At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.
Flowering quince and forsythia are better known for forcing but witch hazel is great too.
New and improved quinces are not as quirky as their predecessors and perform well in all seasons...and they're thornless!
Dwarf fragrant sumac is a low-growing native shrub with yellow flowers in the early spring and has scented bark and foliage that are responsible for its name.
Flowering shrubs are invaluable in the garden, and many have pleasant perfumes as well as lovely flowers.
The blooms of Hydrangea bushes vary in shape but all are highly prized for the romance that they add to a garden.