I like my night skies during Halloween season to be lit by an orange harvest moon and animated by darting bats. But gardeners can put spring and summer moons to good use, too. I'm talking about the phenomenon known as "moon gardens."
Moon gardens focus primarily on the use of white flowers. The idea is that, because white shows up well even with minimal light, a landscape planted with white flowers can be enjoyed on moonlit nights. As a bonus, many white flowers are fragrant, meaning you'll be able to enjoy their aromas as you stroll through your moon garden even on moonless nights.
But that's just the beginning: besides white flowers and fragrant plants, I discuss two other components of moon gardens in this article and offer examples from each of the four categories. I also group the examples of white flowers according to time of bloom (early-bloomers, late-bloomers and those that bloom in between). Follow the links provided to access information on the growing requirements for the moon-garden plants covered.
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