After the explosion of colour that the daylilies have provided, it might seem surprising to admit that white flowers are my favourites of all. It's a case of double happiness, because many of them are beautifully scented. One of the most floriferous is the gardenia. The one in my backyard is a mass of flowers, but individually the flowers are exquisite. There is an almost sculptural quality to the petals.
|I don't think that there is a pure white daylily; however, this is one of my palest, 'Spacecoast Whiteout'.|
|Another pale daylily 'Wedding Band'|
|Louisiana Iris 'White Umbrella' in my front water feature with white agapanthus to the left.|
|Magnolia 'Little Gem' in bud|
|Magnolia or whirling dervish?|
|The beautiful simplicity of these tiny white flowers in a Neoregelia bromeliad reminds me of daphne, but alas no perfume.|
|The perfume from the datura wafts throughout the yard on warm evenings.|