Old Fashioned Petunia
- I like old fashioned reseeding petunias as the fragrance lasts all summer and smells so good, especially in the evening, with or without breeze.
- —Guest kaynettle
Summer Fragrance in the evening
- Mirabilis, the old fashioned 4:00's, epitomize for me the fragrance of summer. I grow the fuchsia ones from a gnarled, black, cantelope-sized tuber that is over 10 years old, dug up every fall and stored in my garage for winter. Mirabilis also comes readily from seed. Cut it back after the first flush of blossoms is waning and another will come for late summer. Zone 6, southeastern PA
- —Guest waking dream
Fragrant Flower & Rose Bush
- Lavender Plant is my favourite flower and David Austin Fragrant English Rose scent unbelievable
- —Guest Sandy Ward
- 'Julia Child' Rose. The most beautiful fragrance and a bright bright yellow
- —Guest barbara phillips
Evening Rocket & Peony
- I think "Evening rocket" (Hesperis matronalis) is pretty cool. And also the "peony" (Paeonia lactiflora).
- —Guest Eloy
Gardenia in CT !
- Hoping my plant survives, hardy to z7, so they said...first year out in the winter... and ready to enjoy its fragrance!
- I have lilacs in the spring, lily of the valley in early summer, and lavender all summer long. Favorites scents I'd really like to have are Jasmine,Wisteria, Gardenias, and Freesias. If I had those my garden would be complete.
- A common, very fragrant shrub in New Orleans, LA is "Sweet Olive". It was planted near the entrance of the house or walkway to scent the approach to the house that often smelled like horse manure. Many of the original horse-and-buggy streets still exist and so does the habit of planting "Sweet Olive". It blooms when there is a temperature change of 20 degrees F. in the atmosphere. This usually occurs in the fall. It is a heady, fruity scent. Almost like Juicyfruit gum.
- —Guest NOLAGardener
More Fragrant Choices
- wisteria, Carolina jasmine, mimosa trees, lily of the valley, magnolia trees
- —Guest Doris Lindsay
Gardenia and Jasamine
- I have had both kinds of plants for at least 20 years. I live in Maryland. they winter over in my morning room and are put on the sunny deck come spring time. my plants are quite large and put out so many flowers. I take occasional cuttings to keep just in case the old ones get to the point that i can't fit their pots through the door anymore.
- —Guest gay a.
- Oh, so many to choose from, but freesias always remind me of one grandmother, and sweet peas the other. Lovely memories. Nicotiana is another favorite too
- —Guest Lilian
Gorgeous Sweet Peas and Lavender
- Easy to grow with rich rewards of beautiful blooms and glorious scent, so delightful!...I adore Lavender, I have a couple either side of a garden seat where I like to relax and their scent is so soothing!
- —Guest Peardrops
Lilly of the Valley
- Fragrance is so attached to memory and Lilacs, Dianthus Barbatus and Lilly of the Valley always make me smile and think of the good times spent in the garden as a child spending time with my Grandmother. I have been able to find some of my old fashioned favorites at the5dollarperennial.com. Does any one else have any suggestions? I also love web sights with lots of educational insight. Thanks
I Love Lilacs
- I found one of the best sources of lilacs and lilac information. They call him Doc Lilac and he is at www.lilachillnursery.com
- This smell is so sweet. Only blooms in Florida after a cold snap. Beautiful small yellow flowers. Evergreen all year long.