You Need These Fragrant Flowers In Your Backyard Garden

by Brynda Cummings 01/07/2019

Make your new house an even more welcoming place to come home to by designing a fragrant flower garden. Fill your garden with these beautiful blooms and reap the aromatic rewards.

If you aren’t exactly known for your green thumb don’t think you can’t have a beautiful flower garden too! Most of these blooms are also incredibly easy to grow and require little maintenance over time.  

Sweet alyssum - Not only is the sweet alyssum beautifully fragrant, it’s also a pretty hardy plant that can tolerate both heat and drought. It is also a self-sowing plant so it will come back year after year with minimal effort on your behalf. While it grows low to the ground it’s potent sweet scent won’t go unnoticed.

Rose - The rose needs no introduction. While this bloom precedes its fragrant reputation it, unfortunately, has one misconception - that they are difficult to grow. If you have an area in your garden that receives around 6 hours of sunlight you should find little difficulty getting this coveted blossoms to grow.

Phlox - Phlox grow in small bundles of flowers, much like the sweet alyssum. There are actually three varieties to be aware of when choosing your seeds. There are border phlox, mounding phlox and woodland varieties. No matter the variety this bloom boasts a sweet almost honey-like smell you will adore.  

Butterfly bush - This shrub grows long draping cone-shaped bundles of flowers. It comes in shades of white, pink and purple. If you are looking to attract butterflies opt for a lavender-pink variety. It should be noted that this bush is considered an invasive species and can be problematic in areas with more mild climates.

Flowering crabapple - Crabapples comes in many varieties and can fit any garden’s aesthetic needs. You can find traditional round shaped trees as well as ones with draping branches much like a weeping willow. For the most fragrant blooms, you’ll want the single blossom variety.

Peony - Peonies are a stunning, showy bloom much like the rose. The lovely, fresh scent peonies throw off is well worth the 2-3 year wait for a newly planted bush to establish itself. And good news - they don’t require much fussing over throughout that time. Aside from adequate sun and plenty of root space to soak up nutrients this bush is pretty low maintenance.  

These six blooms will be sure to up the aroma ante in your flower garden. Not only can they be grouped up together but they can also be grouped with other stunning blooms whose fragrance is lacking for a well-rounded showstopper of a garden. Peonies can be put in the same garden design as roses to complement one another's showy blooms. While sweet alyssum and phlox can be added to just about any design due to their low-spreading nature.

About the Author
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Brynda Cummings

 I am excited to be back home in Florida and residing in St. Augustine. Whether you need help buying or selling a home, purchasing a second home, investment property or vacant land, I will put my expertise to work for you!
I pride myself on my ability to listen to my clients needs and connect them with the opportunities that best match those needs. I will work tirelessly for you to ensure you are connected with the best real estate opportunites.
I know first hand the challenge of relocating, selling a home and having to find a new one. I have relocated from North Florida to South Florida, New Orleans, Houston Texas and now back home in Florida in Sunny St Augustine.  

My Experience

  • Over 20 years experience.

My Credentials and Memberships

  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) Member St. Johns-St Augustine Association of Realtors Member Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
  • broker-Associate

My Community Involvement

  • Harbor Island Tennis Club
  • Sunrise Rotary of Saint Augustine
  • Anastasia Baptist Church
  • Treasure Beach Property Owners Association