Try fragrant plants around the front door to your home
Story by Jennifer Williams
Treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable entrance by placing fragrant plants at your home’s entry. While there are thousands to choose from, your climate and site conditions are going to dictate which plants will work best for you. The plants in this plan are for a sunny location with average to slightly acidic soil. If you are not familiar with your soil, a simple soil test through your local extension office will help. If starting from scratch is not on your agenda, you can also use this plan to update your existing entrance. Add a few fragrant bulbs or annuals between existing plantings, or if you have some old shrubs that are losing their vigor, replace them with more fragrant varieties.
Vining plants are great sources of fragrance in the garden. The key to working with climbing plants is to ensure you have a structure strong enough to support the weight of the vines – or in the case of the roses or wisteria, strong branch-like canes or vines.Whether you start from scratch or work with your existing landscape, I highly recommend choosing plants with sequential bloom seasons, to not only extend your enjoyment but also to prevent overwhelming your senses!