fragrant plants

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    Hardy, Fragrant Vines for the Northern Plains

    When you need a tall plant but don’t have a lot of room, a vine is the perfect solution. And when vines have fragrant flowers, they check off yet another…

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    Episode 85: Fragrant Plants

    Alternate titles for this episode: Plants That Stink or Smell This Episode. Kidding aside, lovely smelling plants are a bonus that every garden deserves. We all spend so much time…

  • Cupani’s Original sweet pea

    Growing Sweet Peas in the South

    Growing up, Jason spent a lot of his summers in England with his grandparents. One of his favorite things to do there was to visit flower shows. There would be…

  • Paperbush

    Shrubs for Winter Fragrance in the South

    The color of a blossom might be the first thing to catch our eye in the landscape, but adding sweet aroma to that bloom elevates the plant to all-star status.…

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    Enchanting Evening Fragrances for Northern California

    After a hectic day's work, a gardener unwinds quickest with a relaxing visit to the garden. We stroll pathways, peruse perennial borders, and perhaps harvest veggies or blooms to bring…

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    Fall Fragrance From a Little-Known Shrub

    I wouldn’t say I’m a full-on curmudgeon. However, a plant with spikes that can hold its own against rowdy neighborhood kids will always pique my interest. Enter ‘Sasaba’ holly tea…

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    Four Fragrant Favorites for Northern California

    For the plant lover, fragrance enhances the gardening experience, adding an almost magical layer to the beauty of a plant and an intangible dimension to the garden's design. Fragrance can…

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    Growing Baskets Full of Lavender

    Today’s photos come from Eileen deCamp in Charlottesville, Virginia. I love growing lavender (Lavandula species and hybrids), but it can be challenging in our Virginia climate with humidity, clay soil,…

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    Fragrant Blooms for the Low Desert

    When most people think of the low desert, sweet smells aren’t the first thing that pops into their minds. Typically, we’d think of cacti, palo verdes (Parkinsonia spp. and cvs.,…

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    Fragrant Camellias for the Shade

    Camellias add color and beauty to the shady Northern California garden from fall to early spring—a time when little else is in bloom. In our area, camellias prefer shelter from…