Longwood’s floral design classes offer a wonderful opportunity to explore your senses—not only your sense of smell, which is the theme for the "Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance" exhibition, but also our sense of touch. How does this sense of touch enhance our relationship with plants and flowers? Sometimes it is almost irresistible not to reach out and touch a shiny leaf, textured bark, or delicate flower. When looking at a thorny trunk or branch you can almost feel the sharp, pricking sensation. The visual sensation of texture can arouse a strong urge to touch, and even create a feeling without actual contact.