I love the idea of sitting out on my swing after dusk just sitting, contemplating, and listening to the sounds of nature while staring up at the universe.
I have always been a “stealthy” person with the uncanny ability to walk around in the dark without the assistance of a flashlight you can see from the International Space Station. (I won’t mention any names but someone on the homestead is notorious for blinding us all with his ultra high-powered spotlight!)
There are three major reasons I decided to install a white moon garden.
- I wanted to be able to see the plants in the moonlight
- Fragrance was really important to me in my plant choices
- Planting all white eliminated color choices making it easier to coordinate plants.
The weird thing is, I sometimes have difficulty finding white plants! I never used to use them much because I read somewhere that they create a visual “hole” in the garden. I’m sure that’s situational if the design isn’t executed well. I am very envious of all the glorious white hydrangeas gardeners have up north.
When I first started the moon garden, there were existing yellow thryallis bushes that I left in place. Who says a moon garden has to stay strictly white? Mine is actually white, light yellow, and lavender.
Since some of the garden is in sun but much of it is in shade, I have the luxury of incorporating both. Here I will separate the plants by sunlight preference. A couple of the plants fall into both categories.
SUN LOVING WHITE PLANTS
SHADE LOVING WHITE PLANTS
Other plants I need photos of are: banana shrub, yesterday, today and tomorrow, music note plant, and white camellia.
Don’t forget white garden structures, fountains, pots, arches, and landscape lighting!