How to make your garden bloom

The West's best flowers for borders, beds, bouquets, and containers

17 favorite fragrant blossoms

Grow these bloomers to perfume your garden—and your home

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Photo by; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel


Creamy white blossoms of ‘Washington’ navel orange have a rich, fruity perfume that seems to float in the warm spring air. ‘Eureka’ lemon has at least some flowers nearly all year. Grow both in sun. Zones 8, 9, 12–24; H1–H2.


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