Thursday, 24 January 2008

Winter scent.

This little evergreen shrub is growing just a few feet from my front door and at this time of year it is covered with these small white fragrant flowers. I catch a hint of the scent whenever I go in and out of the house. It is Sarcococca otherwise known as Christmas Box or Sweet Box.

The flowers are quite small but make up for that with their perfume. Its not really a pretty floral type of smell, more of a spicy scent which somehow seems appropriate for a winter flowering shrub.
In a couple of weeks it will be upstaged by more showy spring flowers, hellibores, celandines and early daffodils are all pushing their way up through the soil nearby, but at the moment the star plant is definitely the Sweet Box.


Heather L. said...

I continue to be amazed at all your garden yields, all throughout the year! how wonderful to have something blooming all year round!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

aww, those are really lovely flowers