Calycanthus or Carolina Sweetshrub is a great choice for fragrance and deer resistance.
There are numerous salvias on the market but one stands out. Called Salvia Amistad, it is a knockout for color and number of flowers produced on a huge plant that will attract pollinators.
I create containers for clients all the time and am always looking for inspiration to move away from the "geraniums with spike and trailer" school of thought. With a little more planning and shopping, you can come up with a showplace masterpiece with WOW impact.
Housing for native pollinators can be quick and easy, just hanging up some cut reeds, or making an elaborate mason bee condo. Some examples are profiled, and ways to attract them.