Fragrant flowers, that fade from an intense violet to a softer lavender blue and then to white, are such a sweet feature of the old-fashioned shrub that I know as the Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow (Brunfelsia) bush. It is the way in which its flowers change colour from day to day that give this shrub its common name.
From violet ...
... to lavender blue ...
... & then to white.
The young Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow bush growing in my garden was covered in masses of these blooms after the recent soaking rains we had. It is slower growing and it does need water, especially in the drier months of the year. After flowering, it's important to give it a light prune to encourage new growth and to keep the shrub bushy.
Flowers and raindrops.
My Grandmother grew this shrub in her garden, my Mother grows it still and now I do too. The fragrance of its little flowers brings back memories of the gardens I played in when I was young. It's amazing how fragrance can do that in an instant:
"Smell is a potent wizard
that transports you across a thousand miles
and all the years you have lived."
~ Helen Keller
Do you grow fragrant plants in your garden and do they take you back in time too?
p.s. You need to be aware, if you choose to grow this shrub, that parts of it are poisonous to dogs.