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Scent mixes

Posted by lucille Houston (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 17:55

I have differently scented roses. I'm thinking of putting in some various herbs as well, including a mint plant, and because my yard is so small would not be able to locate the herb plants very far from the roses. Would that be too much of an olfactory overload?

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RE: Scent mixes

Greetings, Lucille!

Not sure that it will be scent overload. Personally, I don't smell much of my mint until I am standing right by it.

But what I am sure of is that you need to keep that mint contained (unless you are going for a field of mint) because it spreads so, so quickly. I would advise you not to plant the mint with your roses.

I've read that basil pairs well as it can act as a pest control-- haven't personally tried this but have read various articles suggesting this.

Good luck with your planning!

RE: Scent mixes

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 20:17

For the most part I've found that my herbs don't really throw off a lot of scent unless you brush them. My herb pots are right next to the roses and I've never had them interfere with the rose scents.

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