It is important to me that visitors to TheGreatWall experience the senses.
“Oh,look at that!”
“That is sooo cute!”
“Isn’t that an interesting plant?
You get my drift?
So,as I rework the back garden,it became important to me to fulfill all the senses.
Yard Art? You have already seen how much we love Yard Art here at TheGreatWall.
The birds and the wind chimes provide the sound.Not counting the sound from the pool…
And color.That we have lots of.We’re almost technicolor….
Nope,we ARE technicolor!
But most of all,I wanted fragrance.
We are blessed to have an old Bay Oak tree,down by the water.
It has seen better times,but with lots of TLC,and a visit from an arborist,it is slowly coming back.When you crush the leaves,it is just like smelling a bay leaf.It has been said one could substitute the leaves,from a Bay Oak,for bay leaves,but I have never tried it.
So,with that old tree as my inspiration,I have set out on a quest to add more fragrance to TheGreatWall.
I have always used parsley as a border plant.
It makes a great accent plant,not to mention the butterflies love it.If it is used as a border,you save space in the veggie garden.It just makes sense….
Aren’t those the most delish smelling herbs?
Brush against Rosemary…..
The scent is almost overwhelming,isn’t it?
There was already one Tea Olive shrub-who doesn’t adore those?-,here,but I wanted another one.
I needed and HAD to have another.
To be placed by the steps that lead down from the pool area to the garden.Right where someone walking down the steps would brush against it….
That such a small flower can produce such an amazing aroma is incredible,isn’t it?
Now,that we smell good,it’s time to pop the popcorn and get ready for the Academy Awards.
Not that we’ve seen any of the movies that are nominated,but it is sooo much fun to judge others,isn’t it?