Why are flowers fragrant?

Naturally fragrant!

We find ourselves in a world filled with artificial fragrances and artificial flowers. Sometimes even our posies are mistaken for being artificial! I have decided to take this as a compliment as it must mean they look too good to be true!

This week, our posies are so fragrant, I was asked if we sprayed them with perfume. It's an definite 'no', but it does highlight how easy we can forget just how amazing the natural world can be. Flowers are fragrant to attract pollinators and it so happens it attracts us too!

We use lots of fragrant flowers throughout the year such as narcissi, mimosa, hyacinth, stocks, lavender, lilies and carnations and we use scented foliage such as dill, rosemary, mint, myrtle and eucalyptus. Almost all of our posies have some sort of fragrance or scent as this is important to us and important to the origin of posies as 'nosegays'.

Top of the pops for fragrance, in my opinion, is the sweet peas and especially our homegrown ones. We hope you enjoy the fabulous fragrance of our sweet peas in this May posy and, rest assured, they haven't been anywhere near any artificial chemicals or fragrances!

What's in the posy?

Sweet pea, scabious, sweet william, tanacetum, cornflower, love in a mist, veronica, pittosporum, currant, phacelia, eucalyptus, snapdragon, allium, pink.

What's scented?

Sweet pea, eucalyptus, pink.

Our posies are a different composition every week using the best of what's in season locally. If you'd like to order one of our weekly posies, please click here.