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    Default What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    And don't tell me oud trees Might as well import gold!

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    Hyacinth, wisteria and honeysuckle.

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    blackcurrant sage

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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    I have a Mr. Lincoln, a Pope John Paul II, a Double Delight, a Carolina jasmine (yellow) and a white jasmine on the balcony.

    My mom has an Ylang Ylang in her front yard and a few Michelia Alba on the rooftop. I went home to visit her and they smelled amazing.
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    This is a subject close to my heart because my brother went blind from glaucoma as a young man. My parents (both still alive!) have always had a nice sized flower garden and my brother still enjoyed it after he went blind because of the smells.
    Lily of the Valley
    Azalea
    Wood Hyacinths
    Peonies
    Roses (which I still like but am allergic to)
    Lilac bushes shared around the family
    a linden tree and some tulip trees
    Daffodils and narcissus
    tiger lilies
    but my brother's favorite garden smell is day lily
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    In two of our homes inside we have night-blooming jasmine and honeysuckle plants in many areas. Outside we have a number of very fragrant flowering tropical fruit tees like, umbu, pitanga and jabuticaba.
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    This is a subject close to my heart because my brother went blind from glaucoma as a young man. My parents (both still alive!) have always had a nice sized flower garden and my brother still enjoyed it after he went blind because of the smells.
    Lily of the Valley
    Azalea
    Wood Hyacinths
    Peonies
    Roses (which I still like but am allergic to)
    Lilac bushes shared around the family
    a linden tree and some tulip trees
    Daffodils and narcissus
    tiger lilies
    but my brother's favorite garden smell is day lily
    I bet the garden looks and smells wonderful.
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Elderberry, Loquat (the blossoms smell divine!), Jasmine, Lantana, Rose, Tuberose, Geranium, Lavender, Myrtle, Juniper, Hyacinth, Lilac, Sage, Oregano, Champaca
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Rose--Don Juan red climber is my favorite, then Tropicana.
    Lilac--didn't do well. I had to take it out
    Hyacinth
    Narcissus
    Honeysuckle--was just here, but I encourage it
    Chocolate spearmint--amazing stuff
    Asiatic lillies
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    There used to be lilac, citronella, basil (along with other aromatic herbs) wild lavender and green tobacco, plus forest fruit like raspberries growing quite randomly and still abundantly, even with no special care or gardening work all around the yard and garden of my grandmother's house-their scent being both perceptible and quite pleasant.
    But now orchids, aloe and other small sized ornamental flowers/plants one can keep and grow in an apartment seem to be among the few options a busy city life still allows (at least at this point in time).

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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Peony
    Oriental and Trumpet Lily
    Day Lily
    Dianthus
    Lily of the Valley
    Butterfly Bush
    Lilac
    Mock Orange

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    My girl has some plants growing in a wardrobe at home. Smells great. She won’t let me touch them though. Some special herb she says.
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Murreya, thyme, jasmine, honeysuckle, lavender, osmanthus, Frangipani, gardenia.
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    Roses, lavender and whatever cut flowers my girlfriend wants. Otherwise just own succulents and cacti as they're hardy.

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    Dwarf lime trees.

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    Rose and gardenia

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    A Honeysuckle bush -- perfumers just can't replicate it exactly imo -- the smell blows my mind when it is in full flower

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    A cistus ladanifer shrub for that unmistakeable aroma with alba lavender planted all around it.
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Lilac
    Cherry
    Apple
    Peony
    Honeysuckle

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    My tuberoses are finally starting to bloom! A little late this year
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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    My favorites are my two magnolia trees.
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    Pelargonium (geranium), fennel, lemon balm, hyacinth, narcissus poeticus recurvus (pheasant-eye), roses, tulips (Prinses Irene), snowdrops (faint, but the scent of early spring).
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    Hyacinth
    Lily of the valley
    Lilac
    Wallflower
    Freesia

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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    My tuberoses are finally starting to bloom! A little late this year
    The blooms are so pretty that I feel guilty for hating the smell.

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    Default Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    I was a bit of a late bloomer in the landscaping department so far, Osmanthus and Gardenias would be the main fragrance-driven choices. But honestly, I even like the scent of boxwood that so many can find objectionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    This is a subject close to my heart because my brother went blind from glaucoma as a young man. My parents (both still alive!) have always had a nice sized flower garden and my brother still enjoyed it after he went blind because of the smells.
    Lily of the Valley
    Azalea
    Wood Hyacinths
    Peonies
    Roses (which I still like but am allergic to)
    Lilac bushes shared around the family
    a linden tree and some tulip trees
    Daffodils and narcissus
    tiger lilies
    but my brother's favorite garden smell is day lily
    thank you for this wonderful story, Zilpha!

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    A mimosa tree
    Carnations
    Hyacinths

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    For many years I had a studio on a quiet terrace in Hong Kong and the old boy who looked after the house next door had pots and pots of Ginger Lily (also the signature scent of Shanghai Tang stores BTW). Beautiful when they bloomed.

    Also, nearby there was a school across the road from my apartment with 3 osmanthus trees beside the front door - naturally I would pick a flower on the way past at night to nibble on. The real thing in bloom beats any osmanthus perfumes out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    For many years I had a studio on a quiet terrace in Hong Kong and the old boy who looked after the house next door had pots and pots of Ginger Lily (also the signature scent of Shanghai Tang stores BTW). Beautiful when they bloomed.

    Also, nearby there was a school across the road from my apartment with 3 osmanthus trees beside the front door - naturally I would pick a flower on the way past at night to nibble on. The real thing in bloom beats any osmanthus perfumes out there
    Osmanthus season is just finishing up here. For a week or two it was all pervasive. I live fairly high up in an apartment block on a street that is basically all apartment blocks, but some hidden little trees somewhere made sure that osmanthus scented air wafted in whenever we had the windows open. Quite a tenacious scent.

    Ooh, what I do want is a big lemon eucalypt.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
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