There are many factors to consider when planning out a garden. You may want to focus on the color, the lifetime of the plants, or the ease of taking care of them. Here’s one more factor to consider: the flower’s irresistible fragrance. If you like to stop and smell the roses, you’ll enjoy lightly scented flowers that can bring even more enjoyment to your garden. Here are some of the most fragrant flowers you may want to incorporate into your landscaping.
The warm scent of gardenias is popular in plenty of fragrances, but there’s nothing like fresh gardenias bringing a gorgeous scent to your garden. These flowers bloom in the late spring/early summer, welcoming the warm weather with beautiful scents.
Gardenias are most popular down south since they thrive in the heat. But if you’re in a colder climate, you can still enjoy the beautiful scent of gardenias by growing them outside for a bit, then bringing them inside.
Almost everyone knows the sweet, subtle scent of a rose. It makes stopping to smell the roses a classic, enjoyable activity. There are numerous types of roses, some of which have a stronger fragrance than others. If you’re looking for the gorgeous smell of roses in your garden, make sure you look into which types would be best.
The incredible smell of lilacs can fill your entire home with just a few sprigs in a vase. Sitting outside beside a lilac bush can envelop you in a wondrous, sweet scent. One of the best parts of planting a lilac bush is the fact that they’re relatively low maintenance and can grow quite easily. Not only will you be able to enjoy their signature smell, but brilliant shades of purple as well. Lilacs are a must-have for anyone searching for fragrant flowers.
The smell of jasmine has been cherished for years and is considered “the perfume of love” in Hindu and Muslim traditions. It’s been spoken about in literature countless times and has even been referred to as “the King of Essences” due to its popularity. Jasmine is a huge part of many perfumes and is even incorporated into some types of tea. This celebrated scent would be a perfect addition to your garden.
Lavender is a popular scent in and out of the garden. There are thousands of candles, perfumes, creams, and essential oils that use the scent of lavender for its relaxing qualities. You can also enjoy this calming scent outdoors! Consider planting lavender along the walkways of your home, creating an enjoyable stroll into your home, and bringing a boost of joy each and every day.
The warm scent of honeysuckle is as sweet as the food it’s named after. Their distinct smell is popular in perfumes and candles, which will fill your home with florally goodness. They’re quite easy to grow in a garden and will thrive on a chain-link fence or lattice wall. They’re a vine, after all, so if you have a fence or hearty wall in your garden, this fragrant plant will thrive and fill the air with a sweet scent.
If you can’t just choose one, you could plant multiple of these fragrant flowers, creating a delicious, floral paradise. Not only will you enjoy the smell, but the beautiful colors as well.