Posted: 07/01/2015 at 20:05
not a balcony gardener as such but plant some scented varieties. Heliotrope can easily be grown from seed. It produces purple blue flowers all summer BUT it's the scent. Cherry pie. It will fill your balcony area.
some tactile foliage producing scent too......salvia elegans, the pineapple sage, will produce strong pineapple fragrance every time it is touched or brushed against. Same with lemon verbena ....lippia citriodora ....... Has the strongest lemon scent. The scent from a hot balcony in summer ...wonderful.
For more scent and flowers scented pelargoniums...from prince of orange to lady Plymouth. Pinks like Doris and others will provide long colour and scent.
pelargoniums are hard to beat for pure colour and not water intensive either.
Surfinias are great for cascading colour but many of them, usually the dark purple ones, are scented too
so......go,for SCENT. Colour and scent. You can't lose