8 Scents that energize, and make us happy

Jasmine Sambac 

Scents are directly correlated with past experiences.  The smell of cookies baking, or the scent of fresh cut grass lead us to a quick trip back in time.

Some scents can do amazing things for our mind and body. They can be stress relievers, help with a bad headache, and get us to slow down and relax.

Be good to yourself, make a list of these wonderful scents and use them on daily bases to make your surroundings pleasant, and healthy.

Lavender = relaxing

For relaxation, lavender can help calm the mind and body and even help with insomnia.

Cinnamon = brain power

Peppermint = concentration 

Cinnamon, this sweet-smelling spice can boost your brain power, and attention span. And peppermint scent can invigorate your mind.

Pine = stress reliever

Jasmine = mood perk 

Pine scent can help with depression and stress.  No wonder we love our Christmas tree. Jasmine scent can create a sense of alertness, and elevate our mood.

Fresh cut grass = joyful ness

chemical released by a newly-mowed lawn can make us feel joyful and less stressed .

Citrus = boost energy & awarness

not just a super fruit because it is a great source of vitamin C, but a sniff of lemon or an orange can wake up your brain cells.

Apples = headache reliever 

the smell of the crisp fruit may actually help ease a migraine, and help with feelings of anxiety.





A flowering Shrub from early summer to late fall

Bees love these beautiful full flowers
Rose of Sharon creating a private corner

Rose of Sharon, also called “althaea” or “althea,” as Hibiscus syriacus. Native to China and India, was brought to Europe in 16th century.

one of our favorite Shrubs, perfect for creating tall wide private wall, with its natural tendency to grow wide and thick with its beautiful trumpet shape flowers.

Resilient Rose of Sharon  is drought tolerant and prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this shrub.





Pink Silk Tree

mimosa tree
In full bloom

Also known as the Mimosa, full name “Albizia julibrissin” . Named after an Italian nobleman Albizia, and its Persian name Gul meaning flower, Abrisham meaning Silk ( Julibrissin).

Original habitats are Iran, Azerbaijan, China, and Korea. Made its way to United States in 1745. Flowers have a beautiful fragrant and sometimes are brewed with leaves for tea, but seeds and the seedpods are poisonous.

One of our favorite trees, and the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds agree. It survives the hot summer days, very tolerant to dry soil. Its beautiful silk like flowers add a pink hue to its branches, and create a dreamy vision of a painting.




Perfect picture photos

Used a plastic salad bowl, colorful flowers, water

With summer here this was a fun project at home that kept our active children busy in the garden. And surprised of how beautiful their pictures came out.

you need:

1- several plastic colorful buckets or bowls

2- water

3- flowers

4- camera

5- photo printer

6- Sharpies to date and sign their photos




Fragrant Flowering Plants

Gardenia & Jasmine
Jasmine flowers next to the morning coffee, is a wonderful way to start your day
Jasmine Sambac plant in a pot
Gardenia plants

1-Jasmine Sambac 

2-Fragrant tea olive


Flowers have a beautiful sweet fragrant. Pick and place their blooms in any room and enjoy the fragrant for hours.


Intimate garden

Creating peaceful space in your garden for walks, meditating,  watching birds, and cats go by.

Tiles, and planters add color and charm

Filling in

Impatiens are great flowers for shady spots.
Invite birds to your garden by Adding bird baths
Water fountains are beautiful fixtures and create a soothing relaxing corner.


Add a few Planters, hanging baskets, statues, chimneas to create interesting focal points.