Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

fragrant patio plants via www.pithandvigor.com

My mother’s day gift to myself gets delivered tomorrow.  Well, maybe I should say installed.  It’s a water spigot on the side of the house where my patio is and I am super excited to see the plumber come and make this little dream a reality – I’ve been wanting this for years.

Hoses are a garden necessity but they are a nuisance and having to haul them all the way around the house is something I’ve come to see at torture (both to me and to the plants that I inevitably decimate along the way).

But what is really exciting is that now I can plant a proper container collection for my patio (because I can painlessly water it!!!).

I have lots of plans and as I finish off this patio project I hope you will follow along with the makeover, but for me, smell is a planting priority.  

I’ve sorted a few annuals in my color scheme (deep exotic reds and purples with some white and chartreuse to set it off) that will perfume the whole area.  

The Alyssum and the Dianthus are a sweet floral smell but the Angelonia has the fragrance of grapes juice!  I can’t wait to see how they all come together.

 Have other suggestions?  I’m on the prowl for a few more! 

images: Proven Winners

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Proven Winners. I am not an employee of Proven Winners and all opinions are my own.

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About Rochelle Greayer

Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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