THE SCENTS OF SUMMER......................
We all know how fragrant Gardenias and Roses are......I have both of these in my front and back gardens.....however......this post today is about other scents in a summer garden.
This is scented rose geranium....it smells heavenly when touched or incorporated in a bouquet.....I almost lost all of it a few years ago due to a heavy, heavy freeze...but somehow it managed to survive and now has come back full force in my beds. I always give cuttings to fellow gardeners when they stop buy as it is difficult to find here.
I have rosemary bushes in my yard that are at least 4 to 5 feet high......sweet Sophie and wonderful Skyler like to poke around in them looking for bunnies. You can imagine how my beautiful dogs smell when they come in the house....yep.....just like Rosemary....my whole house is filled with the scent.
Lavender grows really well here. I have it in with my rose bushes and get loads and loads of blooms each year. When the breeze kicks up in the evening....the sweet smell of lavender fills the air.....along with
The little white flowers are thyme...it seems to thrive here along with the lavender and the
Chives...which are in the background in the above picture.
Sitting outside when it is cool in the evening all these scents mingle and the fragrance is heavenly.
I usually incorporate these herbs in bouquets when bringing flowers in the house....gives them that special touch of summer......
What's growing in your summer garden?