Fragrant herbs are valued for their aromatic properties. Their relaxing scents can be calming and uplifting after a long day. In fact, many fragrant herbs are used as stress relievers, relaxants and soothing agents.
They can be planted in your garden along with culinary herbs, or in mixed planters with annual flowers, or even on their own to create a unique fragrant herb garden. In addition, fragrant herbs attract pollinators and repel harmful insects, and they enhance a garden’s character by adding colour and aroma.
In many cases, herbs will release their aromas when you brush against them or touch them, so you can enjoy the benefits with very little effort. Try planting fragrant herbs close to a walkway or in containers on your patio so you can experience the soothing effects of aromatherapy whenever you’re outdoors.