Fragrant Spring Evenings

What a beautiful week we had with cool, sunny days and brisk winds.  It was those very winds that brought sweet scents down from the fields along the creek.  Investigating this last night, I was overwhelmed with the floral smells of the Autumn Olive, Morrow’s Bush Honeysuckle, and Hobblebush. I was surprised by the Autumn Olive as we usually expect it to bloom the first week in June around the time of Woods Walk.

As sensational as the scents were, I needed to remind myself that the Autumn Olive and Morrow’s Bush Honeysuckle are rampant invasive shrubs.  Not having a long history with this plot of land, I haven’t a clue which native plants were crowded out of this spot by these two pleasantly fragrant plants.