“By the light of the silvery moon…” is the topic of this month’s landscape design blog post.
Moon gardens are an especially nice kind of garden to have within the greater landscape because of year-round interest and a whole new perspective on the outdoor environment for homeowners and visitors alike.
A moon garden uses primarily white and silver hued plants. When the moon shines on them, they appear to light up, some even glow.
Request a moon garden in your next landscape renovation and enjoy it by moonlight. You will appreciate the quiet and calm and find yourself very much in the present.
Most importantly, moon gardens extend enjoyment and entertainment in your own outdoors. It’s a good place to relax and slow down in a gorgeous environment without distraction.
Tips for creating a moon garden:
- Get a professional design – your soil, watering, and location all matter in choosing the best plants to achieve the full intention of this style of garden. Outdoor Craftsmen will know the right plants for the job and create a design for it.
- Four-season planting – request your moon garden have elements in it that ‘shine’ in the different seasons of the year to keep the garden interesting and pleasant to be in at any time.
- Some white blooming plants become more fragrant at night – ask for some of these to be added to the design. Your garden will not only light up, but it will smell divine too. Think white roses or a border of sweet alyssum.
- Enjoy your moon garden by throwing a yearly party during the full moon. Your guests may even spot a luna moth or two.