Plants that smell good outdoor

The 10 Best Smelling Plants for Your Garden

Where People Gather, the Scent Should be Sweet


Lisa Hallett Taylor

Lisa Hallett Taylor

Lisa Hallett Taylor is an expert in architecture and landscape design who has written more than 1,000 articles about pool, patio, garden, and home improvement over 12 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Design and is certified in fine and decorative arts appraisal.

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Updated on 02/16/21

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Those hubs of activity outdoors—like patios, pools, and decks—are perfect places to add sweetly scented plants for ambiance. Forget the candles and citronella.—we're talking about fragrant plants that remind you and your guests why it's so enjoyable to be spending time outdoors instead of in.

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What makes a plant's fragrance appealing—if not intoxicating—is highly subjective. For some, a lovely, sweet scent is better than any perfume, while, for others, something spicy and almost musky does it for them. Many plants' scents are intensified at night—all the more reason to relax outdoors under the stars. Plants are presented in no particular order. Enjoy the aromas of the sweet-smelling plants we've picked for your garden.

12 Fragrant Outdoor Plants That’ll Make Your Garden Smell Amazing

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Backyard Gardening Tips and Guide


Have you ever thought about why you grow plants in your garden? The most obvious answers are because you want a beautiful yard, to have fresh fruit and vegetables, or to attract animals, such as butterflies. However, there is another important benefit e to keep in mind; smell! Choose fragrant plants to make your garden and surroundings smell amazing. 

Smell is one of the five basic human senses and it affects our mood significantly. Every time we smell something nice we automatically feel better. So, feel great every time you spend time in your garden with these 12 fragrant outdoor plants. 

Table of Contents

HyacinthImage credits: Kateryna Mashkevych via Canva

If all plants look and smell as great as Hyacinth every garden will resemble a real paradise. Its aroma is very strong and is considered to be one of the most powerful springs’ garden scents. These days there are around 60 Hyacinth species to choose from, and they’re one of the easiest perennials to grow. It is recommended to plant them in fall, either in pots or in the ground, so they can bloom astonishingly in spring. Keep in mind that their bulbs are toxic for both humans and pets. 

Angel’s Trumpet Image credits: isuaneye via Canva

Brugmansia flowers hang from the branches resembling trumpets. Due to their appearance, this plant is colloquially called Angel’s Trumpet. They come in many shades of white, pink, orange, red, or yellow, and it is these flowers that have such a beautiful fragrance that you can smell, especially in the evenings. You can grow this plant outside from late spring until fall, and for the best results, you should plant it in mid-spring when you are sure that the temperatures won’t drop below 50 degrees.

DianthusImage credits: igaguri_1 via Canva

The magnificent colors of Dianthus flowers combined with a beautiful fragrant makes it one of the most commonly grown garden flowers. You can also recognize them by their nickname that is “Pinks”. It is not surprising why they are called that way once you see them. However, its flowers are not all pink. They have serrated edges that look like they were painted pink. When it comes to their fragrant, you can smell cinnamon or even clove notes. It typically blooms from May to October.  

MagnoliaImage credits: Rixie via Canva

If you enjoy sweet scents, Magnolia is a perfect choice to have in your garden. What is best is that not only their fragrance is beautiful. Their sumptuous, tulip- or star-like flowers, due to their unique shapes and colors, will catch the eye of everybody visiting your yard. Depending on the space you have, you can find something for yourself, because their size ranges from small shrubs to large trees. Also, depending on Magnolias’ species, they can be evergreen, semi-evergreen, or deciduous. 

JasmineImage credits: hrabar via Canva

You can recognize Jasmine by its small star-shaped flowers, as well as by its marvelous sweet fragrance. It’s so beautiful that you can note it in many perfumes. Jasmine can have many different forms, such as bushes, vines, or evergreens. It is a tropical or sub-tropical plant so if you want to grow it in a temperate zone, keep in mind that it has to be protected from cold temperatures. Because of that, you need to put some effort into its maintenance, but it is definitely worth it. 

Oriental LilyImage credits: Jerry Ballard via Canva

Oriental Lillies are a great option if you not only want your garden to smell amazing but also look cute and interesting. Their big flowers resemble stars and come in a variety of colors, such as red, pink, or white. They bloom in late summer, and their bulbs start to appear in August. It’s quite late, but you should be patient because they will change your yard into a magical place once they bloom. It is not that difficult to grow them. All you need is a well-prepared site for the bulbs, a lot of sun, and good drainage. 

GardeniaImage credits: igaguri_1 via Canva

Gardenia is beloved among numerous gardeners thanks to its intoxicating fragrance and astonishing creamy-white flowers that contrast greatly with its shiny dark green leaves. Gardenia loves hot temperatures and is an evergreen shrub or tree. It grows best in full sun or light shade and prefers soil that is moist and well-drained. Make sure that the soil is consistently dumb but not soggy for the best results. Gardenia is also one of these plants that grow in low pH, acidic soil.

HoneysuckleImage credits: annalovisa via Canva

If you have ever smelled Honeysuckle, just by looking at this photo, you can smell the delicate and sweet fragrance of its flowers. Honeysuckle can grow as an arching shrub or as far-reaching vines that are a popular choice for covering walls and sides of buildings. It’s best when their roots are covered in shade and when their flowering tops have full access to the sun with a little shade in the afternoons. Most of the time, its flowers have bright pink, orange, yellow, or white color. However, sometimes you can find varieties that come in two colors. 

Rose Image credits: Diy13 via Canva

There isn’t anything more romantic than smelling roses with your beloved one in the garden at the beginning of summer. It is almost overwhelming how many different varieties of them you can plant. All of them have a unique fragrance that can be smelled from a long distance. They come in many different colors, such as pink, red, yellow, white, and more. When it comes to growing roses, make sure you provide them with at least 6 hours of sun every day and that they are located in well-drained and fertile soil. 

WisteriaImage credits: AdinaVoicu from Pixabay via Canva

Do you feel like your garden needs something extraordinary? If your answer is yes, then wait no more and add start growing Wisteria. It is a long-lived vining plant with beautiful hanging flowers that has beautiful colors ranging from blue to purple. However, you have to keep in mind that it grows fast, and over a few years, it can completely dominate your garden if you are not attentive. Besides its magnificent flowers, the Wisteria scent is wonderful, and it attracts anyone nearby.

LavenderImage credits: pixel2013 from Pixabay via Canva

The lavender scent is used in plenty of products, including detergents. For this reason, plenty of people decides to grow it in their gardens. It is recommended to plant it in the spring when the is no more danger of freezing temperatures when the soil isn’t that hard anymore. If you have any pets at home, make sure that they do not have access to it since it can be toxic for them. For the best results, provide it with warm temperatures, well-drained soil, and full sun. 

Flowering Crabapple Image credits: KEMSAB via Canva

It’s difficult to decide what is better, the gorgeous flowers of Flowering Crabapple or its wonderful scent. It takes a while until it flowers heavily, usually up to five years, but it is definitely worth waiting. It’s a perfect tree to grow since no matter what space you can use. It comes in a full range of sizes and forms so anyone can find something suitable. The main visual advantage of this tree is that it looks amazing all year long.

To Sum Up

Growing plants in your garden don’t only allow you to have fresh fruit and vegetables, attract wildlife, or beautify your landscape. Many plants also have a wonderful fragrance that can increase your mood when you smell them. 

We are confident that these 12 fragrant outdoor plants will make your garden smell amazing, and thanks to that, you will feel happier when you spend time over there.

Let us know which plant smells the best, and as always, please share!


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10 flowers that will fill the garden with unique aromas. Varieties, description, photos - Botanichka

Often, when we see a beautiful flower, we instinctively bend over to feel its fragrance. All fragrant flowers can be divided into two large groups: nocturnal (pollinated by nocturnal butterflies) and diurnal, whose pollinators are mainly bees. Both groups of plants are important for the grower and designer, because we often walk in the garden during the day and relax in our favorite corners with the onset of the evening. We are never allowed the fragrance of our favorite flowers. In this article we will talk about the most fragrant flowers that will delight you with their smell, mainly during daylight hours. nine0003

Read also our article 5 annuals that are fragrant in the evening and at night.

10 flowers that will fill the garden with unique aromas

As you know, the smell of a flower has a chemical nature, it appears as a result of the formation of essential oils in the petals of inflorescences, which, when evaporated, are felt at some distance. Each flower has a unique aroma, because it is formed by a unique combination of various chemical elements. First of all, the smell serves to attract pollinating insects, which have a very subtle sense of smell. But this does not prevent us from enjoying their magnificent and unique fragrance. nine0003

Fragrant annuals

1. Petunia

The natural form of petunias has a very strong pleasant smell that intensifies in the evening, but it is also noticeable during the day. The fragrance of petunia is very similar to the aroma of its closest relative, fragrant tobacco.

Purple varieties have the strongest smell among terry petunias. © Lyudmila Svetlitskaya

The first varieties of petunias, close to wild species, had the same intense smell, but in the process of complex selection work on the selection of original colors in many hybrids, the pleasant aroma was partially lost, and sometimes even completely. nine0003

Purple hybrids tend to have the most fragrant flowers. But the inflorescences of non-traditional colors for petunias - red or yellow - usually do not smell at all. And a similar pattern can be traced in both simple and terry varieties.

Recently, breeders have begun to make efforts not only to return the former aroma to petunias, but also to make it more original. The most remarkable aroma is distinguished by such novelties of recent years as petunia Easy Wave Silver - whose smell is very reminiscent of expensive perfumes with vanilla notes, and it is not at all like the usual "petunia". Hybrid "Amore Mio Orange" will fill the air with a fragrance reminiscent of the smell of jasmine. But the hybrid petunia "Evening Sensation" even won a prestigious award for a unique honey aroma with hints of hyacinth and rose.

Read more about the variety of petunias in the article How not to get confused in the varieties of petunias and choose the right one. nine0003

2. Sweet pea

The very name of this flower suggests the presence of a pleasant aroma, but not all varieties managed to keep it after the work of breeders to improve their appearance.

Sweet Pea "Old Spice Senator" is a beautiful and fragrant variety. © Lyudmila Svetlitskaya

Modern sweet pea has very beautiful wavy inflorescences, reminiscent of exquisite ruffles. In color, they are often two-tone with a very interesting dark coating on lighter petals. However, the most fragrant should be sought among simple and medium-sized flowers. nine0003

When choosing a variety, also note that perennial sweet peas (peas) are odorless. One of the few modern varieties that, despite its unusual appearance, has managed to retain its aroma, is peas "Old Spice Senator" .

Sweet peas are mainly used for decorating vertical surfaces. But among modern varieties, you can also find compact bush options for flower beds and flowerpots. In addition, this plant is also often used as a floristic material, since the inflorescences can stand in bouquets for up to two weeks. nine0003

3. Alyssum

This undersized annual forms a mat covered with medium-sized inflorescences, which are most often pure white or represent various shades of lilac palette. More recently, the color range of alyssum varieties has been supplemented with a new color - light pink with a peach tint Easter Bonnet Peach .

White alissum exudes the strongest aroma, its smell can be felt even at a distance

Modern varieties of alissum have not only unusual shades of petals, but also larger flowers, which are about twice as large as the usual "folk" alissum. However, the hybrid alyssum is inferior to the latter in terms of aroma, and many new varieties are not so intense, and some are completely odorless. nine0003

In particular, the hybrid Wonderland deep purple , with very expressive ink-colored buds, does not smell at all. Therefore, the very strong honey aroma that instantly immerses us in summer and attracts many insects is worth looking for in old varieties.

It has been noticed that the white alyssum exudes the strongest aroma, its smell can be felt even at a distance. Lilac varieties smell weaker, and there are tart notes in their aroma.

4. Fragrant mignonette

This flower has a very original, but completely inexpressive appearance - a loose inflorescence of yellowish-green flowers. The main advantage of mignonette is a unique pleasant aroma.

The main advantage of mignonette is its unique pleasant aroma. © Allan Armitage

The smell of the plant is slightly violet-like, but has a slightly bitter note, like that of wormwood. Sometimes the fragrance of mignonette is compared with an expensive French perfume.

The smell of mignonette is not strong, and it is felt only if you are in close proximity to the inflorescences. But in many ways, this feature can be attributed to the pluses of the flower, since mignonette can be safely placed in the house, and even scented with a bouquet of flowers in the bedroom. Unlike such strong-smelling plants as lily or mock orange, this will not lead to any unpleasant consequences. nine0003

Mignonette is unpretentious in cultivation, and this annual can be used to break up too colorful flower beds, adding austerity and unusual aroma to them.

5. Heliotrope

This pretty annual is much loved by perfumers and is often used in perfumes, along with fragrance kings such as rose, jasmine and lily of the valley.

Heliotrope is much loved by perfumers and is often used to make perfumes. © Lyudmila Svetlitskaya

Bees and flocks of colorful butterflies will become obligatory visitors to the heliotrope curtain, so this bush will always be “alive” and interesting to observe. nine0003

Helitrope has dark purple corymbose inflorescences, consisting of medium-sized flowers, the main advantage of which is a strong honey-vanilla aroma.

This plant is unpretentious, and in temperate climates it is grown in seedlings as a heat-loving annual. For maximum effect, heliotrope is planted in groups. The landing site should be sunny or slightly shady. Heliotrope is also popular in container culture. In this case, it will be easy to bring it indoors for the winter, and with the onset of spring, propagate by cuttings. nine0003

Fragrant perennials

6. Tuberose (Polyantes tuberosa)

Today, not every flower grower is familiar with the name of this plant, but it was not always so. Previously, this exotic flower with a strong intoxicating aroma was incredibly popular in noble estates.

Due to its spectacular appearance and strong fragrance, tuberose is popular all over the world. © SZFSRB

The mention of tuberose can be found in the works of Gorky, Kuprin, as well as in the poems of poets of that time. In particular, in Zhukovsky we find the following lines: "There are pearly lilies of the valley, There are rose bushes, Tulip, fragrant narcissus And tuberose - a pure Emblem of beauty."

Due to its spectacular appearance and strong fragrance, tuberose is popular all over the world. For example, in many countries of the East, the local name of the flower is translated as "the queen of aromas." In ancient times, in some countries, there was a ban on walking unmarried girls in places where tuberose was planted, as it was believed that its smell causes attraction and erotic fantasies. What is the smell of tuberose? nine0003

It is not easy to describe this fragrance, because it is very rich and multifaceted. You can catch notes of exotic fruits, ginger and oriental lilies in it, as well as creamy and honey notes in the aroma.

The smell of tuberose is very strong, tart and heady, and some may find it too intrusive. In this regard, tuberose has both ardent admirers and opponents. In any case, you can try to plant this plant in the garden and determine your attitude towards this controversial flower. nine0003

The most common planting material for sale is polyanthes The Pearl ( "Pearl" ), which is distinguished by double snow-white, waxy flowers, reaching a diameter of 5-6 centimeters.

In terms of agricultural technology, tuberose is a bit like gladiolus. Corms are planted for indoor sprouting around April. But for early flowering, you can plant much earlier. Corms germinate best in the dark. Plants are planted in open ground in mid-May. nine0003

Tuberose will grow in the sunniest spot in the garden. Special care, in addition to the standard, the plant will still require. Before the first autumn frosts, the polyanthes are dug up and stored in a room with a temperature of 10-15 degrees.

7. Lily

Depending on the class, lilies can have an incredibly strong fragrance or no fragrance at all. So, oriental , or oriental lilies are characterized by the strongest, sweet, dense and spicy aroma. nine0003 Lily "Bombini" - OT lily hybrids have a less intrusive and stuffy smell than oriental ones. © Lyudmila Svetlitskaya

Not everyone will like this specific smell, and it is often perceived as “stuffy” and intrusive. Longeflorums , or Longiflora lilies are also characterized by a pronounced fragrance that can be felt from tens of meters away. Tubular (Orleans) lilies smell not much weaker than Oriental and long-flowered, but have slightly different notes of fragrance. nine0003

Hybrids obtained with the participation of Oriental lilies have largely inherited the characteristics of the aroma and have a rather strong smell. LO-hybrids (the result of crossing longiflora and oriental lilies) exude a more delicate aroma compared to oriental varieties.

OT hybrids (a hybrid of oriental and tubular lilies) saturate the air with a moderately pronounced pleasant aroma. Asiatic Lilies are ideal for those who find the scent of a lily intrusive, as their buds are odorless. nine0021 LA hybrids , which appeared as a result of crossing a type of long-flowered lilies with Asians, are distinguished by a subtle, delicate aroma.

A special group of lilies "Martagon" , or Curly lily has a perceptible smell, which is much inferior in intensity to oriental ones. In general, their aroma can be described as "sweet-tart", while, depending on the variety, Martagons can smell differently.

A lily in the garden and a bouquet of lilies indoors are completely different experiences. Even the most fragrant oriental lily, planted in the far corner of the garden, will not cause a feeling of stuffy cloying and intrusiveness. Therefore, if you are sensitive to smells, then too fragrant lilies should be planted in limited quantities and at a distance from places of rest. nine0003

Read more about growing lilies in the article Lilies - choosing a place and planting in the garden.



Rose is a godsend for a perfumer and one of the first plants that was used by humans to obtain essential oils. The most intense smell of roses becomes in the morning hours. Roses that are at full bloom smell the most, as the purpose of the plant is to attract pollinating insects.

The strongest fragrance of roses is felt in the morning hours. © Ludmila Svetlitskaya

Rose fragrance can be described as sweetish, warm, delicate with a fruity note. When we say that something smells like a rose, then everyone can clearly imagine what kind of smell it is.

Most types and varieties of roses have a fragrance, but it is not always the classic pink. Very often there are roses with an unusual aroma, for example, lemon, hyacinth, banana, musk, violet, vanilla, and so on. Some varieties combine several unusual notes in their aroma at once. nine0003

As a percentage, only 20% of the roses have a strong fragrance, and 25% of the varieties are practically odorless, the rest of the varieties have an aroma of medium intensity. Therefore, if it is important for you to enjoy the aroma of a rose, then it is better to refuse a spontaneous purchase, and first study the characteristics of the variety you like.

As a rule, on specialized sites there is detailed information about each variety, including a description of the intensity and shades of smell. At the same time, both strongly smelling and devoid of aroma varieties can be found in any group of roses (shrub, flower bed, climbing). nine0003

The exception is the increasingly popular roses of the English breeder David Austin, who were purposefully selected according to the principle of the presence of aroma, so there are no completely odorless varieties in this series. Among Austin roses, you can find truly amazing shades of aroma, such as wormwood, clove, the smell of good tea or expensive soap.

9. Lavender

This plant smells not only of flowers, but also of foliage. The aroma of lavender is associated with the presence of a large amount of essential oils in the aerial part of the plant, which in turn are rich in phytoncides that have a specific aroma. nine0003 Lavender angustifolia winters very well with us without additional shelter. © yearofcleanwater

Phytoncides were originally produced by plants to repel pests, but man has learned to benefit from these substances by using fragrant plants for his own purposes. In particular, the smell of lavender is perceived by most people as very pleasant.

Therefore, in the southern regions, this flower is grown literally on an industrial scale due to the high demand for raw materials in the perfume and cosmetic industry. nine0003

The smell of this plant is believed to improve mood, fight insomnia, eliminate fears and alleviate headaches. In addition to aromatherapy, lavender also has a purely practical use in the household, in particular, its aroma can repel mosquitoes and moths, and is used to disinfect rooms.

For a long time it was believed that lavender does not winter well in the middle lane. But it is not so. Lavender broadleaf is indeed a very heat-loving plant that can only be grown as an annual. But another type of lavender - narrow-leaved - winters very well without additional shelter. nine0003

Also used as an ornamental plant in gardens is a hybrid of two types of lavender called lavandin. This flower is more resistant to diseases and pests, and also has sufficient winter hardiness and winters well in our climate.

Open sunny places are suitable for lavender in the garden. This plant is drought-resistant and unpretentious. It is easy to grow from seeds or propagate by dividing the bush. Lavender flowers continue throughout the summer.

How to grow lavender in the garden, read the article 7 simple rules for gorgeous lavender. nine0003

10. Iris

The well recognizable scent of iris is very pleasant, popular among perfumers and extremely loved by women. Meanwhile, in addition to the classic aroma characteristic of the most common "grandmother's" purple irises, this flower has a rich palette of aromas.

Most purple varieties have a classic iris aroma. © Lyudmila Svetlitskaya

For example, varieties with aromas of sweets are often found: vanilla, honey, caramel and even chocolate (grade Copatonic ). Some varieties are distinguished by a floral smell, in which at the same time a slight bitterness or tart citrus notes are clearly felt.

As a rule, the smell of iris has a very complex composition, combining several components at once, and then the aroma can be described as flower-caramel or honey with bitterness, and so on.

The smell of each varietal iris is unique, and it does not always correlate with the color of the flower. For example, grades Copatonic and Stopthe Music have a very similar red-brown color scheme. But in terms of smell, the first smells of chocolate, and the second is distinguished by a caramel-citrus smell.

However, it has also been observed that irises with a predominance of yellow shades of the petal most often have distinct lemon notes, and flowers with a dominant purple color smell classically, but there are also exceptions to this rule.

It is noteworthy that often the most interesting original notes appear in the aroma of iris in the first days after the opening of the bud, after which the smell can change to a classic iris. nine0003

In order for irises to please with their flowers with a magical aroma, they must be planted in sunny places, since the tuber roots must warm up well.

Other perennials with a strong pleasant aroma: lily of the valley, peony, carnation, phlox, violet, etc.

7 flowers that will create a unique fragrance in summer

Some flowers do not shine with special beauty, but the smell!

To enjoy the scent of flowers throughout the season, it is necessary to plant fragrant plants that bloom at different times. nine0003

1 Hyacinth. This is one of the earliest and most fragrant flowers. Do you remember who it is named after? In honor of one of the close associates of the ancient Greek Apollo, a young man of extraordinary beauty, who died tragically; the flower, as legends and myths say, was created by Apollo from his blood. Hyacinth has a delicate and very persistent smell, which is felt even at a distance. According to the timing of flowering, hyacinths are divided into early, middle and late. Each of these species begins to bloom with a difference of about 10 days. The first hyacinths appear already in late April - early May. Blue varieties bloom first, then pink, white, red, lilac, and last - orange and yellow. Flowering time - from 7 to 25 days. nine0003

Hyacinths need well-drained soil and full sun. When the flowers depart and the leaves dry up, you need to dig up the bulbs, dry them and store them in a well-ventilated area until autumn planting.

2 Phlox. Blossom in May. Unpretentious, diverse in color, tolerate winter well. Phloxes are annual and perennial, tall and creeping, but all of them are united by one property - violent flowering.

If you plant varieties of perennial phloxes of different flowering periods in the garden, you can admire the plants all summer long. nine0003

Their aroma is perhaps too strong for indoors (if you put a bunch of phloxes in a vase in a poorly ventilated room, the smell will be thick and suffocating), but in the garden it acquires lightness and a peculiar charm.

In one place, phloxes can grow for quite a long time - 5 or more years. Abundant watering is one of the main requirements for the successful growth of these plants. Even in places with a close occurrence of groundwater during a long drought, phloxes suffer greatly from drying out. The second most important condition for growing different types of phlox is high soil fertility. nine0003

3 Lilies. Favorites among fragrant lilies are the famous Oriental hybrids - luxurious, fragrant and huge. Some varieties of these lilies have flowers up to 30 centimeters in diameter, others are not so huge - 23-25 ​​centimeters, although they are the size of a large plate.

With a few tricks, they are easy to grow in the garden. Oriental hybrids do not do well in "tired" soils already used for other horticultural crops. They need fresh soil. An earthen mixture of approximately the following composition is well suited for lilies: 1 part fresh peat, 1 part sand, 1-2 parts coniferous litter. nine0003

It is possible to grow Oriental lily hybrids in one coniferous litter mixed with sand. The results will be amazing. By the way, keep in mind that these lilies do not tolerate the presence of ash.

Now the "heirs" of Eastern hybrids - OT-hybrids, accustomed to our climate, are gaining more and more popularity. Like phloxes, the smell of lilies is too strong for indoors. But in the garden it is a real pleasure.

4 Sweet peas. This plant is valued for touching flowers and delicate scent. The word "fragrant" was not in vain included in its name - "latyrus odoratus" (this is the name of peas in Latin) 300 years ago, a Sicilian monk was discovered walking along the walls of the monastery and stopped by an unusually strong aroma. As an annual plant, peas are almost ideal for those amateur gardeners who like frequent changes in the garden. A huge number of inflorescences are formed on one plant, and therefore peas are widely used to decorate fences, fences, terraces, walls of houses, arbors, etc. nine0003

Unlike many other annual vines, which, when planted in oily soil, grow "tops" and do not bloom, peas bloom beautifully in such soil. Prefers well-lit and wind-sheltered areas.

5 Mattiola. She grew up in the gardens of our grandmothers. And since then, it has been loved for the unusually pleasant aroma that fills the garden in the evening and at night. For this plant is also called the night violet.

This annual grows well in sunny places, does not tolerate waterlogging, but it does not like prolonged drought. Needs regular feeding. The soil for growing matthiola must be fertile. nine0003

Night violet blooms from June, about a month and a half. To increase the flowering period, the seeds are sown at different times. Since mattiola flowers are modest, it is advisable to sow this fragrant annual plant along with other annual plants that have more beautiful flowers, but are odorless.

6 Levkoy. This is the closest relative of Matthiola. It also has a very pleasant smell. Levkoi are simple and large-flowered with double flowers collected in racemose inflorescences. Terry levkoy are especially good. nine0003

Light-loving and cold-resistant, levkoy grow well in windless sunny areas. They require fertile neutral loamy soils, well seasoned with mineral and organic fertilizers, with the exception of fresh manure.

Levkoy is grown in flowerbeds, in flowerbeds, in group plantings. They are combined in height, color, and flowering time: early, middle and late

Levkoi grown by seedlings bloom in June. When sowing seeds in the ground in May, flowering begins only in August. nine0003

7 Chrysanthemum. Coming to us from the Far East, known to man since antiquity, it becomes the queen's garden at the end of summer, filling the air with a honey aroma. In fact, this is the last magnificent autumn flower, pleasing with a variety of colors - chrysanthemums are white, greenish, pink, raspberry, burgundy, yellow, red, copper - and spicy smells before the onset of winter. Fragrant varieties of Korean small-flowered terry chrysanthemums are especially good in this regard. No wonder growing chrysanthemums of different colors and presenting them as a gift has become a real ritual in Korea and Japan. nine0003

Flowers tolerate transplanting well, are unpretentious, do not require special care, just do not forget to wrap them well for the winter period or dig them up and take them home to insulated loggias for wintering. In order for small-flowered chrysanthemums to decorate the garden for as long as possible, it is necessary to pinch the top of all shoots, only then will you get a well-formed dense abundantly flowering bush).

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Potted resort

In summer, many indoor plants feel quite comfortable on the loggia or on the balcony, especially subtropical and desert species. They also need a vacation, and balcony conditions are close to open ground conditions.

If the balcony faces the sunny side, and the days are hot, you need to water the plants daily. The wind also speeds up the evaporation of water, so in windy weather, watering should be even more frequent. For the same reason, flowers growing on the upper floors of the house are watered more often: an earthen ball on the seventh floor can sometimes dry out twice as fast as on the first floor, all other things being equal. nine0003

The upper floors of high-rise buildings (starting from the ninth and above) are not suitable for growing all flowers: as a rule, there is a stronger wind that can break too tender stems (for example, selaginella, tillandsia) and easily overdry the soil.

But asparagus, ivy, chlorophytum will feel great and at their best - both on a shady balcony and on a loggia. But it is undesirable to keep them on the south side of the house, they do not like direct sunlight. If you want to send such views to the balcony, be sure to arrange shading for them. nine0003

For balconies located on the south, southwest and southeast sides, you need to select sun-loving, drought-resistant plants.

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