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On Gardening: Copper Canyon Daisy casts olfactory spell

At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens it is the Copper Canyon daisy that is guaranteed to put all visitors under a spell from the smell. It happens on a regular basis. After a class, I take the students or clients on a personal tour of the garden. We exit the side door of the conference center right into the Mediterranean Garden, and instantly they become fixated on a shrubby marigold with a tantalizing fragrance. Oddly enough it makes no difference whether the plant is blooming; the fragrant foliage acts like a Pied Piper drawing them in. It will take several minutes before I can get their attention and can point out the other terrific plants or the nearby hummingbirds or butterflies...

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