Usually, we appreciate plants with our eyes because we admire their colors and shapes, but their aroma is something else, it may be invisible, but it adds an important dimension to the pleasures of gardening and with a little planning, scented plants will give your garden an extra dimension. Here are 5 aromatic plants that perfect for a small space.
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Scented plants for a small and aromatic garden
Odor plants will always be a rejoicing to the senses in general. Having even one of them should be a general rule to give your home a positive and magical vibration. The fragrance of plants clean the environment and the psyche are an antidote against sadness and an incentive for the soul.
Place them where you can enjoy their aroma when you pass near them, is the best you can give to your private spaces. The smell in a garden is an integral experience, and in a small garden, can make the experience much richer. These are 5 examples of scented plants, but there are many more species you can choose.
Lavender is a very versatile aromatic plant and has many uses in the garden landscape. Small and compact crops are suitable as borders for beds of plants; Higher crops make a cover of colors. They can be planted in rock gardens with other dry soil plants, such as yarrow or Arabis dwarf, or even in large containers.
There are hundreds of varieties of lavender, but we usually go for what the nursery has available and the one that smells better. It is basically that they are drought tolerant plants and they like the sun a lot.
It is also important to remember that you have to cut the withered flowers – as you cut them, the plant will be active to produce more. Even dead flowers retain their scent, so you can pick up a bouquet and keep it close to your bed.
2. Aromatic Geranium
You can plant a geranium near the most crowded area of your house, so that anyone who feels close, will be wrapped with the subtle odor that comes from the leaves of this plant. Geraniums, they are generally easy to grow and scented are no different.
They spread easily (like succulents, they often grow by simply cutting a stem and putting it on some soil). In addition, there is a large selection that can be found in a large number of nurseries.
Like jasmine, the honeysuckle is a vine of flowers that can give off a very strong smell. For some people, it is too strong but it is a very sweet fragrance and the flowers are nice to make a large fence or lattice floor cover near an open window.
Honeysuckle is easy to grow, vigorous, heat resistant, and almost indestructible. Striking and fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies throughout the summer. The fruit resulting from the flowers will provide an aperitif for your local singing birds.
Vines bloom greatly in the spring and to a certain extent throughout the summer. Many varieties of honeysuckle will thrive in containers as well.
People who have had a huge success growing these scent plants can not help but have the gardenia. They agree that there is nothing like the smell that comes from the white flowers of this beautiful plant. They are also beautiful but require great care. Next to a garden table are perfect to inhale with its cute smell.
The mint is magical because besides giving one of the most exquisite aromas, we use it to eat. When it shakes in the garden releases its aroma; when you cut the leaves, releases aroma and if you plant in a place that is on a wet side, it will grow like a weed. Having her by the front door is excellent because of the aroma that welcomes you and that says “hasta luego”.
Of course, there are many more plants, each with a unique and special fragrance that will always give something positive for your space. Which are your favorites?