Friday, May 1, 2015
Creating a Moon Garden, it's tranquil, it's peaceful, and very pagan.
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. - Jean Ingelow
The grounds are quiet. The night is dark, but it doesn't mean that you cannot find your way. Many night blooming plants are white, and give a luminous appearance in the moonlight to keep you company, and their fragrance's can be amazing.
Moon Garden: Just the mention of it creates a feeling of peace. The garden, at night, is a very tranquil, even magical place, and there is no reason that you cannot enjoy it. All you need is "a little help from your friends", and in this case it comes from those who, like yourself, love the light of the moon. White flowers and light-colored foliage reflect the moonlight. If you have thought about having a moon garden, it is not as difficult as you might think. You need only to give a little thought of where you want to go at night, and what you would like to see, and presto, a beautiful and fragrant backdrop for your moonlight rituals of the summer.
Consider planting the following in and about your Moon Garden:
- Dahlia 'Small World'
- White Straw-flower
- White Trumpets Nicotiana
- White Poppy 'White Linen'
- Formosa Lily White Trumpet
- Variegated Euphorbia
- White Datura
- White Lace Plant Plant Khella
- Baby's Breath
- White Bride's Feathers Aruncus
- Royal Wedding Hosta
- Ribbon Grass
- Lamium 'White Nancy'
- White Hydrangea
- Heuchera Venus
Having a place to sit, and contemplate is also important. A bench, chair, or even a strategically placed log is a must for enjoying your Moon Garden. You may even be surprised at how much you begin to enjoy getting back outside, and being one with the night, and with nature, and I am sure that there is probably a health benefit in there somewhere as well.
If you only have a balcony, you need not miss out on the fun. Container gardening, and a few statues, and solar lights will certainly allow you to join in on the fun.
Don't forget to let me know how you have achieved your perfect, restful space. As well as, how much better it makes you feel. Just remember to choose your scared spaces for privacy and beauty in the moonlight. Two of the most important things in a moon garden are ,a unobstructed view of the moon, and a place to be comfortable enough to sit.