WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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A.A. Milne wrote, "A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up," and as a child I recall a glow- ing vase of daffodils on my grandparents' table. But even more memorable is daffodils' fra- grance. To this day I still love this favorite yellow flower for my scent bank memories and continue to find room to plant new ones with the one criterion that they are fragrant. This year I'm looking forward to 'Golden Echo,' and 'Sailboat,' two forms of daffodils available as bulbs from Brent and Becky's. Both of which are listed as sweetly fragrant — we shall see. Everyone should have daffodils as they require little care, look lovely in a vase, and, of course, are often quite fragrant. When we first moved to the United Kingdom and visited friends there, my nose was suffused with a sweet fragrance that turned out to be the rosy pink blooms of a Daphne. These also became embedded in my scent bank, and when we returned home, we planted them in our garden where they thrived and reminded me of those friends who lived at a distance. Daphnes are known to be temperamental plants for some gardeners, just up and dying for no obvious reason. Yet in another garden they may thrive, so they are still worth trying. A really lovely Daphne is D. x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie,' which has varie- gated foliage and light pink flowers; while the rose Daphne, D. cneorum, has rosy pink 20 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 K O J I N A K A / D R E A M S T I M E . C O M the green scene "a spicy, sweet fragrance" Daphne

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