Saturday, January 05, 2008
I wondered what the strong perfume was when I opened the front door - it was my poor long suffering dracaena (it grows so well that it keeps hitting the roof of the awning and I keep chopping it back)
Beats me how it found time in between the chopping and growing back to flower but it has.
I didn't even know they flowered but then I guess when you think about it, every plant must flower sometime, somehow.
A quick google search tells me it is a Dracaena fragrans *Synonym: Dracaena deremensis, so it pretty obvious why it has fragrans in the name - very overpoweringly sweet perfume.
We are cleaning out my father in law's shed - I haven't posted much about it here, but my mother in law passed away in November - father in law has been gone for about 20 years but the family weren't allowed to touch the shed, so now there is the heartbreaking job of sorting through tools and remembering all over again the lovely man and picturing him in here amongst them.
Today I helped SIL bottle up enough nuts and bolts, screws and washers to sink a ship, (or maybe build one!) and when it had been emptied look what I got to bring home...