What are some fragrant flowers and plants to plant on my deck?
I like scented geraniums. They come in chocolate, rose, mint, lemon. Roses can be grown in a container and they always smell wonderful.
One of my favorite plants with fragrance in the summer are heliotrope . It has this funny shaped purple lavender to white colored flower. A friend just said that it smells like baby powder, but I think it is much much better. Sort of like a fresh soap. In some Agatha Christie mysteries I used to read I finally figured out that heliotrope is what the English gardeners called Cherry Pie... cute! ....Anyway other fragrant flowers are petunias... if you plant a few around the deck when they are blooming all around you, you will smell them ...A very potent popular flower is the nemesia in purple and white. They are too strongly perfumed for some of my friends. If you have the climate for a potted gardenia, they are a great plant for summer fragrance and the rich green looks good year round. The star jasmines are the epitome of the fragrant plant for a deck also... They both will last for years and years in a pot. Citrus trees on a deck will bring the wonderful scent of their blossoms and the fruit as a colorful decoration after. These last three are really for the areas with mild winters and can take temperatures just down to freezing, but even a little snow could destroy them.
Why is my gravy so lumpy?
The flour can clump up. Best to strain your gravy and use a whisk while adding flour.
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