Also known as Arabian tea jasmine, ‘Maid of Orleans’ (Jasminum sambac) is usually raised for its perfumed blooms. The blossoms also make a refreshing flavored water. Simply place flowers in cold water, refrigerate overnight, and drink in the morning. This jasmine thrives indoors or out, although it’s only winter hardy in Zone 10. Indoors, keep it in a bright southern window with temps above 65 F. ‘Maid of Orleans’ grows into a shrub form. Prune as needed to control and direct growth.
Blackberry blossoms are white and sweetly fragrant. They appear in late spring to early summer, sparkling in their five-petaled beauty. Baby Cakes blackberry is a dwarf blackberry variety that’s suited for growing in containers.
The design goal for this backyard? Create a quiet escape for meditating and relaxing. Fragrant plants are the inviting screen around an in-ground hot tub. Nearby, a fire pit is at the heart of a sitting area.
Savannah, a hybrid tea rose, should take a bow. This variety was named Best Hybrid Tea, Most Fragrant Rose and Most Outstanding Rose at the 2015 Biltmore International Rose Trials. It's able to withstand the heat and humidity in southern gardens and is especially resistant to black spot and mildew. The vigorous shrubs grow to 4 feet in zones 5-9, producing glossy green leaves and lots of fragrant, salmon-pink blooms in the summer.
This inviting breakfast nook with pale blue walls and crisp white cabinetry and trim is set for Christmas. Fresh greenery trimmed with pomegranates, cinnamon sticks and pinecones create fresh, fragrant holiday decor that's in keeping with the home's classic design.
This home features beautiful curb appeal with fragrant florals and potted plants. Drawing on designs from the south of France, the entryway invites guests into the home with plenty of color from the blooming roses, lavender and and citrus plants.
Aged vessels in a variety of shapes and sizes complement traditional decor like pinecones and are a great way to accommodate unique, curious little flora like the scabiosa pod flower or fragrant evergreen clippings.
Use persimmon fruits (Diospyros virginiana), which are high in vitamin C, to make cookies, cakes, puddings and more. The trees grow 35 to 60 feet high and are hardy in zones 5 to Fragrant flowers open in spring.
When you create an outdoor room, there has to be a reason to use it whether it's functional (to eat, to swim, to cook, to relax) or it's visual (a sculpture, fountain, fireplace, fragrant plant). Plan your yard with focal points in mind.