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Fragrant Flowering Plants

Fragrant Flowering Plants

Fragrant Flowering Plants

Fragrance in the garden is as essential as color. It is said that of the five senses, smell is the one with best memory. Some of the greatest perfumes are extracted from the best smelling flowers. Natural scents of flowers are often used for healing & relaxing purpose in aroma therapy. Many of the aromatic plants are household names due to their popularity. Let’s have a look at a list of top 10 fragrant flowering plants that you can successfully grow in India: The flowers in our garden were beautiful, fresh, and fragrant all summer long last year. Suddenly, this year, the flowers have blossoms that have turned brown and are becoming unusable. We've tried everything we know to revive them – compost tea, sprinkled compost, a shake, but nothing seems to be working. What's happening?

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Luckily, your fragrant flower options aren't limited—these blooms come in all shapes, sizes, and types, from ones that grow on trees in the tropics to tiny, compact blossoms that hug the ground. Some are as showy as they are fragrant, while others don't look like much—but when you lean in close, they surprise you. Believe it or not, flowers can be fragrant in all kinds of ways: Some release a sweet smell all day long, while others make you wait until evening or nighttime. And there are fragrant bloomers for any season, from the first of spring's thaw to the dog days of summer. Longevity changes, too—certain varieties bloom for a few hours, and others persist for months. For early spring perfume in the garden, nothing beats hyacinths. Plant them in fall in well-drained soil to enjoy their powerful scent the following spring. Flower colors range from purple to pink, red, white, and yellow. Grow hyacinths along paths, or in mixed borders, rock gardens, and containers. You can even force its bulbs to enjoy indoors during the winter.

Transport your nose to Provence by growing lavender in your garden. The flowers and foliage of this herb produce aromas that permeate the countryside of southern France in mid-summer. In your own garden, try growing it in a perennial border, rock garden, herb garden or scented garden. If you plant it next to a walkway, you'll catch a whiff every time you pass by. The star-shape blooms of nicotiana can fill your garden with a strong, sweet fragrance all summer into fall. A relative of true tobacco, nicotiana is also known as flowering tobacco or jasmine tobacco. Plant it near your patio or a bedroom window in a moon garden because the scent is most pronounced at night. The blooms come in white, cream, yellow, lime green, pink, and red. And although it's perennial in frost-free regions, nicotiana is usually grown as an annual. (Source: www.bhg.com)

 

 

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