I welcomed Robert Mao (from uuzone.com)and Hengge (from Blogbus.com) (and his little ballet) to my home. Very nice gathering and we enjoyed the small garden under our “sweet-scented osmanthus”. It is the autumn time and the smell of the tree is wonderful.
I took some photos about osmanthus in Hangzhou botanical garden:)
Osmanthus!!!!! Jian Shuo, I remember pinching a cluster of flowers off one of those trees years ago when I was travelling someplace in hopes of finding out what it was and if it could grow where we live. But, by the time I got home the flowers were dried and crumbled and I was not able to identify it. Now I know! And it looks like we *can* grow them here. I will plant a “Chinese sweet tea tree” or “tea olive” as soon as I can find one, and it will always make me think of my friend in your country :-) Thank you so much for helping me figure this out at long last!
Osmanthus! Years ago I pinched a cluster of flowers from one of those lovely fragrant trees while I was traveling, but by the time I got home the flowers had dried and crumbled and I was not able to identify the plant. Thanks to you, I know now that it will grow in our area! As soon as I can find one I will plant a “Chinese Tea Tree” or “Chinese Sweet Olive” in our yard and it will always make me think of my friend in your country :-)
I’m so sorry! It’s early in the morning here inside my head!! Feel welcome (my goodness! This comment failed due to “questionable content” when I originally used the word “fre*” instead of “welcome”) to delete that second post (and this one) But what a great excuse to send more birthday hugs!! ;-)