Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.
Recently, I’ve been digging quite a lot of holes for bulbs, and as I plant them I fantasize about how beautifully they will bloom next spring.
If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.
If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.
Scientists have found odor receptors in nearly every organ in the human body!
Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.
Just about any herb you grow can be used as filler to increase the impact of a few garden flowers in a vase.
Mirabilis jalapa are a well known cottage garden flower and have a common name that reflects an atypical blooming pattern.
When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.
Flowering shrubs are invaluable in the garden, and many have pleasant perfumes as well as lovely flowers.