Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 3: En­joy the scent of shrubs

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden - SCD

There is no short­age of shrubs that pro­duce scented flow­ers in the win­ter months. It makes sense to plant them near paths, gates and door­ways in or­der to re­ceive the ben­e­fit as we pass nearby. Among the cham­pi­ons is the witch hazel, Ha­mamelis, whose cu­ri­ously spi­dery yel­low flow­ers cover the bare shoots of this big shrub and per­fume the sur­round­ing air about now. An­other is the win­ter-flow­er­ing honey­suckle, Lon­icera Win­ter Beauty, whose lit­tle white trum­pets should al­ways call at­ten­tion by the door. Per­haps at its base might flour­ish the low ever­green Christ­mas box, Sar­co­cocca con­fusa, to add its sweet notes.

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