Imagine this: As the sun takes its leave and twilight emerges, you’re surrounded by flowers that glitter and gleam in the moon’s tender embrace. Such is the allure of a moon garden – a sanctuary filled with plants that bloom, shimmer, and release their fragrances in the nighttime. A haven that adds a touch of magic to your evening outdoor rendezvous.
Donaldson’s Greenhouse, known for its eclectic variety of plants, offers a world of options to set you on the path of creating this mystical space. And here’s the cherry on top – our inventory remains rich and varied for your summer planting desires!
Step 1: Mapping Out Your Moon Garden
Identify a corner of your yard that’s both within easy reach and offers a clear view from your favorite evening relaxation spot. Ideally, this section should be graced by the moon’s light and shielded, to some extent, from strong winds. Adapt the size of the garden to your available space and personal aesthetic.
Step 2: The Art of Plant Selection
In the realm of a moon garden, the focus is on plants with white or soft-colored blooms that mirror the ethereal glow of the moonlight. Silver or gray foliage adds another dimension to this moonlit tableau. Here are some stellar choices from Donaldson’s Greenhouse:
- Moonflower (Ipomoea alba): As night beckons, this plant reveals its magnificent white blossoms.
- Night-Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum): Greet the evening with the intoxicating scent of this plant’s blooms.
- Dusty Miller (Centaurea cineraria): A favorite for its silver leaves that seem to sparkle under the moon.
- Evening Primrose (Oenothera): With blooms in shades of white or yellow, this plant is a dusk-till-dawn star.
- Night Phlox (Zaluzianskya ovata): Aptly termed “Midnight Candy,” its blooms release a sweet fragrance as darkness settles.
- White Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea ‘Alba’): A perennial beauty with subtle white blooms and pale, luminescent leaves.
Step 3: Adding Complementary Features
Further enhance your moon garden’s ambiance by introducing some additional elements. Think of water features like a serene fountain or a reflecting pond, capturing the moon’s reflection. Other decorative inclusions, such as pale statues or shimmering gazing balls, can accentuate the garden’s moonlit beauty.
Step 4: Tender Care
Like any cherished space, your moon garden requires nurturing. Ensure regular watering, timely fertilization, and occasional pruning to keep it flourishing. Whenever in doubt or in need of supplies, Donaldson’s Greenhouse is your go-to destination.
Step 5: Savor the Moonlit Splendor
Having poured in your efforts, it’s now time to relish the reward. On a balmy summer evening, let your senses roam free in your moon garden. Marvel at the flowers’ glow, breathe in the unique nocturnal scents, and tune in to the nighttime melodies. It’s an unparalleled experience awaiting you night after night.
Crafting a moon garden infuses a touch of nocturnal enchantment right in your backyard. With the insights and extensive plant collection at Donaldson’s Greenhouse, the path to creating this moonlit haven becomes both delightful and simple. Embark on this enchanting endeavor today and bask in the serene glow of your very own moon garden as many nights as your heart desires.