Have you ever smelled jasmine flowers? Their scent is REALLY strong.
My grandma has a small patch of them in one of her (many) flower beds, and sometimes when I stay there and keep the window open in the summer, the smell is overpowering. I guess it’s not so bad—it’s not like skunk or something, that’s for sure. (Plus, they remind me of grandma, which is awesome.)
No matter how hard she tries, my mom can't seem to grow jasmine in our garden. Even though there are like 200 different varieties of jasmine plants (not all of them can be found in Alberta, of course), Grandma says we don’t have the right environment for them in our yard: nto enough light in the back because of our giant evergreen tree, and the front flowerbeds don’t get quite enough sun.
Since she can’t grow any of her own, Mom says jasmine is her favourite tea.
Is there a flower, plant, or tree in your yard that smells really strong? What or who does it remind you of?
— Chase Superman Duffy