For my first blog post of the New Year, I got to thinking about aromatherapy in the garden. Spring is not far away, although depending on where you live it may seem like winter will never end! This year I really want to try and add some fragrant and aromatic plants and flowers to my porch/yard/garden.
A book which I have found extremely useful in this area is one which is on my favorite books list, on the left hand side of the blog - that is An Aromatherapy Garden by Julia Lawless. Although it is written from an English perspective, I think it contains many interesting and useful facts and information no matter where you live in the world. To give you an idea of what the book contains, here's a list of the contents page:
- history of the scented garden
- aromatic herbs for health and cooking
- a perfumery and aromatherapy border
- fragrant exotica and container plants
- secrets from the still room
- planning an aromatherapy garden
- aromatherapy plant potraits.
I also have a couple of articles in the Sedona Aromatherapie library about aromatherapy garden, including an article I wrote on return from a trip to Pompeii in Italy, a couple of years ago. I'll write more about that next time but in the meantime, here's the link for the two articles:
If you have any thoughts on aromatherapy and gardens please post me a comment below!