A garden that is full of colorful blooms is a feast for the eyes, but the addition of fragrant flowers gives an extra dimension to delight the nose. Of course there are many attractive flowers that have little or no scent, but the ideal garden will include each type. This article which comes from the Longfield Gardens website describes the different types of plant fragrances and a list of the bloom times for common scented plants.
Fragrant plants can add a whole new dimension of pleasure to your garden. Just a whiff of a flower?s sweet perfume can lift your spirits and bring back memories from long ago.
Fragrance is very personal and that’s because everyone has a unique sense of smell. So when you’re choosing fragrant plants for your garden, just use your nose. Choose scents that appeal to you and that evoke the feelings and moods you want to experience.?
HOW TO USE FRAGRANT PLANTS IN YOUR GARDEN
If you want a garden that smells as good as it looks, incorporate fragrant plants in as many places as possible. Put?hyacinths?beside your front door, lilacs beneath your bedroom window and?Oriental lilies?in planters on your patio. Edge a pathway with sweet alyssum or lavender, plant fragrant roses behind a garden bench, and surround your deck or patio with pots of gardenias, jasmine and?crinum.
Some plants are more fragrant in the evening than they are during the day. These include flowering tobacco (nicotiana), night phlox, four-o-clocks and brugmansia.?Locate these plants where you can enjoy them on warm summer evenings
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