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Melinda's Garden Moment: Garden for all 5 senses


MADISON (WKOW) -- A colorful landscape is a thing of beauty to enjoy with your eyes, but it should also appeal to your other senses.

Melinda Myers says sweet autumn clematis bursts into bloom each fall, creating a beautiful and fragrant welcome to visitors. She says the buzzing of the bees adds to the enjoyment.

The fragrant flowers of the fall blooming bugbane add a bit of sweet perfume to a shade garden. The rustle of the tree leaves, ornamental grasses, and wind chimes add another dimension of enjoyment.

The soft fuzzy leaves of lambs' ears beg to be petted and a pot of scented geraniums releases a fragrance with each petting.

Garlic chives brighten the late summer and fall garden and can be used to add a light garlic flavor to your favorite dishes. The fragrant leaves, flowers and even seeds are edible. You may need to contain and deadhead to keep the aggressive plant in bounds.

Check out Melinda's website for this and other gardening tips at

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