Want the best smelling plants for your Spring garden? Try some of these easy to grow yet deliciously fragrant plants. Nothing says Spring like the scent of these sweet smelling flowers!
Bring delightful scent to your Spring garden with these easy to grow flowers and shrubs, some are even vines! The one thing I love about Spring is the scent. Fresh blooms that carry a sweet perfume are one of the delights of growing a garden.
Walking to your car or garage becomes a beautiful walk when you are greeted by the sweet scent of flowers blooming in Spring. These fragrant flowers herald the end of the bleak winter months and the arrival of warm Spring weather.
In many areas the first scented blooms to arrive are the Fall planted bulbs like the Hyacinths. Planted en masse they can perfume an entire garden. I have to plant mine in pots as late snows and hard night freezes can really do some damage but the wonderful scent they bring to the garden is well worth the bit of effort.
Violas are something I can plant in Fall and let them winter over to spring back to life when the warmer temperatures return. I plant them in window boxes that set on my deck rail and I catch a whiff of their light, refreshing scent and I walk by.
Violas are tough yet easy to grow flower, I grow them every year and many times they reseed for me. No muss, no fuss.
Wisteria is one that many claim is invasive, but if you know how you can grow this climbing beauty and enjoy its sweet scent while keeping its vigorous growth in check. It is worth the bit of effort especially when it is covered with draping lavender flowers.
Wisteria also comes in white and pink. There are varieties that will re bloom in Fall so do your research and find which will fit your garden best.
The beauty of primroses is not only their scent but the fact that they will start blooming before all the snow has melted. They also come in lots of bright, cheerful colors and come in six packs are your local garden center.
Sweet Williams are related to garden pinks and dianthus and have that distinctive clove scent but they are a bit sweeter thus their name. These are easily started from seed and will spread in the garden making for a colorful spring show. I shared how I grow them in this article.
Not all Iris are scented, but many are. Especially some older varieties. Iris farms will usually note if a particular one is scented and what it smells like. I have some that smell like Lemon Chiffon pie, Licorice and Grape Kool-Aid.
Lilacs are a favorite of many and though they prefer colder regions there are some that have been developed for warmer regions.
Lilacs also come in a range of colors but most think of the lavender ones when Lilacs are mentioned. Here I share photos of the many colors that grow around my neighborhood and how to grow them to get lots of blooms.
A few other flowers worth mentioning that have a beautiful sweet smell is:
I wish you sweet scented Gardening.
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