Grow these Flowering Plants for Beauty and Scent

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We all love flowering plants that not only look beautiful but also have wonderful scents. Since it’s the perfect time of year to plant in our lovely gardens, I’m sharing some of my favorite flowering plants, and I hope they inspire you to grow them, too!

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The Wonder and Beauty of Flowering Plants 

Who wouldn’t want a warm, inviting home with beautiful accents and an amazing smell all the time? While air fresheners and scented candles may temporarily give you some pleasant smells, they are all artificial solutions with chemicals in them—let alone the terrible effect they have on the environment.

As with anything, there is simply nothing better than what nature has to offer. Naturally fragrant houseplants are your best bet for ensuring your home and garden always smell deliciously fragrant. 

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In addition, growing flowers in your home offers a myriad of health benefits, such as reducing air pollution, preventing dry winter skin, promoting relaxation, and helping treat insomnia.

In this article, we walk you through a garden of five flowering plants you can grow in your home for beauty and scent.

Scented Geranium

Geraniums come in an array of unique fragrances, offering a wide variety for you to choose from based on your taste. The interesting thing about geraniums is that their scent comes from the leaves, not the flowers themselves (which are pretty to look at, nonetheless). Scented geraniums have glands at the base of their leaf hairs, where the scent forms.

To stay healthy, opt for weekly watering using a soaker hose. This will provide moisture to bedding plants without wetting the leaves and increasing the risk of fungal diseases. For optimum growth, you must remove a green stem tip above a leaf with your fingers or scissors.

Remember to leave three or four leaves on the stem so that your plant can create new growth. When the flowers are in bloom, regularly remove the spent blossoms to promote growth. Make sure to prune your scented geraniums carefully. When neglected, they can develop a leggy, unattractive appearance. 

Geraniums are one of my favorite flowering plants, as are many others. Not only do they come in a variety of stunning colors, but their alluring scent will fill your home with an aroma far better than any scented candle.  



Lavender is a popular ingredient in countless perfumes, shampoos, and beauty and skincare products. It is famous for its distinct mesmerizing scent and offers a host of uses at home. Lavender will immediately add an instant pop of gorgeous color to any space. It is also a powerful insect repellent, a delicious herb for seasoning foods, and a main component of relaxation.

About two years ago, I planted my first Lavender shrub in my front garden, and I can’t wait to experience the wonderful fragrance it omits and the adorable blooms it produces. 

Although it is a low-maintenance plant, lavender is best suited for those with well draining soil.  Since it flourishes with very little organic matter in the land, avoid adding compost when planting lavender, or it may rot. They also need little watering; if exposed to enough rain, that just might be enough.

lavender shrub


This beautiful flower carries a heady and sweet aroma that promises to keep your home smelling fresh for months—which explains why it is used as the main element in many popular perfumes. It’s best to plant your gardenia in the early spring. They perform best in day temperatures between 65-70 degrees F (18-21 degrees C) and night temperatures between 60-65 degrees F (15-18 degrees C).

Gardenias need regular and sufficient exposure to sunlight – at least four to six hours a day – so you might want to place them next to the window if they are indoors.

They also need watering once every week, and you need to keep their soil moist but not soggy. As for the compost, Gardenias loves acidity, so you will want to use an acid-based fertilizer for the best results.

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There is a reason why Jasmine is a popular name; this sweet flower is so delicate, beautiful to the sight, and smells absolutely magical. These little blooms smell their best at night; the perfect location would be on your windowsill. Although caring for your exotic Jasmine plant takes some work, it is all worth it.

Jasmines – being tropical flowers – generally grow best in sunlight and warmth, so choose the location in your home accordingly to place the Jasmine plant. If you have the vining variant, install a supporting structure, as the vines can reach up to 15 feet long.

Jasmine Flower


Luckily, elegant orchids come in various sizes and colors. They look absolutely wonderful in any home and add a fresh smell anywhere you place them. Although these sophisticated flowers require a lot of care, they are still some of the most commonly grown flowers in homes – you will want to take your sweet time while choosing which one you want to grow.

Most orchids require moist, well-draining conditions, and their roots are water-gathering organs that need a sufficient flow of fresh to stay healthy. Avoid locating your orchid in cold drafts, harsh direct sunlight, or heating vents. Very dry air, direct heat, and cold chills damage this exotic flower.

You can keep your bloom longer by providing a mild, warm, and somewhat humid environment. The bloom can last a few weeks if everything in its environment is conducive. After the bloom is over, you will need to snip off the old flower spike near the base for the best long-term maintenance.

Orchids are another one of my favorite flowering plants, and I always keep them blooming beautifully in my home. They are also available in so many wonderful colors and patterns now too. 

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Lilac Shrubs 

I have a sad story to share about my wonderful Lilac Shrub. Last summer, the HOA management of my community “mistakenly” pulled my Lilac shrub up and destroyed it.  Claiming it was an accident, and I do believe them, doesn’t mean I am excusing it or forgiving them. 

It covered a gas meter and prevented readers from reading it. Instead of checking with me first, they pulled it out and killed it! Needless to say, it broke my heart, and I was livid! I nurtured that Lilac plant for over 14 years, only to have it wiped out in a few short hours. 

As you can imagine, the HOA’s apologies meant nothing, but this year, they are trying to make it up to me. Next week, they are replanting a whole new batch of shrubs and flowers for me! I’m so excited to see them, as I chose each one carefully this time. 

Below, you can see just how stunning this flowering plant was. Its fragrance filled my home every year, and I’ll always remain heartbroken over its loss. I wanted to be sure to add this wonderfully easy-to-grow and fragrant plant to the list of flowering plants. If you are looking to fill your home with its scent every year, this shrub is for you, too! 

The Lilac bush is famous for its intense fragrances and amazingly beautiful blooms  (as seen in one of the last images below). The colors range from pinks to purples, and they add a wonderful shade source. We loved them for the privacy they provided in our front yard every year. They can grow up to 8 feet tall and 30 feet wide. 

I highly recommend owning one because you will also enjoy decades of beauty and fragrance in your garden. Lilac Shrubs are far better than any of my favorite scented candles, and you’ll cherish the memories you make with them, too. 

lilac shrub
Lilac Shrub

Flowers are a sure way to spruce up any home, adding a touch of liveliness, color, beautiful smells, and an overall sense of health and well-being. Whether you grow them yourself or purchase them from your local florist, taking care of your flowers will keep them alive and happy for a long time.

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Research online to find out more about the suitable flowers for you, depending on whether you want to keep them indoors or outdoors. It would also be wise to look up the different ways to keep insects, fungal infections, and other parasites at bay as a protective measure for your beautiful flowers to bloom peacefully.

Additionally, before embarking on your new relationship with flowers, consider any allergies that you or your family members might have to certain flowers to avoid any mishaps in the future. Enjoy your blooms!

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