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  • icculus2000@yahoo.com
    May 18, 2006
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      Hi Liz,
      I'm Steve from Bermuda.
      Would this sensory garden be aimed at one or more senses in particular? 
      (for example, some gardens are for the blind; accentuating touch and scents)
      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 cactus
      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.

      many thanks

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