New Englander’s love the idea of no more snow, no more shoveling and no more layering clothing with a dozen wool pullovers to keep warm. If you live around these parts, you probably agree that although the first snowfall can be a beautiful sight to behold, the daydreaming of warm beaches usually follows quickly. That’s why the first blooms of the fresh spring season are an exciting event in the northeast and are often looked upon as a sign of better things to come. Who doesn’t love the blankets of crocus, daffodils and hyacinth sweeping across our backyard lawns and the beautiful addition of bright color that replaces the dismal ice we’ve lived with for months. It’s a welcome change to look forward to each spring although there are a few of us who can be bothered by a select portion of their properties…
Flowers can be troubling for those afflicted with allergies, particularly when it comes to the scent. While many varieties have less ability to produce a strong smell, others produce a fragrance that is quite pungent and can be annoying to some. If you belong to this group who ducks for cover every time blooming season arrives but still would like to enjoy the beauty of flowers, you might want to take a look at this list which separates the stinky species from the less assuming. No one has to go without a cheerful bouquet of seasonal bloomers as long as we recognize the species set that will be less bothersome to their health issues.
artwork via aboutflowers.com
Stinky VS Less Stinky
Narcissus (←same family→ Daffodils
Stargazer Lilies Hydrangea
Sweet Pea Ranunculus
Lily of the Valley Anemones