posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:51 AM
reply to post by elevenaugust
I love your post! You've made me melancholy for spring! Here's a question I have often pondered, but never had a chance to ask anyone: what is
the biological purpose for the sweet smell that many flowers carry? It's obviously not universal - plenty of blooms have no real scent at all. But
some, like the lily of the valley, the peony, the hyacinth, the iris, and the rose (especially the lovely blue-purple ones!) are nearly intoxicating
in their sweet smell. Why do they need that extra boost for their continued well-being? I'd love to know if you know the answer!
BTW, those lilies of the valley can be insidious! I planted a handful of them from my mother's yard into mine. By the next summer, they had
expanded by at least a factor of 10. Now I'm hoping to give them away just like she did!
Thanks for a lovely post, completely free from angst.