Try a moon garden to enjoy the cooler evening hours
Story by Jennifer Williams
Moon gardens are becoming more popular in the gardening world. Gardeners are looking at new ways to enjoy their landscapes, and in the South, our hot summer temperatures may make it hard to sit outside and enjoy the view during the day.
There really isn’t too much to worry about in planning your garden – the color of choice is white. White flowers, white variegated leaves, white, white, white. Coming in a close second is silver – any plant with silvery foliage will add some great contrast and brightness to the evening moon garden.
Some of my favorite white flowers are included in this plan, but reach for the moon in your planning. If you don’t want to worry about picking up the fruit of a crabapple consider a crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia) to add height. Clematis is a wonderful flowering vine that comes in a large variety of sizes and flower types, making it a wonderful perennial choice for your garden. Adding brightly colored pots filled with a variety of white flowers, variegated grasses, and trailing vines will add a brightness to the space, both day and night! Don’t overthink this garden plan, the goal is to light up the night and then sit back and enjoy.