Fragrant Plants Make Scents

Gardening is a sensory activity. Visual beauty. Restful sounds (think water, bamboo clacking, leaves rustling, and bird chirping). Tasty fruit, vegetable and herbal delights. An almost infinite variety of tactile sensations, from prickly to downy soft. And then there’s all the floral, fresh, spicy and woodsy smells the garden has to offer from healthy soil to fragrant foliage and flowers.

Great Plant Picks has taken the guesswork out of finding fragrant plants that will succeed in our maritime Northwest climate. One hundred and forty-one plants, from Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ to Viburnum carlesii ‘Aurora’, await your perusal. The website provides excellent descriptions, photos and cultural requirements for each plant to ensure your success.