If mother loves plants and gardening, but her eyesight is failing, would a fragrance garden be a good solution

My mother loves plants and gardening, but her eyesight is failing. I'm glad to help her with her garden, but I'd like her to enjoy it too. Would a fragrance garden be a good solution?
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When one sense fails, others often become more heightened. Your mother likely will appreciate plants with fragrance. Remember that foliage as well as flowers can be a potent source of aroma. Ask your mother which of the following plants she likes, and add them to her garden for olfactory enjoyment.

Common Name Botanical Name Zones Fragrant foliage Balsam fir Abies balsamea 2-5 California incense cedar Calocedrus decurrens 5-8 Camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora 9-10 Chives Allium schoenoprasum 3-10 Colorado spruce Picea pungens 3-7(8) English lavender Lavandula angustifolia 5-8 Eucalyptus Eucalyptus spp. (7)8-10 Garden sage Salvia officinalis 5-10 Honey bush Melianthus major 10-11 Juniper Juniperus spp. 3-9 Lantana Lantana camara 8-10 Laurel, sweet bay Laurus nobilis 8-10 Lavender cotton Santolina chamaecyparissus 6-9 Mint Mentha ssp. 4-10 Oregano Origanum vulgare 5-11 Pine Pinus spp. 3-8 Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis (6)7-9 Scented geraniums Pelargonium spp. 9-10 Wild thyme Thymus serpyllum 4-9 Fragrant flowers Angel's trumpet Brugmansia versicolor 9-10

August lily Hosta plantaginea 3-9 Bearded iris Iris bearded hybrids 3-9 Black locust Robinia pseudoacacia 4-8(9) Burkwood viburnum Viburnum x burkwoodii (4)5-8 Butterfly bush Buddleia davidii 5-9 Cheddar pink Dianthus gratianapolitanus 3-9 Citrus Citrus spp. 8-11 Clove currant Ribes odoratum 4-7 Daphne Daphne spp. (4)5-9 Fragrant viburnum Viburnum x carlcephalum 5-8 Frangipani Plumeria rubra 10-11 Freesia Freesia cvs. 9-10 Garden phlox Phlox paniculata 3-8 Gardenia Gardenia jasminoides (7)8-10 Heliotrope Heliotropium arborescens NA Himalayan sweet box Sarcococca hookeriana (5)6-8

Holly osmanthus Osmanthus heterophyllus (6)7-9 Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis 4-8 Japanese wisteria Wisteria floribunda 5-9 Jasmine Jasminum officinale 8-10 Korean spice viburnum Viburnum carlesii 4-7 Lilac Syringa vulgaris 3-7 Lily Lilium spp. 3-8 Lily-of-the-valley Convallaria majalis 2-7 Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius 4-8 Orange jessamine Murraya paniculata 10-11 Peony Paeonia 3-8 Rose Rosa spp. 3-10 Star jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides 8-9 Summersweet Clethra alnifolia 4-9 Sweet acacia Acacia farnesiana 9-10 Sweet autumn clematis Clematis ternifolia 5-8 Sweet bay magnolia Magnolia virginiana 5-9 Sweet bouvardia Bouvardia longiflora 9-10 Sweet violet Viola odorata 5-9 Tuberose Polianthes tuberosa 9-11 White ginger Hedychium coronarium 10-11


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