Beautiful rosesTraditional Garden, Adelaide
Roses on an arch frame the entrance to an inviting place to sit and relax
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Sound: Consider planting natives, such as banksia, bottlebrush and kangaroo paw, which will attract birds, bees and butterflies to your garden.Scent: Opt for plants that emit an enticing and calming scent, such as lavender and lemon balm, or choose fragrant herbs such as mint, rosemary or lemongrass.Emotional connection: Add in features that your visitors will be drawn to – a comfortable spot to sit, a trickling water feature, a scented flower that reminds them of their childhood, for example.
Encouraging elderly people to get out into the garden is extremely important as it can stimulate the mind, boost motor skills and endurance, provide healthy nutrients and reduce stress. Here’s how to create a layout that’s both practical and appealing.
7. Deadhead roses Roses will often give you a second burst of flowers if you deadhead (cut off spent blooms) regularly and keep them well-watered during the hot months. Hedge clippers work well for deadheading flower-carpet rose varieties.Browse more formal gardens
Why choose natural stone over concrete, for example? Natural stone comes from the earth, and is formed by layers of sand, minerals and oxides over hundreds of years. No two pieces are ever the same. It has a unique character that simply cannot be replicated by artificial materials. Natural stone also ages gracefully over time and feels divine underfoot.
Summer yardWhether you’re a green thumb or not (and I’m not), giving your garden a bit of love before the crippling heat of summer hits is a good idea.
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The Benefits of a Healing Garden Healing gardens have a special place in garden design. When you are creating a garden from a healing perspective, it is important to make sure all the senses — sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing — are engaged. This allows visitors to form an emotional connection with the space, which can lift their spirits and speed up the healing process. You’ll also want to make sure the space is comfortable and easy to navigate, so it can be used safely by those who are recuperating or otherwise physically limited.