Our sense of smell is something that triggers a number of favorite, happy memories. Thus, it comes as little surprise to note that garden flowers often turn out to be the source of numerous pleasant recollections. Surely, you can recollect the sweet scent of old-fashioned pale pink roses that your grandmother would grow, seemingly untamed, out in the backyard. Or, maybe you can recollect exotic white blossoms from the magnolia tree during the peak months of summer? How about the intoxicating aroma produced by tropical blooms that seem to have you surrounded as you’re out taking a trip in the islands?
Flowers get a lot of admiration for their exquisite shapes and seemingly unparalleled beauty. They also feature an unending spectrum of colors, while some varieties tend to garner more love and respect for being amazingly scented. In some gardens, you’ll even find a lot of planning in progress so that people can enjoy various sensory delights all around the year.
So, here’s a look at some of the flowers you can grow in your garden to create the strongest scents for an olfactory stimulation to your nerves.
This is the type of flowering plant that tends to climb and is a mainstay of countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Wisteria flowers are available in shades of white, pink, and purple colors, and tend to resemble grapes growing in clusters. These flowers produce a sweet and pleasant smell when they reach the blooming stage.
Not every species of this flower will produce the invigorating smell. Chinese wisteria is the most notable species in this regard as the flowers of these plants tend to have the strongest smell. The plants reach up to a maximum height of 20 meters while their spread is limited to no more than 10 meters. They usually climb by swapping around their stems on different objects.
A tropical flowering plant that is native to the Caribbean islands, Mexico, and South Africa, frangipani also happens to be Nicaragua’s national flower. It also goes by the name of a Hawaiian lei flower. These flowers are usually at their fragrant best during the night time and they also attract sphinx moths to boost pollination.
The blooms of the frangipani flower are usually observed in shades of yellow, red, pink, and white. They are commonly applied in spas and for making bouquets. A spa experience with this flower provides a pleasant smell and immediate relaxation. An interesting fact about this flower is that it can burn at astonishingly high temperatures of 500 degree Celsius.
A tiny flower that blooms annually, the sweet asylum is a native of the Mediterranean region. It tends to form in dense clusters with the tiny flowers having a white and yellowish hue to them. They also produce pleasant and attractive smells during the spring season. These fragrant flowers are popularly used for making bouquets. The seeds of the plant can be grown directly from the ground.
A flower with a waxy smell, gardenia is a native of the tropical regions surrounding Africa, Australia, and South Asia. This flower is a member of the coffee family and is named after Alexander Garden, a famous Scottish botanist. It finds widespread application in wedding ceremonies largely due to its fragrance and beauty. Gardenia is also used for making perfumes as well as a popular herb in numerous parts around the world.
With a list of flowers that can make for a scent-sational arrangement at home, there is little you can go wrong with while choosing the most fragrant and invigorating flowers for your home garden.