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Free Garden Plan There is something quite magical about a garden at night. To truly appreciate it, you have to sit down and let the worries of the day fade for at least 10 minutes until your eyes adjust to the dark. Light colors and white take on a new glow, and many blooms appear to float because the green stems and leaves fade into the darkness. What¿s more, the lighter colors of variegated plants become more pronounced in the evening. Although a moon garden is often conceived as a summer garden, don’t neglect plants that can be enjoyed in other seasons. Plants with interesting architectural form, such as the Harry Lauder’s walking stick in this garden, offer interest even in the dead of winter. Night-bloomers such as moonflowers, four-o’clocks, and angels’ trumpets, add their own unique qualities to the garden; their fragrances attract night pollinators. Sound is another element to consider. At sunset, when temperatures cool and breezes whip up, there’s nothing quite like the swishing foliage of grasses, bamboos, and even pine trees as they flutter in the wind. One of the most important components of a moon garden is a place to sit and take in the view. You can put a chair in the middle of the garden or place a bench along the perimeter. There is no right or wrong spot; just make sure it’s comfortable. No matter how good that wrought-iron love seat looks, it won’t get much use without cushions to soften the perch.
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Moon Garden Plants

Moon Garden Plants One of the first perennial borders planted by the founders of White Flower Farm was, as you may have guessed, filled with plants that blossom pure white. William Harris and Jane Grant considered growing and offering only white-flowering plants and while that lasted about a minute as a business plan, the border remained. Our offerings below will get you started on your own Moon Garden, which will look crisp and refreshing during the day and positively glow at twilight.
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Moon Garden Plants

Dreaming of sitting in your garden, listening to chirping crickets and enjoying your flowers’ sweet perfume as it wafts in the nighttime breeze? Create a moon garden. The best moon gardens include fragrant, white-flowered plants with various bloom times as well as plants with silvery or light-colored foliage that reflect the pale moonlight. Spring Hill carries a wide selection of perennials, vines, shrubs and trees that can be enjoyed during the day—and after the sun goes down.
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Moon Garden Plants

Although a moon garden is often conceived as a summer garden, don’t neglect plants that can be enjoyed in other seasons. Plants with interesting architectural form, such as the Harry Lauder’s walking stick in this garden, offer interest even in the dead of winter.
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Moon Garden Plants

One of the first perennial borders planted by the founders of White Flower Farm was, as you may have guessed, filled with plants that blossom pure white. William Harris and Jane Grant considered growing and offering only white-flowering plants and while that lasted about a minute as a business plan, the border remained. Our offerings below will get you started on your own Moon Garden, which will look crisp and refreshing during the day and positively glow at twilight.
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Moon Garden Plants

I discovered something else, too, when I aimed a small spotlight over the surface of our tiny pond. My neighbor, whose house sits on a hill high above mine, was coming out at night to admire my garden, too. He was too far away to see the flowers, but the spotlight, he said, glimmered like a miniature moon in the dark water. How poetic! Seems I had my romantic night garden, after all. You can grow one, too; just choose white or light-colored flowers, shrubs and foliage plants.
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Moon Garden Plants

Many Pagans love to garden, but a lot of people don't realize you can grow plants and flowers that bloom at night. Cultivating a moon garden is a great way to get in touch with nature, and it provides a beautiful and fragrant backdrop for your moonlight rituals in the summer. If you plant these lovelies close to your house, you can open the windows and take advantage of their aromas as you sleep.
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So far, we have talked about flowers. Now, it is time to list some plants with bright foliage for moon gardens. One benefit in going the foliage route is low-maintenance since leaves generally last longer than blossoms do. Below, we will also explore night bloomers and plants with fragrant flowers. The latter bring an extra sense into play (the sense of smell) and can be admired even on nights that are totally dark.
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If you plant them in a circle or a crescent shape, when they bloom, you'll have the moon herself right there “as above, so below.” There are a number of plants that open at night — mix them in with silver-foliaged day bloomers.
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night blooming garden :nocturnal visibility, settle on a palette of pale petals and foliage that really stands out at night. Try cleome, fragrant nicotiana (flowering tobacco), ‘White Wave’ petunias, angels’ trumpets, and sweet alyssum, night blooming jasmine, and moon flowers.
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Once you start shopping for flowers for a moon-garden, you’ll discover there are many shades of white. Look for blossoms that are icy-white, eggshell, ivory, cream, vanilla or pearl.
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We can further break down this category by focusing on the season of bloom for the typical northern landscape. The early bloomers will light up your yard in early-to-mid spring, after which they pass the baton to the mid-season bloomers. The latter can be supplemented with annuals. You'll have to wait till late summer for the late bloomers, but they're welcome reinforcements who will grant your moon garden a “second wind” when they do arrive.
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Examples For YouPutting it all together This garden features white flowers and silver foliage. An espaliered apple tree sits in the center of the white border surrounded by the roses: Marie Bugnet, Lac Majeu, Kakwa, and Polar Star. The perennials include campanulas, delphiniums, lilies, lupines, verbascums and late blooming phlox. Inter-planted among the perennials are lavatera, hesperis, foxgloves, nicotiana, and stocks. This selection of plants provides color and fragrance from June through September.Click image for larger view Ths garden is done mostly in white and the air is made wonderfully sweet with the aromas of heliotrope, tuberoses and verbenas. Many of the white flowers bloom in the late afternoon or evening and their fragrance hangs in the night air.Click image for larger view
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Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo hgtv105 I like the article but you didn’t give the names of the flowers you used in the first flower pot. I know that one of them is a petunia. Please give the names of the other flowers. And by-the-way, I love Moon Flowers too. Like May 28, 2013 at 1:03PM
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hgtv105 I like the article but you didn’t give the names of the flowers you used in the first flower pot. I know that one of them is a petunia. Please give the names of the other flowers. And by-the-way, I love Moon Flowers too. Like May 28, 2013 at 1:03PM
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So-called “moon gardens” are landscapes so designed as to make it possible for you to enjoy them at night, even without flooding your backyard with tons of artificial light. They will show up better on nights with lunar lighting, but the best designs will be enjoyable even in the absence of moonlight since they will contain fragrant flowers that you can appreciate with your nose.
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There is something quite magical about a garden at night. To truly appreciate it, you have to sit down and let the worries of the day fade for at least 10 minutes until your eyes adjust to the dark. Light colors and white take on a new glow, and many blooms appear to float because the green stems and leaves fade into the darkness. What¿s more, the lighter colors of variegated plants become more pronounced in the evening.
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This garden features white flowers and silver foliage. An espaliered apple tree sits in the center of the white border surrounded by the roses: Marie Bugnet, Lac Majeu, Kakwa, and Polar Star. The perennials include campanulas, delphiniums, lilies, lupines, verbascums and late blooming phlox. Inter-planted among the perennials are lavatera, hesperis, foxgloves, nicotiana, and stocks. This selection of plants provides color and fragrance from June through September.
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Besides flowers and foliage, use garden accessories to add some sparkle to your garden. A mirrored gazing ball on a pedestal shimmers with reflected light, while Tiki torches can brighten a sitting area or trail. String tiny white lights (the star-shaped ones are especially nice) from branches, or hang battery-powered paper lanterns. Solar-powered lamps will illuminate a walkway after the sun goes down.
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