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Gardens are most often designed to please the sense of sight.  Others are designed to satisfy our senses of smell, taste and touch. These things are relatively easy to accomplish. All it takes is a fragrant Lilac with showy blooms, or an herb garden filled with Oregano, Thyme and Catmint. The more difficult, and often forgotten, sense we need to embrace in garden design is hearing.

Sounds can invoke emotions just like color and texture.  Water is a common element that can easily be added to a landscape setting and it can range from a formal fountain to a bubbling stream.  A trickle of water evokes a more natural environment and can drown out unwanted noises in the medley of urban cacophony.

Wind chimes and garden bells range in materials from wood to metal to everything in between.  They can be of visual interest or melt into the background being heard but not seen.  Mostly dependent on wind or water movement to create sound, chimes and bells can be a gentle knocking of wood or a sharper tinny clang of metal.  Even with a slight breeze, chimes provide a relaxing point of interest to a plain garden.

Article written by lilyofthevalley for Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design

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The Boskke Sky Planter redefines the Topsy Turvy Planter collection into a posh container that can fit into any New York City kitchen.  Never underestimate the value of fresh-cut herbs.  If cooking isn’t your forte, think beverages. A little minty mojito could be the norm in your kitchen this summer.

An innovative watering system allows the plants to be watered without leaking onto your countertops and floors.  Have fun arranging individual planters at convenient heights in your apartment. To maximize visual interest of these planters, stagger the hanging heights for a layered effect.

Herbs best suited for growing in a sunny window include rosemary, mint, basil, oregano, thyme, chives, dill, fennel, and sage but don’t limit your imagination!  There are many options available and when one plant becomes bare, replace it with a different variety!

Article written by lilyofthevalley for Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design.

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