Fragrant plants have an irresistible attraction for most.
To enjoy them in your own garden, here are some tips to help you make the right choice.
Role of fragrant plants
Surprisingly, fragrant flowers are not that numerous. Only 10% of species from decorative gardens perfume the air, most often during the day to attract insects and butterflies. At nightfall, some continue their exhalation.
Other plants, in contrast, repel unwanted insects by their fragrant foliage, thus protecting themselves from damage.
Colors and scents
When designing your garden, be sure to introduce fragrant plants. The ideal should be to get one or two blooms at different times of the year.
But be careful not to get two plants exhaling different flavors too close to one another. You want to appreciate both of them for their own individuality instead of drowning in a weird scented mishmash.
Be picky when it comes to the type of fragrance. Do you want it light? Delicate? Fruity? Spicy?
Remember to make the most of them. Choose a location so that visitors to your garden can enjoy the perfume. Let grow a hedge to various fragrant flowering shrubs.
If you want to have higher trees, a laburnum or a Bohemian olive tree will perfume the summer.
Also remember tobacco and lavender, perfect for a small hedges near the terrace, or place them at the foot of your climbing roses.
Walls and pergolas
Climbing plants installed under a window fill the home with mesmerizing fragrances.
Select a star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), a climber whose perfumes weaken during the night. During the summer, go for a common jasmine (Jasminum officinale).
Let your flowers cover an arbor to breathe the balmy air in the evening. Shaded by a trellis with climbing roses, jasmine, honeysuckle and wisteria pergola can become masterpieces.
Any plant with a strong essence will perfume the air very well, especially in the summer. Lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, oregano, etc. The best part is you can use them for your cooking too.
On the terrace, these beautiful aromatics will also protect from insect bites and will whet the appetite.