In today’s article, I want to tell you about the 5 Fragrant plants that are essential in your urban garden or garden. These plants along with many others are necessary to achieve a harmony and above all to attract thousands of pollinators and thus be able to improve crops significantly. If you want to know them a little better and learn what function each of them fulfills, I invite you to continue reading.
5 Fragrant Plants that you need
Surely, it is not the first time you find an article or something that refers to the importance of aromatic plants. Hope you might already have a much knowledge on them. However, I will quote you the 5 plants that I have selected. May be you find a new one! I explain everything with much more detail and I teach you tricks for your plantation.
Thyme is a very rustic and resistant aromatic plant. Does not has any risks and has the ability to protect our crops against snails, slugs, aphids and some pests as difficult to control as the cabbage butterfly. It has also been shown to stimulate the growth of some vegetables such as tomatoes, which I will experiment with this year.
Sage leaves also very rustic plant. That does not require many watering. However, it can live in low temperature. Repels pests such as aphids, snails and slugs combat soil nematodes. But its strong point is undoubtedly its aroma. When in bloom, that able to attract an amazing amount of pollinators and beneficial insects.
Rosemary is one of aromatics plants that favorites by many. It not only love for its aroma and hundreds of culinary uses but for its ability to attract bees, other pollinators to our garden. We can forgot to attract beneficial insects for our garden for pollination. We are so grateful for this plant as it takes all of care for this purpose easily. But we have to be careful with the risks of watering. Rosemary does not requires a lot of water and it is usually a very common failure.
Aromatic and medicinal plant that attracts many pollinating insects such as bees with their striking and abundant flowers. It is recommended to plant in a garden in favor of biodiversity. As it, provide shelter for beneficial species. With this plant, we can prepare delicious healthy infusions for our health. Also fight with fungi and certain pests too.
Finally, the stevia, a plant very few cultivated in orchards especially and that not only attracts beneficial insects and has an incredible aroma. Besides not considering all of that, it is very good for our health. Personally, I love its flavor; whenever possible I have one of its leaves. I cannot go without passing that!
How to start a garden of fragrant plants
Would you like to have a garden where, upon arrival, you could perceive a very, very pleasant aroma that makes you forget your worries so you can enjoy your beloved plants? This, although it may seem a difficult dream to make reality, the truth is that it is much easier to get than you think. Why? Because we have at our disposal a wide variety of aromatic plants at a very interesting price: no more than 5 USD can be found in the nurseries.
So, discover how to create a garden of aromatic plants, and boast of green space.
Choose the best place to have your garden of fragrant plants
These are very resistant plants, but they need to be in full sun so that they can grow well -except for the parsley and the sage, which prefer to be in semi-shade, otherwise the problems, will soon appear. For this reason, it is important to select a garden place that is very exposed to the sun light. Therefore, that in this way all the ‘green’ can be developed in the best possible way.
Another important point is the soil, the land. It must have good drainage, and be slightly alkaline. This will prevent the dreaded ponding and subsequent root rot.
Choose the plants
There are many plants that give off a very pleasant aroma that you can put in your garden. Some examples are:
- Lavandula (all species)
- Salvia (all species)
- Route graveolens (rue)
- Capparis spinosa (caper)
- Artemisia annua (sagebrush)
- English Marigold (calendula)
- Petroselinum crispum (parsley)
- Malva (all species)
- Bulbous plants such as Amaryllis, Iris, Galtonia, or Hyachinthus (Hyacinth)
Planting the plants
Once you have chosen the aromatic plants that will be placed. Now is the time to move on to the most rewarding task: planting. For this, you must take into account these considerations:
Plants that are larger or taller should be placed in the back. Thus, they will not take light from those who do not grow so much.
It is interesting to combine plants with different colored leaves. For example, you could make a flowerbed with lavender (gray-green leaf), parsley (green leaf), rosemary (dark green leaf), and purple leaf basil.
Place some trees with aromatic flowers. If you also want to have a little shade in some corner, it is worth putting some, such as ornamental cherry, medlar, privet, or citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit …).
And to enjoy! 🙂
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