Your landscape design can be an interactive space for you by filling it with plants that stimulate and excite your sense of sight, sound, scent, taste, and touch. By carefully choosing what plants to install, you can create landscape beds that will engage all 5 of your senses. Keep reading to learn more about the sensory-stimulating plants you can add to your landscape beds in Oregon.


Summer Perennials Are a Sight to Look At

The primary aim of a well-crafted landscape is to be a marvelous sight to look at. It's easy to achieve a beautiful landscape through colorful perennials that bloom all summer. The daylily flower is an excellent example of a perennial that will reward your eyes with its blooms of purple, orange, yellow, white, and pink.


Add elements like a fountain or bubbler to add sound to your landscape beds.

Water bubbler feature in landscape bed in Happy Valley, OR.

While plants and flowers do not necessarily create sound, you can still make a haven of music in your landscape beds by adding a small fountain or installing bubbling rocks. These water features will create a tranquil environment for you at any time of the day. You can also install speakers around your property and play your favorite music to make your ears happy.

Water features that house aquatic plants also attract friendly wildlife like tweeting birds that bring the sound of nature closer to you.


Roses & Lavender Will Stimulate Your Sense of Smell

Walking along your landscape bed and smelling the fragrance of your flowers can be an addicting hobby. Who wouldn't want to enjoy experiencing their sweet-scented plants? Most flowers produce delightful scents that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. If you're only starting your landscape bed, here are some aromatic flowers you can add:

  • Roses
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus

You can plant great-tasting herbs like mint, basil, and thyme.

Who knew landscapes could satisfy your sense of taste? Planting herbs in your landscape beds is a great idea, as you can use these plants to cook with. If you're looking for some herbs you can plant in your landscape beds, you can start with some popular herbs such as:

  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Dill

If you have that green thumb, plant rhubarb and kiwi fruit in your garden! There's nothing more special than tasting fresh produce that you have nurtured.


There are even plants that can stimulate your sense of touch!

Aloe vera plant in Damascus, OR.

It takes one look at your landscape bed to easily determine the different textures of flowers and plants. These textures bring life to your yard, and sometimes it can be hard to resist the urge to touch them! Some plants are more stimulating to touch than others, like the aloe vera plant. Add some aloe vera plants to your landscape beds and benefit from their smooth exterior that hides a soothing gel you can apply on your skin to soothe some ailments. You'll also love touching the lamb's ear plant with its fuzzy texture that almost begs to be touched.


Let us help you create beautiful landscape beds that will stimulate all of your senses. Call us today to schedule!

Having landscape beds that fill up all your senses is heaven on earth. If you want that kind of landscape, we can help. Our team at J&C Lawn Care provides landscape design and installation services to properties in Happy Valley, Troutdale, Gresham, and throughout the nearby communities in Oregon. You can trust that we will turn your vision into reality while employing important design principles, so in the end, you'll have the stunning landscape you deserve. Give us a call today at (971) 284-2035 to schedule our services. We look forward to helping you create the landscape of your dreams!