I'm doing a design for a friend who has an outhouse on her property, and as a nice touch it would be cool to have some nice-smelling perennials around the outhouse. The front part gets part sun and around the outhouse there's shady spots.
Lavender! but I imagine it would be nice to have something year round. How about cedar? some mint would be nice to be able to crush and toss inside occasionally. I have a plain old golden privet that I think smells wonderfull in bloom others disagree. other ideas...
sage honeysuckle thyme artemesia lilac magnolia butterfly bush
I always thought it would be fun to have "scent" garden.
You might want to throw in a jasmine and a summer sweet as well. It seems you'd want the nice smelling stuff mostly blooming in the summer since smells don't tend to be much of an issue in winter since it's cold out.
Roses are always a winner too.
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I second honeysuckle - my absolute favourite smell in the world! Lavender might be good, attracts bees too. Or if your climate is mild enough, some lemon verbena. The smell of that always gives me a fit of giggles for some reason! I've got an article summarising aromatherapy lying around somewhere, maybe a look at that would give some better ideas.
Irene Kightley wrote: I'm sure that having good smells around does something wonderful to your spirit.
irene, thanks for the ideas, I used one today the local disabled group visitied our farm today I lined up as many herbs as I could, and asked the visitors to gather round and smell leaves they were to pick and crush and smell the rules were that if you smelt pizza or the pickle on a mackas or toothpaste, you were to say so needless to say it was loads of fun and laughs cheers
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