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Has anyone noticed how pitifully scented flowers are these days?

Sure, they are pretty to look at and last forever, but they hardly have any scent. I think they've inadvertently bred out the fragrance when they selected for longevity and color. I, for one, would rather a rose SMELL like a rose, even if it dies 1 week sooner.

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Asked by JZ10FPM at 11:57 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I agree. I think it's sad, but it's all about what makes $$.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • And yes, they have bred out the scent in favor of color and longevity. It's a known fact.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • yes, but you can grow your own and get some fantastic fragrance. Try Tyler roses from Texas, mmm, they smell like heaven

    Answer by shivasgirl at 12:46 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • yes

    Answer by san78 at 5:48 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • That's why I prefer to grow my roses than to purchase from a store.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:49 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • They have been bred for perfect petals, and in the meantime, the scent went away. Grow your own. The Bud and open blossom won't be as pretty, but they will smell better.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:18 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • not here! they are great!

    Answer by gardenchic at 9:29 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • yes that's true, a regular rose bush in someones yard smells a lot better than store bought

    Answer by gwen20 at 4:31 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • If I could garden worth anything, I would totally grow my own. The previous owner of our home planted peonies in several places -- they smell SO good! When I take them to work, others even comment on how the ones they have recently planted just don't smell as fragrant.

    Comment by JZ10FPM (original poster) at 10:01 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

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