Building a Fragrance-Focused Garden
Gardening is an incredible way to explore your creativity and cultivate a tranquil, happy space. Vibrant colors, rich textures, and unique or uncommon plants are impactful ways to elevate your space and engage visitors and family members of all ages in the garden. To take your gardening experience one step further, we recommend planting aromatic plants, the perfect way to engage your senses and craft a truly peaceful and serene garden. Here are some of our personal favorites:
Fresh herbs are some of the most fragrant and practical plants, and they make beautiful additions to both your garden and kitchen. Some varieties of rosemary and thyme make ideal groundcovers and have fantastic fragrances. Lemon verbena and lavender, meanwhile, are attractive, delightfully-smelling flowering shrubs that also help repel insects—perfect for planting around your outdoor seating area!
Even if your space is limited, you can still create a beautiful, fragrant sensory garden using mint, oregano, chamomile, lemon balm, and more. These plants don't require much space and grow great in balcony or countertop planters. Use them in your cooking or tea, or simply enjoy their fantastic sights and smells!
At Roger's Gardens, we carry a wide selection of fresh herbs that will make the perfect additions to your garden space. Stop by today to browse our many unique offerings!
If you aren't interested in using fragrant garden plants in your kitchen, there are still countless options for growing them in your garden. Many fragrant outdoor plants have the added benefit of attracting pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. On a warm summer day, you'll be able to sit back and enjoy their scents and the sights of both their gorgeous flowers and the creatures they attract.
A few wonderfully-scented plants with equally gorgeous blooms include agastache, and salvias. These plants produce stunning flowers and boast highly fragrant leaves. Plants such as prostanthera, white sage, and scented geraniums offer similarly glorious scents paired with lovely foliage and slightly more understated flowers. There is truly a plant for everyone looking to add some fragrance to their space!
If you prefer floral scents to more herbaceous fragrances, you're in luck! While herbs are common additions to a sensory garden, plants with fragrant flowers also play an important role. As an added benefit, many also make for great cut flower displays you can show off inside your home!
Jasmine and honeysuckle will fill the air with their unmistakable, sweet scents and are excellent for training up walls or fences. If you'd like to plant a tree that's sensory, beautiful, and useful, consider including a lemon, lime, or orange tree. Their fragrant blooms will attract pollinators and give you and your family fresh, tasty fruit! Finally, winter and spring-blooming paperwhites are some of the most fragrant flowers you can find and will add an incredible floral fragrance to your home, whether inside or out in the garden.
Fragrant gardens evoke a sense of peace and relaxation. They also make a magical sensory experience for all ages, and planting and caring for a fragrant garden is a great way to share your passion with your children. Many fragrant plants are also Water-Wise, so you can take pride in knowing you're doing right by the planet while you enjoy the incredible sights and smells of your home garden. We carry a wide selection of fragrant plant options with many unique, uncommon offerings. If you want to start creating your perfect fragrant garden in CA, look no further than Roger's Gardens for all the plants and supplies you need!
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