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Re: Weekend

Leave the plant outside and enjoy the beauty of the bloom.  You just don't to 
be in a closed room with it.

I do remember night-blooming jasmine - used to have one outside the "sleeping 
porch."  I guess modern houses don't have sleeping porches any more, but  
they were nice on hot nights.  Now everybody would have air conditioning and not 
smell the jasmine anyway.  

In a message dated 05/08/2004 6:27:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jsinger@igc.org writes:

> It keeps getting closer to full bloom, Aurralie. The bud is bright red 
> today and swollen. I have no doubt that the flower smells a tad foul. 
> Many of these tropical blooms, such as the voodoo lily, do. Story is 
> many of the major tropical pollinators also feed on carrion, which is 
> not a bad idea. Only means beauty comes at a price, as usual.
> Night blooming jasmine is another case in point. When it blooms, it 
> smells heavenly, as I'm sure you know from growing up down here. But 
> that great aroma immediately attracts butterflies/moths whose larvae 
> quickly turn the plants into a scandal.

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