|I love the rumpled buds.|
These plants are slow starters, and picky about their conditions, to boot. And Laurie planted his at the wrong time of year, then it had a difficult winter, too much water in the summer, and no care this winter at all. I'm surprised to see it still growing.
They are supposed to be extremely fragrant, but I haven't noticed any scent. I just discovered why:
The scent is so thick that on warmer days it can envelop a neighborhood. (From Portland Nursery)
Oh. We haven't had any "warmer days". Not even warm days. I'll wait for a sunny afternoon, and check again.