Beauty, Fragrance, and Fruit

“Beauty, Fragrance, and Fruit”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Gardens can be so sensual. It is easy, however, to appeal to the sense of sight with all the beautiful, colorful flowers and textures while the other senses are often overlooked. Wind rustling grasses or water features will fulfill the sense of hearing, but the sense of smell is often relegated to close inspection of flowers. Right now, you do not have to be close to the flowering citrus trees to smell their wonderful fragrance. They are perfuming the whole garden with an absolutely delightful scent.



We have satsuma and lime trees, and all are blooming. I know now why orange blossoms were so popular for brides years ago. The fragrance is not overpowering or cloying, but so fresh, floral, and spring like.



The heady perfume is not the only plus to citrus trees, the promise of fruit come early fall is just as important. This year there seems to be an abundance of flowers, and while not all will set fruit, it sure looks like there will be a bumper crop.



With beautiful flowers, wonderful aroma, and delicious fruit, it is no wonder that citrus trees are so popular.


  1. nancybond said,

    April 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve never had the good luck to be able to inhale that sweet fragrance you speak of from your citrus trees, but if a mock orange bush smells anything close it that, well, it must be heavenly on your property right now. 🙂

  2. RobinL said,

    April 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Someday I must smell orange trees in bloom! We’ll visit my mom in Florida in a few weeks, but I’m sure the blossoms will be gone by then. I don’t even know what it smells like! Wish I could visit your garden to check it out. LOL

  3. Melody said,

    April 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Citrus flowers do have a divine scent. For some reason my kumquat tree is not blooming yet.

  4. Jess said,

    April 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I agree with you, garden smell is something wonderful, and the orange blossom smell is top of the list.

  5. joene said,

    April 19, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Having a potted citrus has been one of my garden dreams for a long time, but I fear my location cannot offer enough bright light during winter months. Thanks for sharing yours. Love it.

  6. bangchik said,

    April 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    You are right…, about beauty within the package of fragrance of a flower and aroma of a fruit.


  7. Janet said,

    April 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    The fragrance of citrus flowers is just out of this world.

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