Fragrant Garden

Suggestions for a sweetly-perfumed garden, from scented blossoms to foliage that releases scent when touched.

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In addition to its sweetly perfumed blossomsýlilies, dianthus, phlox, nicotiana, and othersýthis garden includes plants such as Russian sage and catmint, whose aromatic foliage releases scent only when touched. A succession of fragrances spans the growing season, from irises and candytuft in spring to sweet autumn clematis. Three 4-foot-wide trellises are optional; they accommodate vining plants and serve as backdrop. This garden could be placed next to a patio, against a fence, at the side of the house, or along a property line. Make sure thereýs a comfortable chair nearby, where you can take in the intoxicating aromas. These perennials, annuals, and vines will bloom best in a sunny exposure.

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