The spring is in full swing, summer is approaching slowly, and everything is throbbing and pulsing with life. Those plants I’ve listed in this article are doing great. My garden is progressing well, and until first serious harvest, besides watering and weeding, I don’t have much to do. Therefore, here’s this article.
I’ve made a list of 12 fragrant flowers for your garden which I consider to be worthy of your attention. Now, whether you choose one or all of them, it doesn’t matter, as long as you wish to enrich the air in your backyard. Let’s get started, shall we?
Let’s start with a flower (or a bush, if you prefer) which is grown both for its scent, as for its other appliances, shall we?
Pineapple Sage, as the name suggests has the appearance similar to a sage, while the scent resembles that of a, you guessed it, pineapple. You can also add leaves to your favorite summer cocktails, to add a tropical vibe.
Although this beauty looks like a rose and can be confused with the most famous flower in the world, it is slightly different. However, it is still worthy of your attention.
Gardenia is known for its outstanding scent, and with high contrast of deep green foliage and white flowers, it will undoubtedly improve the visual concept as well. Ultimately, if the flower is used in the perfume industry, it can’t be bad, right?
This is one of the most famous flowers worldwide, besides roses, of course. It can be grown as a shrub or as a vine. Surely, with more than 200 varieties available, you will find the one which suits your needs.
However, you should keep in mind that some cultivars don’t have a scent, while those who do will release it in the evening. Trust me on this one; it will bring a whole new dimension to sunset beauty.
While most of the plants from Lilium genus have flowers facing down, this one is an exception. By having huge, vibrant-colored flowers pointing up, it got its name.
Although it is grown from a bulb, it will flower in summer, contrary to most of the bulbs. There is one thing you need to look after, and that is the soil. It has to be cool, and flower which can help you on that matter is the next one.
This plant is primarily used for making tea, but did you know that you can also grow it for its fantastic scent?
It requires a lot of sunlight, and since it can grow thick, it is ideal companion plant for Stargazer lilies. Chamomile will keep the soil under it cool, and will also create a great contrast with its daisy-look-alike flowers.
This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one climbing plant, wouldn’t it? My choice is that you MUST introduce honeysuckle to your garden.
It is my opinion that among many varieties, so-called Scentsation honeysuckle will have the most attention from the majority of gardeners. It will also attract bees and even hummingbirds if you have them in your area. So, prepare your camera, you’ll shoot some fantastic photos!
Nomen est omen, as I love to say on my blog, and this flower is no exception. It got its name by the time when it releases its amazing scent.
This perennial plant will bring much-needed diversity since you can expect to have different colored flowers on the same plant. Therefore, if you love surprises, this plant will provide it to you.
Is there a better way to bring sunlight to your garden than with daffodils? I can’t remember any other plant which looks like sun more than this one. Plus, it is easy to grow and maintain.
Massive selection of cultivars enables you to grow them on almost any type of soil, and the only thing you need to look after is that it is well drained.
Spanish readers of my blog should recognize this flower as nardo or vara de San José. It is worldwide known plant with beautiful white flowers.
If I tell you that French king Louis XIV loved this flower, it becomes clear how magnificent it is. Its gentle scent is used in the perfume industry, but be careful, if the temperature drops below 20°F, you should pass on this one.
Ladies who are married will recognize this flower. It is most often used for wedding bouquets, and you can introduce it to your garden as well.
Since freesia is often used in the making of candles, soaps, and perfumes, it will ennoble the air around you with its sweet aroma. Growing these might be a bit tricky due to much-needed water management, but I believe that you’ll be alright.
When I was a kid, my mother grew these flowers. They may look small and inconspicuous, but the first time you sense that beautiful scent in the warm summer evening, you will understand the value of this flower.
When it comes to growing, care is almost non-existent. You need to water it enough, so that the soil is wet, but not damp, and to clear any aphids which might appear.
If you prefer slightly mixed scents, heliotrope might suit you perfectly. I have a feeling that it smells like vanilla with just a dash of cherry. It’s no wonder that it is called “cherry pie” flower.
Although being heavy feeders, these flowers will make the space around them throbbing with a delicate aroma. Just keep the water flow even, and the plant shielded from afternoon sunlight, and you’ll do great.
So, here we are. These 12 fragrant flowers for your garden will give you plenty of choices, and even if you decide that none of those will be suitable, at least your imagination will run wild. Therefore, I think that you’ll have a fantastic garden rather soon.
If I have overlooked an interesting flower which would fit this list, please let me know in the comment section below.