Hyacinth and Chrysanthemum
- hyacinth and chrysanthemum They start early after winter is getting over with and are the start of the spring scents. During summer it is old musk roses and honeysuckle. The hot , humid Kentucky summers let the scent "waft" and it drifts in the windows during the cool of the night. It makes an excellent stress reliever when sitting on a porch swing just listening to the sounds of a summer night.
- —Guest dawnwinds58
- Nicotiana stay closed in the sunshine and open in the late afternoon, and the scent in the evening is wonderful. I make sure I plant some by the windows of my sunroom so it will drift into the house. They just flowered last week (a little late this year) and will stay in bloom until the frost and beyond.
- It smells like a rose but is stronger and sweeter smelling. It's also gorgeous to look at. Amazing center on large pink flowers. 08-Jul-09
- —Guest Susan K from Regina
Lilies of the Valley
- They spread so be careful. I keep mine contained within a concrete square by our front door so you smell them everytime you come in or out.
- —Guest Theresa Gust
- Always look forward to spring and bringing some hyacinth inside. The scent fragrances the entire house.
- —Guest Tanya
- whenever somebody passed by our yard they keep on asking the flower
- —Guest abe
Fragrant Cloud Roses
- When I lived in San Diego, I planted 4 Fragrant Cloud roses under my sewing room/bedroom window. Delightful. Very few flowers I don't like the fragrance of.
- Honeysuckle is my number 1. I love driving around with the windows down and smelling the tiny. sweet aroma of the Honeysuckle vine that takes over the roadsides.
- —Guest Brook
Gardenia, Freesia and Wild Honeysuckle
- A white flower triumvirate shares first place in my list -- gardenia, freesia and wild honeysuckle. Stargazer lilies come in next, followed by petunias, phlox, lavender, basil and various mints and evergreens. I'm curious to try jasmine. Scents I don't care for are hyacinth and Russian sage.
Chicago Peace Rose
- The magnificently colored Chicago Peace Rose is also spectacular for its luscious, rich, exotic scent.
- —Guest Sun Dancer
- This isn't a flower, but, I planted lemon balm just for its aroma. I hope it multiplies and fills my yard. I love walk around my yard and check what's growing. As I do this, I'll snip off a lemon balm leaf and roll it in my fingers and just feel a peaceful calm from its aroma.
- —Guest Beverly
- I gotta go with the Stargazer. I just staked mine since the blooms are so big. They're under my kitchen window near the front door, and the scent is so strong it waifs throughout the house. I love them, and look forward to the blooms every year.
- —Guest susigirl1957
- A rose is a rose is a rose. Beautiful scent for indoors too.
- —Guest Joanie
- Fragrance is the most important features of my garden. Certain smells relieve my stress immediately and really do have a healing effect. A few: Sweet Peas, Nicotania, Old Fashioned Petunias, and of course, many different herbs. The most powerful for me is Jasmine.
- —Guest Melinda Rose
- The smell of moonflowers in the evening is one of my favorites. This is an old type moonflower rather than one of the newer named varieties. It has a very large bloom with a light lavender trim at the edge. When 100+ blooms are all open at once the fragrance is wonderful.
- —Guest Dale Germeroth