I woke up this morning with visions of moon gardens in my head. Although I've never grown one myself, the thought of fragrant flowers shimmering in the moonlight appeals to me.
My biggest stumbling block to creating a moon garden is that the area of my backyard where I enjoy sitting in the evening to stargaze doesn't get a lot of light from the moon - even when it's full - because it's path is blocked by my house. The front of my house is lighted by a streetlight, which leaves me with little room for a moon garden.
However, I do have a small nook that receives the light of the moon as it rises in the night sky, which might make a delightful little moon garden. I'm thinking big pots of sweet alyssum, moon flowers, Shasta daises and maybe a potted night blooming jasmine or gardenia.
If you'd like to try a moon garden, there are a few things to keep in mind.
For more detailed information about designing a moon garden see my article Moon Gardens: Designing and Planting.
Until next time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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