Fragrant plants in the country: for peace and cheerfulness
The roses, the neurophysiology of man and, as a complement, the world of spicy herbs, the basis of the art of cooking, are united into a single whole. If this connection is moved to the gardens, our life will become fuller and more saturated.
First about man and smells
Neurophysiologists have experimentally proven that odors affect all vital processes in the body - pressure, heart rhythms, sleep, immunity, emotions. In the metropolis, we are surrounded by synthetic odors. Aromatic plants are not used in urban landscaping. The whole palette of smells, for which our sense of smell was created, is absent in the city. So sensory hunger is formed, it is a stress factor. An aromatic garden is a cure.
1. Roses "Parfum de I'Hay", 2. Mint, 3. Roses "Jacques Carrier"
The world of fragrances around us
In 2004, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to American neurophysiologists. They explained how we distinguish smells.
Before them, it was known that the nose is the only sensory organ where nerve cells are in direct contact with the environment. With each breath we come into contact with the universe without protective barriers, distinguishing between 10 thousand odors - an incredible amount!
See also: Scented, fragrant plants in the home
The largest quantity of aromamolecules is contained in rose oil of ancient damask roses (about 500!). In the fragrance of living roses in the garden, they are much larger. Because of this unique property, aroma-oil roses are the basis for a fragrant flower garden.
The most valuable are the aromas of damask roses and some roses of the Alba class with a citrus note. The first - calm the nervous system, relieve stress. The second - tone and invigorate. Spicy and aromatic herbs have the same properties. Depending on the effect on our bodies of aromatic oil herbs and shrubs, we will create different aromatherapy flower beds from them. They will be no less beautiful than traditional ones, because roses will serve as the basis for them, and spicy and garden herbs, both perennial and annual, will serve as companions to it.
Flower bed for tranquility
The basis and dominant for such a flower bed will be damask roses. For the climate of Siberia, two tall (1,2-1,5 m) rose hybrids of Rugosa rose “Rosaria de I'Hay” and “Parfum de I'Hay” or the more compact (0,9 m) “Rose de Rescht” are suitable. For central Russia, the choice is wider. Re-blooming "Jacques Cartier", Louse "Odier". Once blooming "Cardinal de Richelieu", "Arthur de Santal", "Charles de Mills", "Ispahan", "Madame Hardy".
Aromatic herbs, the smell of which soothes, - lavender, clary sage, wormwood, thyme and monard. Narrow-leaved lavender is the most winter-hardy lavender, but for reliability for the winter it needs to be ground with powder.
Wormwood is another indispensable companion to a therapeutic flower bed. The Greeks called wormwood ambrosia and considered the food of the gods.
There are hundreds of species of wormwood, only five are suitable for our flowerbed - common wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris), Pontic wormwood (Artemisia pontica), paniculate wormwood (Artemisiaprocera Willd), lemon wormwood (Artemisia abrotanum) and alpine wormwood (Artemisia Memutia). Such a decorative spice as unpretentious catnip (catnip) is also good.
Thyme (Thumus vulgaris) and thyme (Thymus serpyllum) are perennial herbs. There are many varieties with different colors of leaves and smells.
Of these, you can collect a whole collection.
Monarda is a unique plant in North America with the smell of bergamot. The Indians consumed it as tea.
Flower bed for cheerfulness
The basis for its creation will be roses and spicy herbs with a lemon tint in the aroma. There are few varieties of roses for central Russia. Among them is the unique Maiden's Blush variety, which, according to many experts, is a masterpiece of aroma. The Felicite Parmentier and Konigin Von Denmark varieties are similar in aroma. All roses blooming once.
Evergreen conifers - juniper and pine - have a tonic aroma. They can be dominant in the composition with roses.
Spicy herbs - melissa officinalis (Melissa officinalis), several varieties of mint - peppermint (Mentha piperita), curly mint (Mentha cripsa) will be additional accents.
There is another unique herb - rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Neurophysiologists have proven that the smell of rosemary improves brain function.
In the flower bed, you can include annual herbs, such as basil (Ocimum basilicum), spearmint (Elsholzia patrini) and caraway (Carum carvi).
1. Rose "Felicite Parmentier", 2. Rose "Rose de Rescht" 3. Roses and catnip 4. Clary sage 5. Rose variety "Konigin Von Denmark"
The use of chemistry is excluded. The main fertilizer will be manure or compost.
When laying a flower bed, the land should be cultivated on 1-2 bayonet bayonet and fertilized with organic. The earth should be light and loose. Sand and neutral peat are added to the clay and loam. Sandy soils weight by adding loam.
An outstanding Russian culinary specialist V. Pokhlebkin beautifully described the methods of harvesting and using them. So, for example, a few juniper berries in combination with thyme give the taste of game meat dishes. A wormwood is used as the basis of meat marinade.
Spicy herbs are a medicine given to us by nature itself. Using them daily in micro doses, we avoid many diseases created by the urban lifestyle.
Muscatine sage has a strong smell during flowering, and the entire 2-3 bush can fill the garden with its scent.
Salvia officinalis has no such smell, but its leaf is both spice and medicine at the same time.
Its decorativeness is not inferior to the common woolly chist.
1. The roses we picked up are resistant to diseases and do not need chemical treatments.
2. All herbs mentioned in the article are spices and can be used in cooking.
3. According to neurophysiologists, our sense of smell is vulnerable and not protected. Use of chemical drugs is dangerous.
4. For the prevention of diseases in plants use infusion of nettles, horsetail, wormwood, ash.
5. With the right agricultural techniques, the recommended varieties of roses will not be sick.
Garden fragrances at the cottage - Olga Voranova's advice
The world of smells surrounds us everywhere. Smells affect our mood and behavior, moreover, with the help of certain odors, you can treat certain diseases. So why not do aromatherapy in your own garden? To do this, you need to find out how these or those plants work, and choose the most suitable for you.
A group of plants with relaxing and anti-inflammatory flavors. Aroma of cedar contributes to the launch of regenerative processes and accelerated healing of wounds. cleans the airways, creates a soothing atmosphere.
Juniper promotes recovery, strengthens sense of security, soothes.
Pine causes active relaxation (rest, but without drowsiness), cleanses the respiratory system, helps recovery after disease. The aroma of spruce has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. Rosemary relaxes muscles, increases immunity. Sage regulates the central nervous system, improves sleep, relieves inflammation. Oregano helps with cold and cough, improves mood. Thyme struggles with insomnia, treats bronchial diseases. The aroma of lilacs favorably affects the joints.
A group of plants with spasmolytic aromas.
The aroma of lavender frees clamps, causes a feeling of serenity. Mint clarifies the mind, stimulates and refreshes the body, relieves spasms and increases efficiency. Melissa improves blood circulation. The aroma of cumin has a beneficial effect on digestion, increases brain activity. Rose rejuvenates and satiates
A group of plants with toning and improving the efficiency of aromas. The aroma of citrus plants (they can be taken out in the summer in the garden to the terrace) restores strength and improves mood.
Lubistok increases the positive energy of the body, contributes to intellectual work. Hyssop dramatically increases immunity. The aroma of basil provides a surge of strength without any side effects. Aromas of peony and chubushnik renew strength, increase efficiency and tone. The same can be said about bird cherry.
To equip a garden or a corner of aromas, first of all it is necessary to think of the main element - an aromatic flower bed (there can be several of them). It is better if it is located next to a small recreation area, paved with a light (yellowish) sandstone slab, or sand-colored vibrating tiles (however, the most effective option is a combination of both powers).
On the aromatic flower bed you can plant roses, lilies, fragrant violet, evening, fragrant tobacco, gypsophila, thyme, sweet peas. From the bushes you can use spirea, chubushnik and lilac. The club can be decorated with small obelisks (pyramids of small fragments of sandstone, connected with cement mortar). Near the main flower-bed, you can arrange a small lawn decorated with 2-3 beautiful stones and gravel dumps (stone elements enhance the aromas), planting on it several fragrant plants (these can be trees or shrubs - it all depends on what flavors you need). Put on the site a few terracotta bowls, put pieces of clay containers or dishes of the same color.
Shards and bowls will also look good in the flower garden itself. Next is best to look like a wooden wooden screen or a brick wall, scented with fragrant plants.
WHAT TO PREPARE FROM SPICY HERBS?
June is famous for its riot of greenery. Most vegetable plants are gaining strength and setting fruits, but there are a lot of various aromatic and garden herbs. Which of them can be prepared right now and what to stock up on for future use, our regular author from Lipetsk, Elena MATYUNINA, the blog host “Herb. In love with herbs ”(all photos by the author).
HEALTHY ICE CREAM
Delight your children and yourself with a delicious and healthy treat - make sorbet ice cream.
- a bunch of several types of fresh aromatic herbs (tarragon, thyme, mint, lemon balm, oregano, etc.);
- 1 banana;
- 1 fresh egg white;
- 1 st. mineral water (or milk, cream, yogurt - to choose from);
- some lemon juice;
- sweetener (sugar, honey or syrup) - to taste.
We wash the herbs and put them in a blender bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into molds or bowls. We put in the freezer.
To easily remove the ice cream from the molds, just dip them briefly in hot water.
In the heat, water and soft drinks save. Did you know that refreshing lemonade is easy to make yourself? Grab the recipe!
- a bunch of aromatic herbs (mint, lemon balm, basil, rosemary, lavender, etc.);
- 2-3 fresh cucumbers;
- 1-3 liters of water (ordinary or mineral);
- lemon or lime juice;
- sweetener (honey or syrup) - to taste.
We put pure herbs, cucumbers in a blender bowl and pour a small amount of water. Beat until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass container, there also - lemon or lime juice. Add water to the desired volume and add the sweetener. We put in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Serve on the table with ice cubes.
If you add your favorite herbs to butter, you get an excellent spread on bread. It can be stored in the refrigerator. In winter, it is especially nice to spread butter with fragrant summer herbs on sandwiches.
- a bunch of fresh herbs (dill, tarragon, green onions, garlic arrows, etc.);
- salt - to taste.
We wash and dry the herbs. We take the butter out of the refrigerator in advance and leave it at room temperature so that it becomes soft. We put all the ingredients in a blender bowl or in a meat grinder. Grind to a homogeneous consistency. If consumed quickly, store in the refrigerator. Otherwise, put it in the freezer.
HOW TO PREPARE SUMMER HERBS FOR THE FUTURE?
Can be dried or frozen. I suggest cooking spicy salt! This spice is perfect for any dish. And if you turn on the fantasy and pack it beautifully, you get an original gift for family and friends.
fresh herbs (dill, parsley, onion, garlic, basil, mint grass, lemon balm, tarragon, thyme, etc.);
We wash the herbs, put them in a blender bowl or in a meat grinder and grind. You can use one type of plant or several - to your taste. Pour salt into a separate container (I use sea medium grinding) and add chopped greens. Proportions are by eye. Mix thoroughly with your hands until smooth. Dry at room temperature until loose, laying on trays in a thin layer. We store in glass jars.
© Author: Ksenia Surina
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