Right across the street from my office is the most amazing Catalpa tree. I can smell it in the morning when I get to work.
The flowers are really gorgeous and amazingly plentiful on a fairly small tree.
They are just beautiful bunches of blooms but I wish you could smell them. Almost like lilac but sweeter.
Each flower later becomes a long bean, which is why the catalpa has also been known as the Indian bean tree or cigar tree.
Another reason I fancy this tree is because one night when I was little, my mom brought me 2 or 3 beans from a catalpa tree that she found on her way home. She told me they were Jack and the beanstalk's beans. And I believed her!