No romantic evening garden would be complete without the luminous, iridescent huge trumpets of white Moonflower, the fragrant Southern belle of climbing vines. These vigorous vines with their large, bright green heart shaped leaves make a dense canopy that will cloak a fence or sturdy trellis. At dusk, the opalescent buds unfurl in slow motion while you watch, releasing their haunting perfume as they swirl and flare wide open to show delicate throats creased with a creamy star.
Thomas Jefferson loved the beautiful flower trusses of tall cleome in his renowned flower gardens at Monticello. Today, these vigorous summer flowers are treasured in heirloom and restoration gardens. The 4 to 5 foot plants are crowned with huge flower clusters of pale pink, crisp white and rose-violet florets. Cleome’s unique blossoms with their long petals and spidery stamens are favorites of nectar-seeking hummingbirds. They make striking large arrangements when the long stems of bloom are brought indoors.
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Carefree nasturtiums with buttercream-colored blossoms, each marked at the throat with a delicate etching in deep strawberry. These top setting, spurred flowers shine above blue-green lilypad-shaped leaves, and hummingbirds love their nectar. Vanilla Berry plants cover empty garden spaces and drape gracefully to fill in windowboxes and planters. The flowers are edible, with a watercress-like flavor, perfect as a spicy garnish to top salads or fancy open-faced sandwiches.
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An old-fashioned Victorian favorite, heliotrope is still cultivated for perfume making in Europe. The handsome plants have dark blue-green leaves and velvety 4 to 5 inch panicles of tiny purple blossoms whose soft sensuous fragrance is reminiscent of violets and cherries but more rich and complex. Plant them in containers or nearby garden beds where you can easily enjoy their sweet scent and bewitching color throughout the summer.
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