Synopses & Reviews
Walk into the garden and what do you smell: the rich perfume of aromatic flowers and foliage? Or, is one of your most important senses deprived because of the absence of a delicious fragrance? A highly practical reference--with over 300 informative illustrations and all the details of planning, planting, and maintenance--shows how to bring the wonder of scent to the garden. Find out about the types of fragrance found in flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds; and which aromas complement each other. Examine planting schemes to get an idea of how you might lay out your own space, and remember that not all scented gardens are the same--the different styles range from climbing to patio and courtyard to large-scale plots. Develop a scented shrub border, rose garden, herb garden, or even an aromatic bog or rock garden. A comprehensive plant directory with more than 250 entries will make selection easy!