A Garden In The Night: Ideas For A Moon Garden

A Garden In The Night: Ideas For A Moon Garden

By: Nikki Tilley, Author of
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Moon gardening at night is a great way to enjoy , in addition to those that release their intoxicating aromas in the evening. White flowers and light-colored foliage reflect the moonlight. Not only are these a beautiful sight to behold, or smell, but these night gardens also attract , such as moths and . Keep reading for ideas for a moon garden.

Ideas for a Moon Garden

Creating a garden in the night is easy, and once completed, it will provide hours of rela nighttime enjoyment. When designing this type of garden, consider its location carefully. Having a place to sit and take in the view and scents is one of the most important aspects of the moon garden. Therefore, you may want to consider designing the garden around a patio or deck.

Likewise, you could simply locate the night garden near a window of the home or add a bench, swing, or other comfortable seating within the garden itself. While plants with white or light-colored flowers are common to the moon garden, you should also consider the —with green leaves contrasting white blooms while , blue-green, and variegated foliage enhance the garden as well. In fact, all-white gardens rely heavily on this light-colored or variegated foliage to heighten its overall effect.

Moon Garden Plants

There are many plants suitable for moon gardening. Popular night-flowering plants include:

For intense fragrance, you might include:

Great choices for moon gardening foliage plants include:

  • Herbs like silver or .

Variegated shrubs and plants, like and , can make excellent choices as well. For additional interest, you could even consider implementing some white vegetable varieties like white and white .

There is no right or wrong design for gardening at night. Moon garden plants are based solely on one’s own needs and preferences. However, there are many resources available, both online and in books, that can help provide additional design ideas and plants for creating a moon garden.

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