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Botanist's Lens: Five Senses, Five Herbs - Infinite Connections!

Gardens that connect beyond the mind have true healing properties.

A stroll through a garden without the touch, smell, taste, sound, and sight of beautiful plants, is incomplete in its sensorial experience. Every garden needs a sensorial garden section that excites all ages. It doesn't take much, maybe a small pot, a small bed and even part shade would do.

Lets look at five versatile herbs that could heal the mind, body and soul instantly:

  • Sage

  • Nasturtium

  • Basil

  • Lavender

  • Tarragon

These five herbs are easy to grow and bountiful.


French Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa

French Tarragon is a staple in French cooking. It has a sweet licorice anise taste. Easy to grow in a pot. Other than the taste, its delicate lime green leaves can add aesthetic appeal to any garden.



Salvia officinalis

Sage is a versatile plant. Culinary sage, especially 'Berggarten,' has the wide leaf with gorgeous gray green color and flavor unlike any other. Sage belongs to Lamiaceae family, the flowering varieties are hugely rewarding with the bright purple color bi-lipped flower. Sage has a place in every garden, not just the herb garden. The gray green leaves would add texture to a rock garden or a corner of a bed. Also, Salvias have essential oils with healing properties.