If you are the type of person, that gets home late and don’t have time to do gardening, consider doing a moon garden. It is a great way to get outside on cool evenings and develop something a bit special. You can begin planning for next year right now. This article will give you some tips for planning and using your moon garden.
If you have family members that are interested, that is a good beginning. As a group, you can get more things accomplished and with good ideas.
Moon gardens are set up to be worked and displayed at night. Individuals, that work hard during the day, rush home and attend to other chores. They don’t get an opportunity to garden. A moon garden lets you do this, after your regular day is finished. It offers an opportunity to do something different from a normal garden. You can use night lights, walkways, benches, gates and fences to highlight your moon garden. Design your garden now and then do your planting next year.
This is were friends and family members come in handy. If they are in the same situation as you are, the opportunity to add to your moon garden might be what they are looking for. This is a new idea for them to try. Instead of working in the heat of the day, it provides fellowship after a hard day of work. It is different from your average garden.
When it is dark, all of our senses are heightened. It is important to take advantage of those senses with your moon garden. Choose the right plants that smell good. Also, consider the ambiance for your garden. Sound effects could be heightened by a rushing fountain or a small waterfall. Plants with a certain texture can add to the sense of feel. Toss in a few fruit plants and you have taste covered.
Here is a list of plants that make a moon garden stand out. Zinnia (Polar bear), Petunia, White Pansy, Shasta Daisy, Star Magnolia, Dusty Miller, Peony, Silver Eucalyptus, Tube-roses and Angel’s Trumpet. Each of these can accent your moon garden in various ways. The great thing is that they look good in the moonlight. Strategically placed lighting can bring out the best in these plants on a moonless night.
Many people, that do not have the time during the day, enjoy working in the evening hours outside in a garden. Once, the garden is complete, they enjoy using it to entertain friends or for just enjoying the evening themselves.
Benches placed along sidewalks or pathways offer an individual a chance to sit in the evening hours, relax and enjoy their moon garden.
sources; Amy Burger, www.stltoday.com