Teri's Tips

Aromatherapy in Your Garden

aroma gardenHow about am aromatic garden? Perfume-scented flowers, blooming trees and herbs in the garden are so important for insects, animals and people. Plant fragrances change your mood and brighten your spirits and can be very calming.

You can create a scented haven with little effort, as Mother Nature will assist you with her magic wand. You don’t need a large space to have aromatherapy in your garden.

There are so many amazing, fresh-scented plants that will begin this new addiction for your garden and will be uplifting for you as you stroll about your yard.

Here is a list of some of my favorites:

  • Gardenia
  • Lilacs
  • Peonies
  • Lavender
  • Roses
  • Magnolia trees
  • Apple trees
  • Lily of the valley
  • Carnations
  • Catmint
  • Rosemary
  • Sweet fennel
  • Burning bush
  • Curry plant
  • Common sage
  • Thyme
  • Flowering currant
  • Hyacinth
  • Hops
  • Jasmine
  • Florentine iris
  • Nasturtium
  • Lilies
  • Lemon balm
  • Myrtle
  • Common thyme
  • Sweet basil
  • Scented geraniums
  • Chamomile

I can’t wait for you to get started this spring. It’s a few months away, but never too early to start planting.

Now it’s time to compost your beds to feed and insulate your plants.