Aromatic / Fragrant Plants
About Aromatic / Fragrant Plants
For many plant lovers, scent plays an important role in enjoying a garden. Fragrance adds an ineffable, almost magical quality to a planting scheme, enhancing the beauty of the flowers by the addition of pleasantly scented breezes wafting from the direction of the garden.
A fragrant garden also has a wonderful ability to trigger memory so often. The flower fragrances that most appeal to us are the ones that we loved as children. Many fragrant flowers like Mogra, Rajnigandha start blooming in the evening and help to reduce stress on a silent evening after a busy day.
Leaves can be scented as well as flowers, as any lover of herbs may attest. The fragrances of lavender and of sweetbriar roses rise from the leaves as well as the flowers. Aromatic / Fragrant plants such as mints and scented geraniums are often grown for the pleasant smell their leaves produce when rubbed.