We usually appreciate plants with our eyes because we admire their colors and shapes, but their scent is something else, it may be invisible, but it adds an important dimension to the joys of gardening and with a little planning, scent plants they will give your garden an extra dimension. Here are 5 scented plants perfect for a small space.

5 fragrant plants for a small and aromatic garden

Scent plants will always be a delight to the senses in general. Having even one of them should be a general rule to give your home a positive and magical vibration. The fragrance of the plants cleanse the environment and the psyche, they are an antidote to sadness and an incentive for the soul.

Place them where you can enjoy their aroma when you pass near them, it is the best you can give to your private spaces. Smell in a garden is an integral experience, and in a small garden, it can make the experience that much richer. These are 5 examples of scent plants, but there are many more species that you can choose from.

1. Lavender

Lavender is a very versatile aromatic plant and has many uses in the garden landscape. Small and compact crops, they are suitable as borders for plant beds; taller crops make a colorful cover. They can be planted in rock gardens with other dry soil plants, such as yarrow or dwarf Arabis, or even in large containers.

There are hundreds of varieties of lavender, but we usually go for what the nursery has available and the one that smells the best. It is basically that they are drought tolerant plants and they like the sun very much.

It is also important to remember to cut off faded flowers – as you cut them, the plant will be active to produce more. Even dead flowers retain their scent, so you can pick up a bouquet and keep it close to your bed.

2. Aromatic geranium

You can plant a geranium near the busiest area of ​​your home, so that anyone who sits nearby will be enveloped in the subtle scent that comes from the leaves of this plant. Geraniums , in general, are easy to grow and scented ones are no different.

They are easily propagated (like succulents, they often grow simply by cutting a stem and putting it in some soil). Also, there is a large selection that can be found in a large number of nurseries.

3. Madreselva

Like jasmine, honeysuckle is a flowering vine from which a very strong smell can be given off. For some people it is too strong, but it is a very sweet fragrance and the flowers are nice to make a great fence or covered trellis of the plant near an open window.

Honeysuckle is easy to grow, vigorous, heat resistant, and nearly indestructible. The showy, fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long. The resulting fruit of the flowers will provide an appetizer for your local songbirds.

The vines bloom largely in the spring and to some extent throughout the summer. Many varieties of honeysuckle will thrive in containers as well.

4. Gardenias

People who have had enormous success growing these scent plants cannot stop having gardenia. They agree that there is nothing like the smell that comes from the white flowers of this beautiful plant. They are also beautiful, but require great care. Next to a garden table they are perfect to inspire with their beautiful smell.

5. Mint

Mint is magical , because in addition to providing one of the most exquisite aromas, we use it to eat. When it is stirred in the garden it releases its aroma; When you cut the leaves, it releases aroma and if planted in a place that is on a humid side, it will grow like a weed. Having it by the front door is excellent because of the aroma that welcomes you and says “see you later.”

Of course there are many more plants, each with a unique and special fragrance that will always give something positive for your space. What are your favorites?

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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