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Annuals that smell good.

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by Dennis on January 21, 2006 09:24 AM
Hi,
I plan on starting seeds in the house, under florescence lights, this spring. I've done this in the past and made out ok with starting from seeds.
I usually plant annuals and last year I had a lot of marigolds. But this year I would like to plant some annuals that smell good, so that I could cut them and bring them into the house.
The marigolds were pretty but didn't really smell all that good.
Does anyone have any ideas of easy annuals to grow that smell good? I live in Maine so I don't transplant the little critters until the last of May.

Thanks,
Dennis

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by weezie13 on January 21, 2006 09:32 AM
Any special requirements you're looking for
Dennis??
Like, shorter or taller varieties??
(for vases... or a cut flower grouping??)

Certain colors??

Or anything, as long as it smells nice??

I personally love, love, love Sweet Peas..
*the old fashioned ones!!*
They smell heavenly..

I have a few more, will add in a bit..

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by markr on January 21, 2006 09:59 AM
id go for sweet peas and carnations, both are quite easy to grow

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by cinta on January 21, 2006 10:22 AM
I have some sun but not much. So I will give you my suggestions that will work in Sun or some sun.
verbena
Alyssum
Nicotiania

I would not limit myself to annuals. If you really want fragrance you need to purchase some bulbs and have lilies. They are easy, fast and come back every year and you would have more every year.

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by tkhooper on January 21, 2006 11:41 AM
here are some

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)
Syringa 'Thumbelina' (Lilac)
Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef' Bee Balm

And that about all I could find. Hope you have better luck finding some.

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by Cricket on January 21, 2006 11:52 AM
Stock, heliotrope, some dianthus
by Dennis on January 22, 2006 01:20 PM
quote:
Originally posted by weezie13:
Any special requirements you're looking for
Dennis??
Like, shorter or taller varieties??
(for vases... or a cut flower grouping??)

Certain colors??

Or anything, as long as it smells nice??

I personally love, love, love Sweet Peas..
*the old fashioned ones!!*
They smell heavenly..

I have a few more, will add in a bit..

Thanks Weezie,
Color doesn't matter but I was thinking about putting them in vases.

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Dennis
by plants 'n pots on January 22, 2006 10:41 PM
I second the stock and nicotiana!
Also dianthus and heliotrope.

Snapdragons smell like candy to me, but you have to get up close to smell it.

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by weezie13 on January 28, 2006 12:05 PM
even though they aren't annuals..
I love Lily's of the Valley!!!
They smellll heavenly, and have stems
that are quite sturdy and long but short.
*4" or 5"*

But like I said earlier..
The old fashion Sweet Peas are beautiful too..
Nice stems too..

And even though again, this is not an annual..
*it's a perennial* but I Love LEMON TYHME...
***or really any of the lemon scented ones..
balm, grass..lemon is a great pick~me~up!!!***

Helitrope is nice...
Nasturiums are nice too...*certain colors*

And yes, to the dianthus (cheddar~pinks)
can smell spicey like...

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by obywan59 on January 28, 2006 04:43 PM
Some petunias have a really nice fragrance.

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by peppereater on January 29, 2006 03:18 AM
You might like fennel for its licorice smell, and there are many kinds of mint...chocolate mint, pineapple mint, peppermint etc.

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