Fragrances and fragrances belong together like dreams and colors. Air rhymes with scent and that without a doubt, because something scented is light like the air that transports the scent. Fragrance is directly related to air. The essential oils are the actual carriers of the herbal fragrances. They reach our senses through the air we breathe. A scent arises that brings air and light in perfect harmony, because every scent is light that has become matter.
Scents create a connection to our innermost being and to our feelings. They evoke everything that we have ever experienced in our childhood and youth in terms of personal memories with flowers and plants. Fragrances with a natural origin, in precise fragrance compositions, have a beneficial effect on our emotional life and on our health. Anyone who has a flower garden can immerse themselves in this material with pleasure, in this sea of fruity, lovely, delicate or woody scents. If you don’t have a flower garden, we recommend getting an aromatherapy lamp, decorating the apartment with fresh flower bushes over and over again or taking a walk to public flower gardens. Because aromatherapy pleases the soul.
The scent is the soul of the flowers
If you want to design and maintain a scented garden to enjoy and relax, you should remember at the beginning to make the fragrant varieties of flowers and plants easily accessible. Ideal locations for this are at a seat, along the garden path, on the terrace or in the front garden. If you don’t have your own garden, let it smell on the balcony from pots, boxes or buckets! And you can show children how plants and flowers release their aroma by rubbing them. You will not forget it into old age, because smells are forever imprinted on our memories.
The feeling for scented flowers and plants
Roses dream in scent and color. English roses are what David Austin called the results of his many years of rose cultivation. What he has done with this type of rose is simply overwhelming and intoxicating. The first thing you notice is the special shape of these roses. It consists of flat, rosette-shaped flowers full of grace with petals that look like soft, folded silk. They impress every viewer with their delicate charm as if from an impressionist painting and enchant him with their seductive scents. Each variety smells different – from sweet, spicy, fruity, beguiling to resinous myrrh. And the colors! The English roses fascinate with their never seen apricot, peach and soft shell pink tones with shades. “Evelyn” and “Sharifa Asma” are typical representatives of this color scheme. The white color of the English roses is not a cold chalk white, but a creamy white with depth like in “Francine Austin” and “Clamis Castle”. The last one has that special myrrh scent. The yellow of Austin’s English Roses is reminiscent of light amber and is very soft. The yellow English roses feel very comfortable in a team with other flowers. The varieties “English Garden”, “Happy Child” and “Molineux” are confirmation of this.
In summary, one can say that the English rose is one of the most diverse and versatile of all rose types. It grows into magnificent, well-formed shrubs and is a fragrant ornament for the bed or the mixed borders. Some species of the English rose can even be guided along a wall, pillar, or fence as low climbers. They quickly become an aromatic, flowery eye-catcher in every garden.
“Fragrances are the feelings of flowers.” Heinrich Heine describes the intense aroma of fragrant flowers and plants that are very popular in the garden with young and old in this poetic manner. Because with their beguiling fragrances, they unconsciously affect the emotional sensation of the smellor and thus bring more joy in his life. Another essential element in the design of scented gardens are the supple sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus), which perfectly combine scent and fragrance. They bloom in all imaginable pastel colors, exude a lovely aroma and, with their colorful butterfly blossoms, are a wonderful, aromatic decoration for every interior, even in glass vases. As a climbing plant, sweet peas are best placed on thin wire mesh in the garden. With their heavenly smelling flowers waving in the summer wind, sweet peas also enrich entrance arches, bars and fences of all kinds.
“A garden without phlox is not just a mere mistake, but a sin against summer” – this statement by Karl Förster, who brought out a number of varieties, is often quoted. Phlox is an ancient Greek word for flame. Probably because of the bright, red flowers of its wild species, the plant received its German name “Flammenblume”, which however did not catch on. Summer phlox (Phlox paniculata) is the classic par excellence. It is characterized above all by the abundance of its flowers. With their bright colors in many different nuances, they leave almost nothing to be desired and also spread a wonderful, beguiling aroma. There are a variety of species of this perennial that will go well with any scented garden – the taller ones for the cottage-style garden, the compact ones for the smaller garden. This scented flower is beautiful, aromatic and even edible and can be enjoyed all year round.
Another indispensable plant for your own fragrance garden is certainly lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). Lavender is a real all-rounder because it looks pretty, smells excellent, calms, relaxes, cleanses and has a beneficial effect on people in a variety of ways. It is particularly useful for restless babies and their problems. With good care, lavender bushes can get very old. Lavender is one of the most popular companions to roses and is one of the highlights in the local fragrance gardens. The scent of lavender together with the scents of herbs such as rosemary, basil and thyme waft gently over terraces and balconies and bring back memories of holidays in Mediterranean landscapes. And the best thing about lavender is that you can keep its soothing aroma in small flower bags over the long winter and smell it again and again to feel an immediate relaxation of body and mind.
A whole, almost infinite number of plants, shrubs and flowers are known for creating a beautiful scented garden that pampers the senses with wonderful aromas from spring to autumn. It is therefore advisable not to put all the scented plants in one bed, but rather to distribute them throughout the garden. In this way you can enjoy the individual fragrances and their effects much better. The lovely note of lilac (Syringa) puts us in a calm, romantic mood every spring. The scent of the pipe bush (Philadelphus) fills the warm evening air with a sweet fragrance. Hyacinths (Hyacinthus), daffodils (Narcissus) and scented violets (Viola odorata) smell pleasantly delicate not only in the bed, but also in pots. The winter scented viburnum (Viburnum farreri) opens its first vanilla-scented flowers in autumn. Other blooming fragrance suppliers are night violets (Hesperis), petunias (Petunia), jasmine (Jasminum), marigold (Calendula officinalis) and many others. You can find a whole range of fragrant plant species for creating your own scented garden in the lexicon of Garten-Treffpunkt. We wish you a lot of fun in the Reich …
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