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Chloe’s Fragrance Garden at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast


Late summer evenings in Big Mill B&B’s garden are filled with sweet scents

Evening garden at Big Mill near Greenville, NC has fragrant flowers

4 O’Clocks really do bloom at 4 in the afternoon.

The show begins in the afternoon at 5 o’clock, when the Four O’clocks start blooming. They are an old flower that my mother and grandmother raised and shared with their friends. It is a wonderful plant and each flower can have several colors. They are not edible, but they have been used in food coloring.

Just before dark the moon flowers open and smell as sweet as honeysuckle.

Fragrance garden at Big Mill Country Inn near Greenville, NC includes Moon Flowers

Moon Flowers bloom at night.

And as it is turning dark, the Devil’s Trumpet slowly opens with its fragrant perfume. Georgia O’Keefe painted this beauty – it is also called Jimson Weed. Now I want an Angel’s trumpet. I hear it is sweet smelling.

Devil's Trumpet or Jimson weed perfumes the night air at Big Mill B&B

 Lingering from night into day, the ginger lilies perfume the air.

Fragrant ginger lilies bloom in late summer at Big Mill Bed, a NC Bed & Breakfast

Ginger Lilies perfume the air.

So at five, six and seven in the evening, there is a sweet-smelling show every night in late summer and early fall in the Big Mill garden. Do you have any “blooming perfumes” in your garden this year?  Share in the comments below.

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I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for Business EXTENDED STAY or a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.
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