Fragrant Plants for the Desert
I have planted one type of fragrant flower - Stock - and want more of other varieties, not only to frame the narrow front walkway to my house, but to plant in my relentlessly flat backyard.
Here are my questions:
Is there a vine that's also fragrant that would do well in covering a block wall in the Vegas heat? If not too fragrant, then pretty and hardy would do.
How do jasmines and/or gardenias do in morning sun? The planting area is very small, but has rich soil and is well drained. How about heliotrope?
What would be a good shrub/hedge choice in the backyard that would be scented and also give decent shade for a couple of dogs that need to find shady refuge during the day, LOL?
What would be a good, say, hanging container plant flower for this area? Any suggestions for good night bloomers?
Thanks for any and all information. And if you want to throw in a little info about a couple of good 30' trees (preferably evergreen, not too messy), I'd appreciate it. Also times of planting of all.