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.
If there are lots of scented, pesticide-free rose petals available, the recipe for producing rose water at home is fairly simple.
Jasmine's latin name, "jasmine polyanthum", meaning "many flowers", is telling of this plant's variety. This vine is known for its fragrance and its history.
Experience the Victorian charm of these beautiful and fragrant blossoms.
They are so good at self sowing that once you have one in your garden you will always have them in subsequent years.
You can plant many varieties of lily bulbs to have continuous bloom from late May into August.
Whether you prefer the large hyacinths that are synonymous with the Dutch, or the smaller ones beloved by the Brits, do plant some hyacinth bulbs this fall.