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Hi, I’m Susan and I’m a copywriter and resident Plant Geek for Proven Winners. You’ll find me either writing about or working hands-on with all kinds of plants just about every day of the week here in my zone 6 Michigan garden. You guessed it—plants are my passion! My garden is nearly entirely encompassed in various degrees of shade, so I’ve come to know which Proven Winners work best in my environment. I envy those of you who have sunny landscapes! What I would give for just a little slice of sunshine…
Can a landscape have too many fragrant plants? I, for one, don’t think so! Breathing in the flower-scented air of your own backyard never fails to thrill, and I still have powerful memories of the lilies of the valley in my grandmother’s backyard. Nowadays, I rely a lot on shrubs for fragrance, since many bloom longer than their herbaceous counterparts. Here are some favorites you can try in your garden to start making your own fragrant memories.
Tired of planting plain ole pansies for all of your early season projects? We have ten fun alternatives available in every color of the rainbow--perfect for the landscape or a bright patio container combination. Prepare to be inspired! Click the plant names to learn more about each individual variety.
If you love a certain flowering shrub of ours, we have varieties you will love even more! Check out our "new kids on the block"!
I really wanted to call this series of articles "10 Plants Every Gardener Should Try in the Landscape," but this seemed a bit long for a title. Whatever you call them, these 10 plants should be great in landscapes in almost any climate.
This article covers plants great for landscape plantings.