Fragrant Flowers in Your BigYellowBag Garden!

Gardens are a celebration for the senses. Of course, you can grow herbs, fruits and vegetables in your garden (and some flowers are even edible), all of which you can then enjoy at the table. You can hear the wind rustling through the leaves while the birds sing in the trees. From feathery foliage and delicate petals to thick, broad leaves and prickly thorns, there are lots of different textures to touch. And let’s be honest, a lot of gardens are planted specifically with the visuals in mind – what kind of image will these plants create when put together? But have you ever thought about planting a garden while specifically thinking about how it’s going to smell?  There are some amazing-smelling fragrant flowers out there that you can use in your green-space to create a feast for the eyes as well as the nose. 

11 Fragrant Flowers You Should Grow:

1. Gardenia 

Gardenia have a strong smell that’s mostly floral, with a touch of zest and slight coconut undertone. There’s a reason this flower’s scent is so popular.  

Fragrant Flowers Gardenia

2. Heliotrope

These delicate, five-point flowers grow in clusters and have a scent that’s reminiscent of almonds for most people – though some say it smells more like cherry pie to them.  

3. Hyacinths Are Common Fragrant Flowers

These are another winner when it comes to spring flowers. Hyacinths come in several different colours, including purples, blues, pinks, reds, yellows and whites. They are gorgeous to look at and gorgeous to smell. They’re a great addition to any garden.  

4. Lavender

There’s a reason lavender’s popularity has been growing exponentially. This plant’s mild, floral scent is very relaxing.  

5. Lilac

Besides looking amazing and being relatively easy to grow, lilacs have a spectacular smell that can really elevate the scent of any garden.  

6. Lily of The Valley

These are a wonderful spring flower. Not only are they beautiful to look at, with their interesting bell shape, but they also have a clean, sweet smell.  

7. Nicotiana

If you’re a night owl, this might be the flower for you. It has a strong, sweet smell that is most pronounced at night.  

8. Rose 

There’s a reason Juliet told Romeo that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” in William Shakespeare’s famous play. These flowers really do capture a sense of rich romance, and they come in seemingly countless varieties.  

Fragrant Flowers Rose

9. Scented Geranium

Geraniums are gorgeous flowers to begin with, but the smell of their leaves when crushed is when things get extra interesting. Depending on the variety of plant you have, the scent could have fruit tones, like apricot, apple, strawberry or lemon, or might even smell like mint.  

10. Stock Flowers are Spicy Fragrant Flowers

If you want something a little unexpected, stock flowers might be a good choice for you. Rather than having a sweet smell, these flowers have a scent that is a touch spicy, like clove.  

11. Sweet Alyssum

These flowers really do live up to their name; they have a light, sweet smell. Like Heliotrope, they grow as small flowers in clusters, though they have four-point petals.  

Of course, there’s a whole world of flowers out there, all with their own smells – and then there are many different fragrant herbs you can grow, too, if sweet and floral isn’t quite your thing.  

Fragrant Flowers Alyssum

Fragrant Flowers Love BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil

Whatever you decide to grow, your best choice for soil is BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil. Our soil has light and fluffy properties that make it a fantastic growing medium for every kind of flower. BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil is made up of a mix of black loam, peat loam, compost and manure. Loam is a soil type comprised of sand, silt and clay in the right ratios so that there is a perfect balance of drainage and moisture retention. The soil is also packed with essential nutrients and organic matter flowers need to grow healthy and strong. 

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil - Spring Garden Planning

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast