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The Senses of Summer: A Fragrant Journey

"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived." - Helen Keller

Welcome to The Senses of Summer: A Fragrant Journey, the third installment of The Senses of Summer blog series. In this edition, we invite you to embark on a fragrant journey and explore the captivating scents that define the summer season. The sense of smell plays a powerful role in our sensory experiences, evoking memories, enhancing moods, and creating a delightful ambiance. In fact, some would say it is the most powerful sense for evoking memories. Join us as we delve into the world of aromatic treasures and discover how to infuse your gardens and spaces with enchanting fragrances.

Exploring the Fragrances of Summer

Immerse yourself in the captivating scents of summer as flowers, herbs, and other botanicals release their intoxicating perfumes into the air. From the enchanting aroma of fresh blooms to the nostalgic scent of freshly mowed grass and the cozy fragrance of outdoor fires, summer is a season abundant with fragrances that transport us to cherished memories. 

The Therapeutic Power of Pleasant Scents

The fragrances of summer not only delight our senses but also offer therapeutic benefits. The pleasant scents in our gardens and outdoor spaces have the power to uplift our spirits, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. The aroma of roses, for example, has been shown to have a positive impact on mood and emotional well-being. Lavender, renowned for its calming properties, can help ease anxiety and promote restful sleep. Jasmine’s sweet and intoxicating fragrance has a soothing effect on the mind and can help alleviate stress. By incorporating these fragrant elements into our outdoor environments, we create a sanctuary where we can unwind, rejuvenate, and find solace amidst the busyness of life.

Creating a Fragrant Garden

To create a fragrant garden, consider incorporating a variety of scented plants into your landscape. Here are a few of our favorite fragrant plants to consider for adding fragrance to your outdoor spaces. 

Annuals & Perennials
Angel’s Trumpet
Bee Balm
Catmint
Garden Pinks
Garden Phlox
Lavender
Marigold
Oriental Lily
Salvia
Sweet Alyssum
Butterfly Bush
Linden
Mock Orange
Rose
Summersweet Clethra
Herbs & Foliage
Basil
Citronella Geranium
Lemon Verbena
Mint
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme

Incorporating Fragrance into Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

The enchanting fragrances of summer can be enjoyed not only in outdoor gardens but also inside our homes and outdoor living areas. Bring the scents of summer indoors by displaying fresh-cut flowers or arranging fragrant herbs in vases. Scented candles or diffusers with summer-inspired scents, such as citrus or floral blends, can infuse your indoor spaces with the essence of the season. In outdoor living areas, consider using scented oils or incense to create an inviting and aromatic atmosphere. Patio planters with fragrant blooms or herbs can provide a pleasing scent as you relax and unwind in your outdoor retreat.

Experience the Delights of Summer Fragrances

At Flowerland, we offer a wide selection of fragrant plants, including roses, lavender, jasmine, and citrus trees, to help you create a sensory oasis in your own backyard. Visit our shop site to explore our collection of scented treasures and start transforming your garden into a fragrant paradise. Allow the captivating scents of summer to transport you to a world of relaxation, rejuvenation, and pure sensory bliss.

Stay Tuned...

Stay tuned for the next edition of “The Senses of Summer,” where we’ll dive into the tactile pleasures that the summer season brings to our garden

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