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Flower Garden Design Idea: How Plant Fragrances Can Improve Your Garden

By Jamie Keifer Subscribe to RSS | June 6th 2012 | Views:
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In any garden, fragrance is an added dimension of delight. Different scents have a positive impact on the psychological well-being of the person. Designing a perennial flower garden involves creative skills to create a landscape that is a sweet retreat, free from the stresses of everyday life.

Perennial flowers are ornamental plants that survive more than a season and live for two to three years. Fragrant perennial flowers are not difficult to grow and mostly thrive in colder climates. Different types of perennial flowers are known for their fragrance and can dramatically improve the dynamics of your landscaping or garden project.

Erysimum is a perennial flower that possesses distinct colors of deep chocolate-purple buds that bloom into clove-scented flowers in vibrant hues of yellow, russet, red, deep maroon and purple. Erysimum blooms in the early spring and summer and appears bold and dramatic in full bloom. It nicely contrasts with the elegance of tulips, and in container gardening, Erysimum pairs well with artemisia, grasses, ivy and holly.

Dianthus is another type of perennial flower that exudes a feminine touch with its frilly petals in lovely shades of pink, rose, red, scarlet, burgundy, magenta, lilac, pale yellow, salmon, orange, cream and white. Dianthus’s most attractive feature is its petals because they appear hand-painted with contrasting color combinations. This flower grows in spiky tufts that contribute to texture and fullness in window boxes and cottage gardens. Dianthus has a spicy clove scent that butterflies and hummingbirds love.

Perennial container gardening is the practice of growing flowers in pots, vessels, cans, and window boxes. If you are more creative, you can grow your flowers in baskets, wooden barrels, and even an old boot. Container gardening is not only a quaint design idea but is also ideal for small areas. Decorative flower beds bring life to even the most boring corners of your home. You can put your flower pots on your front porch or make a pathway more welcoming.

If you like the concept of container gardening, try to include lavender in your perennial flower garden design ideas. Lavender is an ideal garden plant because it blossoms into mounds of violet flowers that emit an earthy, soothing scent. This type of flower blooms for weeks and attracts butterflies. Lavender is a long-stemmed plant with abundant flowers, and is a great addition to bouquets and indoor flower arrangements.

Adding fragrant plants in your garden offers you and your visitors a lovely place to unwind and enjoy your free time. You can enjoy nature when you engage yourself in the leisurely hobby of flower gardening. If you would like to read up some more on perennial flower garden design ideas visit youcanlearnseries.com and perennial-garden-plants.com.

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