Plantings That Stimulates All Five Senses
At Columbine Design we are always looking for inspiring landscape ideas and philosophies. We could not help but want to take a moment to shed light on a unique plant exploration that is being offered this season by The Hudson Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens. In their Summery Sensory Program, two guides lead a group on a tour where they experience the Chocolate Garden, the Herb Garden and the Dahlia Display Bed with all five of their senses. The program is specifically designed for seniors and those with disabilities but is also for any outdoor enthusiasts who wish to connect more deeply with plants.
Expanding this idea of a landscape with 5-sense stimulation. Here are some plants that are drought-resistant or grow well in dry, hot climates. Columbine could incorporate these plants into your outdoor living space or garden to arouse your eyes, ears, nose, taste and touch.
Eyes . . . Little Bluestem grass for multiple colors.
Ears . . . Indian Paintbrushes to attract hummingbirds.
Nose . . . lavender for aroma.
Taste . . . rosemary for flavor.
Touch . . . (or don’t) Green-Flowered Hedgehog Cactus for texture.
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All photos courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.