Rob Lineberger wrote:Pine trees, tulip poplar, and persimmon all seem eager to announce themselves. Running cedar moss. Laurel bushes.
You made me think about tulip poplars which I haven't in years. Good memories!
Catie George wrote:
Funny you should mention memories. I have noticed that when I identify by smell, rather than sight, there are far more
memories attached. Place memories, usually. An apple tree brings me back to my childhood yard, labrador tea ro a particular camp site I went to as a teen, etc. I dont have those same connotations when I identify by sight.
Mk Neal wrote:I would say I know the scent of most of my garden plants, and the common wild plants.
One that really stands out is alianthus the "tree of heaven." It had a unique stink. I can't say what it smells like except itself, but it smells BAD. There odor is very strong if you break through the skin at all when pulling up the seedlings, or if you step on one.