If you would love a scented garden, here is a list of flowering plants that will help you create a soothing sensory garden…

Create a garden that you love coming home to with gorgeous-smelling flowers and plants.

The look and scent of these beauties will help instantly boost your mood and unwind after a stressful day:

  • Roses – Roses are the most popular choice of flowers. They come in many colours. Plant a few to add that “pop” in your garden along with some “rosey” scents. Roses love the sun but make sure to keep them hydrated.

  • Gardenias – Also known as ‘Cape Jasmines’, gardenias have one of the most alluring flower scents. Gardenias can make the perfect potted plant and prefer lots of sunlight.
  • Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) – Sweet peas are considered to be one of the sweetest smelling flowers and, like their name suggests, release a lovely sweet summery scent. Sweet peas require a lot of sun and need dowel rods to climb up. They are perfect for balconies as the railings could be the ideal replacement for dowel rods.  

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  • Jasminum polyanthum (Chinese Jasmine) – Jasmine produces a sweet, delicate and soothing scent which has been used in perfumes for years. The flower’s buds are often harvested and used in teabags. This princess loves to stay in the shade and prefers to be watered once a week.
  • Lavender (Lavandula) – Lavenders will make a great addition to your scented garden as long as they receive enough sunlight and the branches are pruned regularly.

  • Petunia – Petunias usually release a burst of sweet smells in the morning or evening. Imagine walking out onto your patio with a fresh cup of coffee to be greeted by these little beauties. Petunias also make a lovely indoor spring flower, but they need at least six hours of direct sunlight.

Source: www.lifeisagarden.co.za