Coming to Your Senses

Gardens and landscapes are a powerful tool that can impact our physical, emotional and mental health.  They offer something for all of our senses – sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.  A garden or landscape can be filled with colors, scents and textures that can tantalize our sense of smell, invigorate our psyche or mood with the sight of colorful flowers, and incorporate warm and inviting textures that entice us.  They can also calm our state of mind through sounds with man-made structures such as a water feature or wind chimes as well as with natural elements like the swaying of ornamental grasses.  Certainly, a garden can appeal to our taste buds with edible plants.  It is a great way for children to develop their senses, and for adults to relax and take a break from the stresses of everyday life.  Of course, it is a healthy way for everyone to get outside and explore the environment.

The Designscapes team offers a few suggestions below for your Raleigh garden or landscape that will appeal to the different senses.

Taste

Blueberries

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Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch

Lamb’s Ear

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Lamb’s Ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower plumes from ornamental grasses

 

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Globosa Nana Cryptomeria – soft needles

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Sound

Babbling Brook

Pond

Waterfall

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Bubbling Fountains

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Smell

Butterfly Bush

 

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Winter Daphne

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Gardenia

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Sight

Variegated Foliage

Miss Lemon Abelia

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Aucuba

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Different shades of green foliage

Purple Loropetelum

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Red Nandina

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Berries

Hollies

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Beautyberry

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We can help design a landscape that incorporates these elements.  Just give us a call at 919-844-3441 or fill out the contact form below.

 

 

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