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10 Plants for a Great Smelling Garden

Posted July 6th, 2017 by Robin Nichols in

Plants are the all-natural way to create the sweet scents that make a garden more enjoyable. The following plants can help transform a garden into more fragrant living area.

Eucalyptus

No, we’re not talking about the fast-growing trees that need constant pruning. Instead, try the Eucalyptus shrubs that give off a subtle, sweet scent without taking too much of your time or effort.

Gardenia

It’s wonderful when you have sweet smelling flowers, but it’s amazing when they don’t require much maintenance and bloom quite often. If this sounds good, you’ll like the Gardenia.

Hyacinth

These plants bloom in a variety of colors including violet, pink, red and blue to name a few. Each color has a distinctive scent and will add a layer of complexity to any garden.

Jasmine

It is in your favorite perfumes and deodorant, so why not bring it to your home garden? Jasmine fragrances are as sweet as they are long-lasting.

 

Lavender

It is the main ingredient in scented oils that promote calming and soothing sensations. Add it to a garden to promote the same environment.

Lilac

Many times described as the queen of fragrant flowers, the Lilac could be what sets your garden apart. They are hardy and in some climates will bloom more than once a year. New forever blooming varieties will bloom throughout a large part of late spring and summer.

Rose

You can’t think of having a fragrant garden without a Rose. They are to flowers what diamonds are to gemstones: priceless and adored. A Rosebush can be the center attraction of any fragrant garden.

Scented Geranium

Rather than just one plant, this is an entire family of plants that bloom with unique smelling flowers. You have the choice of over 200 varieties that can beautify your garden.

Sweet Bay

Sweet Bay leaves add a wonderful aroma to a garden and can also be used to add interesting flavors to your cooking.

Sweetshrub

Named after the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, this plant’s name says it all. Legend has it that the smell of this plant differs for each person.

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