Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Moon Garden

Some people plant moon gardens. The idea is to grow plants with leaves and flowers of white, silvery and gray that will catch the moonlight - and look white and "lunar" white even in daylight or electric illumination.

Popular spring plants for a moon garden:
  • Daffodil (Narcissus) ‘Mount Hood’, ‘Cheerfulness,’ or ‘Stainless’
  • Tulip ‘String of Pearls’, ‘Maureen,’ or ‘Mount Tacoma’
  • Hyacinth ‘White Pearl’ or ‘Carnegie’
  • Bleeding Hearts ‘Alba’
  • Candytuft
  • Lilies of the Valley
  • Sweet alyssum
  • white snapdragons, 
  • some iris, delphiniums, lupines, crocuses and snowdrops.

To keep going into summer:
  • Coneflower ‘White Swan’
  • Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ or ‘White Swan’
  • Butterfly bush ‘White Profusion’
  • Moonflowers (Ipomoea alba)
  • ‘Alba’ four o’clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)
  • White flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata)
  • ‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental lilies
  • Rose ‘Iceberg’, ‘Lace Cascade’,‘Sally Holmes Antique Climbing’ or ‘Lady Banks White’

Late Summer/ Fall Flowers:
  • Clematis ‘Sweet Autumn’
  • Dahlias ‘White Perfection’ ‘Eternal Snow’ and ‘Playa Blanca’

White Gardens - How to Make a Stunning Moon Garden

The Twilight Garden: Creating a Garden That Entrances by Day and Comes Alive at Night

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