A light breeze saturated with honeysuckle and lilac perfume rustles ferns, and the lush grass cushions each step as the sun warms your face. Gardens relax the mind, rejuvenate the soul, and awaken the senses—perhaps none more powerfully than scent.

Fragrances can transport you to favorite places, bring back sweet memories of childhood, or create a romantic atmosphere. Add a few of the plants we picked to make your garden "scent"-ual.

Planting Tips
Plant your new fragrant additions near the house so that you can enjoy the aromas inside and out. Intensify a fragrance by placing a plant near a wall or a patio where it will absorb reflected heat. Finally, place your most prized fragrant plants in a more enclosed area such as a courtyard so the scent will linger and not be carried away on a breeze.

Tour the Scent-ual Garden

Aromatic plants blend beauty with powerfully evocative fragrances.

By Katie Atkins Gregg

A light breeze saturated with honeysuckle and lilac perfume rustlesferns, and the lush grass cushions each step as the sun warms yourface. Gardens relax the mind, rejuvenate the soul, and awaken thesenses?perhaps none more powerfully than scent.

Fragrances can transport you to favorite places, bring backsweet memories of childhood, or create a romantic atmosphere. Add afew of the plants we picked to make your garden "scent"-ual.

Planting Tips
Plant your new fragrant additions near the house so that youcan enjoy the aromas inside and out. Intensify a fragrance byplacing a plant near a wall or a patio where it will absorbreflected heat. Finally, place your most prized fragrant plants ina more enclosed area such as a courtyard so the scent will lingerand not be carried away on a breeze.

Tour the Scent-ual Garden

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