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Plants that make scents

Geraniums can be stored over the winter for

Geraniums can be stored over the winter for replanting next spring. Photo Credit: AP


Research has shown that scent can influence our emotions, stress levels and feelings of well-being. Can you imagine roses or honeysuckle without it? And it's not just flowers that can have us inhaling deeply: Plants with fragrant foliage, like the scented geranium and catmint that line my walkway, also release intoxicating scents when I brush past them as I walk by. --Jessica Damiano

Fly honeysuckle is deciduous shrubbery with opposite egg-shaped
Photo Credit: J. Randall/ Invasive Plant Council of New York

Fly honeysuckle is deciduous shrubbery with opposite egg-shaped leaves and pairs of tubular fragrant flowers that can be red, white or pink.

Catmint (Nepeta).
Photo Credit: Steven Still

Catmint (Nepeta). "Walker's Low," a catmint variety, attracts bees and butterflies, but is otherwise pest and disease resistant and doesn't require more than average soil and full sun. It will even tolerate a bit of shade, preferring well-drained soil and neutral pH.

Geraniums can be stored over the winter for
Photo Credit: AP

Geraniums can be stored over the winter for replanting next spring.

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