Years ago I planted a Clethra alnifolia, otherwise the Sweet Pepperbush. Although it has bloomed every year, I never paid much attention to it despite its fragrance because the flowers are not highly dramatic. Today, I realized that the shrub was awash with flowers and finally took a closer look. I was rewarded with partially blooming, partially budding flowers. If there is one in your neighborhood, take a moment and look closely. You will not be disappointed.