So, Tom comes home and starts sneezing so much you'd think his head would pop off. Why was he sneezing? Because my houseplant is a-bloom for the first time ever and I didn't even know it.
Tom insisted there was a lilac smell in the house. I told him he was nuts. Was I sure, he asks. Gees-Louise, Lilacs have stopped blooming for close to two months now, so I think I would know if I had a lilac in the house.
Yes, I did smell something sweet and flowery as well, but I didn't know what it could be. I only had a vase of unscented daisies in the kitchen. It could not be them. I figured for sure it was a plant from outside which was causing Tommy the trouble, but to humor my honey--who insisted the smell came from inside-- I looked around the house anyway, trying to find this mysterious scent and lo-and-behold there is was...
I'd never seen a dumb cane in bloom and man-o-man was it a strong perfume once close enough. It was not, however, anything like a lilac scent. It did smell like Asiatic lilies. I had to take the entire plant outside so Tom would stop sneezing, the poor dear.
Who the heck knew this dumbcane houseplant ever would be a-bloomin'???