What does your garden smell like?


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There are many plants that give the garden a smell that you love. One of mine is a Honeysuckle plant, I really enjoy the aroma of the Honeysuckle plant. What plants do you plant to give your space the aromas you like.

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My indoor garden smells like roses and lavender:) It's beautiful! Ever since I remember, I've always loved the scent of roses:love:
 
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Right now my garden smells like wet soil and that is good enough for me :LOL: No other aromas because my other plants are gone, but next year my new garden might smell very differently ;)
 
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Right now I have a nice size Gardenia in full bloom just to the left of my front door. You can smell it approaching the porch, while your on the porch and in the entry way just inside the house when we keep the front door open. In addition to that my wife keeps a bowl of gardenia flowers on a small table just inside the door. I love Gardenia season :)
 
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Depends where you walk! My elderberry trees give a slight vanilla scent, which complements the boat loads of mint. Back right corner is all the herbs, thyme is the strongest right now. I'm a fan
 
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Your Honeysuckle looks beautiful Pat. I've made a note to check with my local nursery to see if they can get it.
I had a beautiful old daphne growing to the left of my deck where I love to sit and enjoy my garden. It had a lovely fragrance but it died this year. Very sad. We had a mild summer but it just went brown and the leaves fell off. Then all new buds came and I thought it would be okay and then the new buds all just died. :( I have 2 Little Gem Magnolias and am waiting for them to grow high enough and prolific enough to give off their fragrance. Also, a very dear gardening friend gave me a Wintersweet or Chimonanthus praecox for my birthday I think about 2 years ago. It is growing well, probably about 2 metres or 6 foot high but apparently it can take from between 3 to 7 years to flower and give off its' wonderful scent. My friend says as she grew up in country Victoria her neighbor had a one and she remembers her family home smelling wonderful. :love:It is a lovely gift and I am looking forward to "smelling the wintersweets", hopefully sooner rather than later. It is deciduous and the leaves are really a bit ordinary and I have just read an article which suggest planting a clematis under it to help its appearance along when it's not doing it's thing. This article suggested a Rouge Cardinal so I'll be on the hunt for that too!! I have the magnolias on the left of my deck and the wintersweet to the right so hopefully I'll be in heady heaven.:ROFLMAO:
 
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Right now I have a nice size Gardenia in full bloom just to the left of my front door. You can smell it approaching the porch, while your on the porch and in the entry way just inside the house when we keep the front door open. In addition to that my wife keeps a bowl of gardenia flowers on a small table just inside the door. I love Gardenia season :)
Your gardenia fragrance fest sounds wonderful. I've tried to grow gardenias a couple of times, bought a beautiful standard which cost quite a bit, but it died. They do require a bit of care, don't they?
 
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Right now my garden smells like wet soil and that is good enough for me :LOL: No other aromas because my other plants are gone, but next year my new garden might smell very differently ;)

The smell of the first rain on soil is incomparable!!
 
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Your gardenia fragrance fest sounds wonderful. I've tried to grow gardenias a couple of times, bought a beautiful standard which cost quite a bit, but it died. They do require a bit of care, don't they?

Yes, they are a little tricky. they like a relatively well draining soil with a lower ph, between 5.0 and 6.0. I accomplish this using regular applications (in season) of ammonium sulfate. About 1/2 cup per plant, gently worked into the soil and then watered, about every 6 weeks. I've had success (after a few failures) with them in both a planter bed and also in large container.
 
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my gardens change smells through out the growing season. first it is the fragrant daffs. then the viberums, then then the lilacs, then some roses, then the lilies, then the honeysuckles.
 
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I'm glad this thread was revived. Years ago we were at the Austin TX botanical gardens, where there is a "garden for the blind" that has fragrant plants and plants that have different textures. Since we had a garden visited by various groups, I started getting more fragrant plants, and plants that had different textures.
After the plants got established, we invited a nursing home to bring residents to our garden. Many of them had impaired eyesight, but they could enjoy the fragrances and feel of many of our plants. The nursing home brought residents out three or four times a season to enjoy the garden. Before each visit we would label each fragrant/feel plant so no one would get pricked or tickled by some of our other plants. The attendants enjoyed the visit as much as the residents, I think (of course the cookies and iced tea didn't hurt, either!).
 
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I love the smell of lily of the valley in spring evening. It's happiness to feel the smells after a long winter.
And smell of the first rain, and smell when I dig the soil ( I am so sorry, I can't speak nicely)
 
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My garden smells mostly on herbs like mint and basil this summer because I have these in great quantities. When the wind blows and it is hot it simply becomes a mix of these two smells and it is wonderful. I love basil especially because I like the Italian kitchen and we know that tomato and basil go well together. As I mentioned somewhere here earlier I would like to have lavender in my garden. I love the smell of it and basically I noticed last year that even if you have too many herbs and flowers with strong scent it is never too much because they do not smell all at once. It was great really. I had dill, rosemary, mint, basil, some flowers, even some wild camomile which is very rare these days since it is sensitive.
 
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Our front yard have the sampaguita plant which is the national flower of the Philippines. In the later afternoon, the flowers would be blooming and they exude a scent like perfume. Neighbors say that they can smell the scent of Sampaguita in our front yard when they are passing by. For our backyard, the smell is a wild garden with the grass, banana plant, grapes and small trees like lemon. But when the dragon fruit is blooming, you will love the scent of its flowers.
 

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