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Great Plants: Creating an Atmosphere: Fragrance

Centerglow Ninebark - I just got one of these shrubs for my backyard, just in time to watch the colors change!

Center Glow Ninebark physocarpus opulifolius ' center glow ' ‘Center Glow’ is a mounded, vase-shaped, ninebark cultivar that typically matures to tall and as wide, and is most noted for its attra

Baptisia Once established, occasionally called false indigo, can live for decades. Baptisia is a shrub-like perennial that develops graceful stalks of blue, white, purple, or yellow flowers in the early spring. It has pretty, blue-green, pea-like foliage that looks terrific even when the plants are not in bloom. Baptisia requires a sunny spot and grows 3 to 4 feet tall. Grows in Zones 3-8.

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Once established, Baptisia, occasionally called false indigo, can live for decades.Baptisia requires a sunny spot and grows 3 to 4 feet tall. Grows in Zones

Dianthus deltoides ‘Zing Rose’

Maiden Pinks ‘Zing Rose’, mass edging, in.

What to Prune When  Take the mystery out of when to prune your plants by following our quick-and-easy guide

What to Prune When

Spring-Flowering Trees and Shrubs The best time to prune them is late spring -- immediately after they finish blooming. If you prune them later in the growing season or during winter, you'll remove flower buds and decrease the amount of spring bloom.

Weeping katsura - compact 15'-30' tree, branches fan out from the crown and sweep the ground. Caramel-scented foliage emerges bronze or purple-red, turns blue-green, then fades to gold or apricot in autumn. Tiny red flowers emerge in late March or early April before the leaves.

Tree: Weeping katsura: Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum heart-shaped leaves & caramel scented bronze/purple then blue-green fades to apricot gold

Erysimum ‘Honeyberry’

Add Bold Color with 'Honeyberry' Wallflower - Horticulture

Blue Hyssop is one of the very best Old World plants for attracting and feeding bees and bumble bees. A medicinal herb, its arromatic foliage and bright blue flowers are a highlight of the mid-summer garden. Drought resistant

Cammas Lily is a lovely native bulb species that blooms in late spring with clear blue flowers. Camassia quamash Bulbs are an excellent choice for moist loam and clay soils.

Fragrant flowers add another dimension to a garden and give reason to pause. This is a classic fragrant pairing of an old garden rose (Rosa ‘Comte de Chambord’ and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’).

Fragrant flowers add another dimension to a garden and give reason to pause. This is a classic fragrant pairing of an old garden rose (Rosa 'Comte de Chambord' and lavender (Lavandula augustifolia 'Munstead').

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