In addition to the aesthetically appealing look of a garden full of flowers, it is an added bonus when that garden smells pretty also. These beauties have it all:Marvel of Peru, also known as Four O’Clocks, are a beautiful annual with remarkable trumpet-like flowers that flower continuously all summer. They are available in a range of colours with more than one colour on each plant. The flowers generally open in the late afternoon (hence the alternate name of Four O’Clocks) and once open, the blooms have a wonderful fragrance. These are an annual in our area of South Western Ontario, meaning that they’ll die off at the first frost, but the up side is the continuous blooms all summer long. While it is true that Scented Stock may not be the showiest of all flowers, they are an annual bedding plant available in a multitude of colours and they have a beautiful scent produced in the evening that make them a must-have in any garden. You’ll want to plant them in a part-sun area and you may find they don’t fair well in our Milton and area summer humidity, but they’ll perk back up again for fall. You may want to companion plant them with other annuals which are a little sturdier to help support them during the humidity. All of this extra consideration is well worth it when you’re able to enjoy the beautiful evening fragrance of scented stock. On the quest for scent, we can’t forget the annual bedding plant, Nicotiana. Available in a multitude of colours, this annual produces star shaped flowers all summer long. The flowers are pretty to the eye, but heavenly to the nose – they are fragrant (some cultivars more than others) in the evenings. These and more annuals are generally available in cell packs of 4-6 plants, though we sometimes have larger sizes of more mature plants as well. For more ideas to improve the scent in your garden, come on in to Jade Gardens and Greenhouses in Hornby, Ontario, located in close proximity to Milton, Oakville, Mississauga and Georgetown.