all white flowering garden can be both striking in
the day and the night. Adding some color for accent is
always a good idea. These tulips will glow in the moonlight
and be fragrant. Most white flowers are summer blooming and
can be enjoyed on cool evenings. This design example would
show well as an island bed to be enjoyed on all sides.
Placing the garden so it can be viewed indoors can add to an
your preference is to have color in the landscape you can
still enjoy your garden at day's end. Night blooming
flowers and flowers with their fragrance enhanced during
a cool evening can be used to create a moon garden. The
fragrance of blossoms on an evening breeze can bring
relaxation and serenity during the twilight hours. Also,
most evening flowering plants are still in bloom in the
early morning hours.
more formal approach can be used to highlight your
garden during the evening. Lighting placed stategically in
the garden can create your own "moon" lighting. Any local
hardware could provide outdoor lighting for the garden. Be
careful when adding false lighting. The idea is to create a
natural look not an artificial one. Adding a water feature,
like a fountain or birdbath, could reflect the moon's rays
throughout the garden as well.
is a Moon Garden?