Do you want to enjoy a fragrant garden? Do not deprive yourself because you have a small garden. Majority of the fragrant plants are mainly vines or shrubs and you can easily grow them in pots. You can arrange these fragrant plants on your balcony, patio or rooftop garden according to your preference and climate.
A fragrant garden that exudes delicious sweet notes is a real pleasure. Some plants use their scent to attract pollinators, bees, moths and butterflies. Others, however, use their fragrance to repel away unwanted insects and pests.
Determine the type of fragrance you want to have in your garden. Do you prefer light and delicate notes or fruity, spicy or overpowering scents?
Choose the plants carefully as some plants perfume the atmosphere during the day, whereas others in the evening or night. Make a combination of them by choosing the varieties and location smartly. Don’t grow highly fragrant plants closely as this may unify their fragrance. Also remember to grow low growing fragrant plants up on hanging baskets on planters, closer to your nose.
Choose fragrant plants according to your climate and seasons. Annuals or perennials. If you live in warm climate you have lot of options to choose in perennial plants: Jasmine, ylang ylang, plumeria, gardenia, oleander, sampaguita, tuberose and many other plants. On the other hand flowering plants like phlox, stock, sweet alyssum, nicotiana, heliotrope are best for a small fragrant garden in temperate and cooler climates.
Grow the plants near windows, near the doors and generally the places you like to be the most. It is also nice to have a few pots of aromatic herbs, full of fragrance: Rosemary, cilantro, thyme, sage, oregano, mint, varieties of basil like Thai basil, holy basil and sweet basil on the windowsill or railing planters.
Fragrant Flowers for Containers
- Jasminum Sambac
- Chocolate Cosmos
- Sweet Autumn Clematis
- Lily of the Valley
- Four o’ Clock
Plants with Scented Leaves
- Scented Geranium
- Corsican Mint
- Sweet Woodruff
- Lemon Verbena