You’ve heard of a 4 season garden, but what about a Moon garden?

What is a moon garden?  We often focus on what we see during the daylight hours, but as I often say there aren’t enough hours in the day.  After a long day of hard work and getting the kids to bed there is little time left to catch the sunlit garden.  So why not create a “Moon” garden.  This is a garden filled with white blooming plants, variegated plants, fragrant plants and night blooming plants.  These types of plants will glow in the moonlight! Even if you don’t want an “all white” garden, why not incorporate a few of these plants to get some late night pop on a moonlit night.

White blooming plants:
Anemone sylvestris (early spring)
Anemone Wild Swan (summer)
Anemone Honorine Jobert (fall)
Dicentra Alba (spring)
Echinacea Pow Wow White (summer to fall)
Leucanthemum Becky (summer to fall)
Liatris Alba (summer)
Phlox David (summer)

Variegated Plants:
Cornus kousa Wolf Eyes
Cornus sericea variegated
Weigela My Monet

Yellow and Silver Leaved Plants:
Hakonechloa All Gold
Heuchera Citronelle
Weigela Briant Rubidor
Stachys bizantina
Artemisia spp.

Fragrant Plants:
Paeonia
Syringa spp.
Viburnum juddi/carlesii (fragrant Viburnums)
Wisteria floribunda

Night Blooming Plants:
Nicotiana slvestris (annual in zone 5)
Oenothera spp.
Trumpet Flower (annual in zone 5)

So get your garden planted, pull up a chair and enjoy your garden morning, noon and night.


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