In the summer months we all love to spend as much time outside as possible improving and maintaining our garden design in preparation for parties, small gatherings or just for ourselves. Whether it’s building a decking area, shaping the lawn or installing a new water feature, there’s so many possibilities to make our gardens the most perfect outdoor spaces and in previous posts we’ve given tips on how to achieve this. But what about the finishing touches?
Choosing the right flowers for your garden design is the perfect way to finish off all the hard work and really create an atmosphere for your guests.
Here are 4 of the most attractive and fragrant flowers for summer:
This flower has a sweet strong scent that smells stronger during late evening, turning your garden into a fragrant oasis. Mostly white or pale yellow, this colour flower tends to be more visible during night time too, so it will stand out in your flower beds when your low outdoor lighting hits them.
Powerfully fragrant and wonderfully gorgeous, Oriental lilies can perfume an entire garden, particularly during the day when they are at their most open. They bloom in shades of white, pink, and yellow bringing bright colour to your flower beds and they make lovely cut flowers, too so you can bring them into your seating area.
The blooms of a rose bush are beautiful and many are highly fragranced. The flowers come in a wide range of colours, from bright pink to pure white and different colours can smell differently too, so pick what you like best. The size of a rose bush can vary but they are great for filling a gap if you’re not sure what else to put there and they are so visually attractive they look great on their own.
Although this is more of a herb than a flower, its colour and scent are attractively subtle and its more of a plant that you’ll catch the smell of on the summer breeze, or if you pass by, day or evening. It’s a great summer plant because it loves being in the sun and its aromatic perfume will provoke images of Southern France.
Well known for their intensely fragrant flowers, most sweet peas are 4 to 6 foot tall vines which would look great climbing along any bare garden walls or near your decking and seating area. Their flowers appear in nearly every shade so it will be easy to choose one that complements your existing flowers and sits well with your newly landscaped garden.
Filling your flower beds with bright, fragrant flowers will really finish off your garden creation and can be appreciated by everyone, be it party guests or just you.