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Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 4:06 AM
Subject: [pfaf] Re: sensory plants
I'm Steve from Bermuda.
Would this sensory garden be aimed at one or more senses in
(for example, some gardens are for the blind; accentuating touch and
Herbs like Rosemary (I like Tuscan Blue), Basils, Thymes, Mints, etc
are great for scented gardens in addition to being useful in a culinary
way. There are many herbs which also attract butterflies (if you have a
sunny site available); which is a wonderful experience.
I typed "butterfly herbs" into a google search and randomly picked this
page off of the Brookly Botanic Garden website.
It has some good basic advice, such as species you may wish to include
and the need to plant more than just one plant that attracts butterflies
if you wish your garden to be more than just a passing interest to them.
Another good sensory treat is a flower clock, where the plants are
positioned so they flower in order of the time of day (or season, or
year). This can even include night blooming species such as the cereus
Anyhow, a specific list wouldn't do you too much good unless we know more
about your climate and needs. Where are you from?
From: "Liz Turner" liz7@...
Date: Wed May
17, 2006 3:07pm(PDT)
Subject: sensory plants
Has anyone got a list
of plants that would be good for a sensory
garden? Both sun & shade
plants would be good. If anyone has put together a
list already that would
be a great help.
flowers fall when we cling to them, and weeds only grow when we
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