THE BEST SPRING SCENTS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR!
We tend to use air fresheners, room spray, diffuser, scented candles, and bags of herbs to freshen up our whole house…
As spring awakens up all hidden sleepy beauties, incorporating scented plants into your outdoors creates a wonderful garden’s sensory experience.
You can make your home smell amazing naturally if you let the Spring in!
We prepared our favourite top ten spring plants for you. Enjoy the season and beyond!
A native of China, Japan, Africa, and Oceania, the gardenia (Gardenia) is valued for its pleasant, smooth, white, and long-blooming flowers with their sweetly tropical scent. An evergreen with thick, dark green, glossy leaves, gardenias bloom from mid spring to midsummer, favouring bright but indirect light and great humidity. Blossoms are followed by groups of flame-orange berries.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)
Profoundly popular with those who appreciate fragrant plants, their tubular flowers are pleasantly scented and give fresh, honeylike nectar – a preference of hummingbirds. Colours vary from creamy white, yellow, and orange to pink, and red, and elongated fruits in variations of red, blue, and black follow the blossoms – with many differences being edible for birds and wildlife.
Delightful white flowers adorn this rounded shrub in spring, brightening up the evergreen foliage. It’s adequately worth planting next to paths or seating, to get the most of the elegant smell. Grow it in well-draining soil in partial shade.
If you ever need a wonderful smell in and around the garden – you’ll definitely want some hyacinths lying around. Don’t forget you can take that lovely smell indoors by cutting so of the flowering stems leaving you with a beautiful smell wherever you are in the house. You can find the hyacinths in some beautiful colours including a sugary pink and royal navy – this has a particularly intense aroma.
Did you know the magnolia can grow up to 40 feet wide? Bear this in mind when you plant leaving extra space! When it comes to planting – ensure well-draining, in rich soil with full-sun opportunity. With spring very much underway you can expect to see more of these lovely flowers which bloom in the spring and summer – this will vary depending on the variety.
Do you want to enjoy the smell of daffodils? So, what’s the best way to do that? Simple – cut a handful of flowers and accommodate them in a vase. You can find them in a combination of colours including – white, yellow, pink and orange as well as individually. A lot of the different types come profoundly perfumed!
Lily of the valley (Convallaria Majalis)
Do you know the best scented plant for April? Look no further than the Lily of the valley (Convallaria Majalis) with pastel pink flowers this flower forms an extensive mass from individual rhizomes. This springtime Devine offers precious, nodding, bell-shaped blooms.
They aren’t always recognised for their scent but the Iris Reticulata has some real benefits. They can be used as cut flowers, which enables the aroma to be better consumed and they can also be used to formulate a lovely container display by merging with ivy and ferns.