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The scent of old fashioned roses comes from a part of the flower knowns as the nectaries, usually found at the base of the male stamen inside the flower.

Have you ever wondered why some flowers, such as old fashioned roses, have a lovely fragrance and others, especially some of the newer hybrid roses, have no fragrance?

Personally, I think all roses should have that great fragrance. It took a little digging, but in reading a vintage flower-grower’s handbook, I found a simple explanation that shed some light on just what makes the fragrance in flowers — it is the part of a flower referred to as nectaries. The nectaries that create these lovely fragrances are usually found at the base of the male stamen inside the flower.

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