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6 Flowers That Smell Like Candy

Published on NewsOK Published: July 22, 2013
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I'm a vegetable gardener. Or at least, I always have been until very recently. I love growing my own food and I've dedicated a lot of time and energy into learning the craft of small-scale food farming.

However, a recent move and certain circumstances have kept me from my veggie-growing ways this year. And now, in this new house, I'm feeling drawn to flowers for the first time ever. Flowers! Beautiful bright blooms, a rainbow explosion across my yard. All the shapes and colors and sizes; vines and stalks and shrubs and on and on. But mostly? Mostly I want the sweet, calming, joy-inducing fragrance that comes from fresh blooming flowers.

And I've been doing my research. Some people like it floral and perfume-y, others like it heady and tropical. Me? I guess because I'm used to growing food - I like my flowers to smell downright edible. So here it is, my top six picks for the most delectably-scented flowers you can find. These are the flowers that smell like candy!

1) Freesia

Photo of Freesia by M.Martin Vincente/Flickr Creative Commons.

Freesia is a very sweet-smelling flower, almost reminiscent of strawberries or other summer fruit.  Some people even describe it as smelling like Fruit Loops! But it's much more mild than that with subtle high notes of honey and mint.

2) Honeysuckle

Photo of European Honeysuckle by sannse/Wikimedia Commons.

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