At last I am in time for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I am so excited!
The ligustrum is in full bloom! I still recall when we arrived at midnight one year ago on May 3, 2009. My husband and I got out of our vehicles after the long drive from Oklahoma into a sultry Alabama night, and were surrounded by a sweet, seductive scent that I recognized instantly.
I read on one website that ligustrum (another name is privet) is not favored much in Great Britain, in fact, one survey found that 32% of the people surveyed said they would not buy a home with ligustrums on the property. And I have them all around my back yard, giving me privacy and beauty. The really funny thing is that I did not know the trees were ligustrum when we bought; I can only tell them by the scent and when I see the blooms. To me they are evidence that this place was chosen especially for me.
Another mystery bush–
Check over at Carol’s May Dreams Gardens for more participants in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
Blessings for all your blooms of every nature.