old, I saw him bending over to put his nose in a flower. How did he know?

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