There’s something indescribably magical about a garden that illuminates under the delicate glow of the moon. This mystical arena, known as a moon garden, is adorned with blooms and foliage that either open or glow during nighttime, offering an enthralling experience of nature’s nocturnal ballet. These gardens are a treasure trove for those who seek a unique connection with the night.
McAdam Garden Center, famed for its rich selection of plants, is your gateway to crafting this bewitching space. And for those wondering about availability – our summer assortment is still vast and varied, waiting for your exploration!
Step 1: Positioning Your Moon Garden
Locate a segment of your yard that’s within arm’s reach and provides a clear view from your beloved evening resting spot. This spot should ideally capture the gentle beams of the moon and, if possible, be protected from gusty winds. Adjust the garden’s dimension to the space and vision you hold.
Step 2: Selecting The Right Plants
At the core of a moon garden are plants with pastel blooms that resonate with the silver glow of moonlight. Those with silvery or gray leaves also complement this lunar theme. Here’s a list of some standout choices from McAdam Garden Center:
- Moonflower (Ipomoea alba): As nightfall approaches, this plant flaunts its lavish white petals.
- Night-Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum): An olfactory delight, this plant releases its perfume in the dark.
- Dusty Miller (Centaurea cineraria): Esteemed for its silver foliage, it adds a shimmering touch to the garden.
- Evening Primrose (Oenothera): With its white or golden blossoms, it’s a true nocturnal gem.
- Night Phlox (Zaluzianskya ovata): Often referred to as “Midnight Candy”, it exudes an aromatic allure as night approaches.
- White Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea ‘Alba’): A perennial marvel, showcasing ethereal white blooms and reflective leaves.
Step 3: Infusing Additional Features
To augment the charm of your moon garden, weave in supplementary features. Ponder over tranquil water installations like a fountain or a pond, mirroring the moon’s brilliance. Decorative adornments such as moonlit statues or glistening orbs can accent the garden’s mystique.
Step 4: Doting Over Your Garden
A moon garden, though magical, needs love and care. From watering schedules to periodic fertilization, and occasional trimming, be attentive. And whenever you’re in need of advice or tools, McAdam Garden Center stands ready to guide.
Step 5: Basking in the Garden’s Glory
Once your garden is in full bloom, it’s time to enjoy its enchantment. As the summer evening air envelops you, stroll amidst the luminous flora, revel in their scents, and let the night sing its lullaby. A mesmerizing experience awaits you with each dusk.
Building a moon garden adds a sliver of the celestial right in your backyard. With the expert offerings and wide range of plants at McAdam Garden Center, your journey to creating this serene nighttime haven becomes an enthralling adventure. So, why wait? Step into the world of moon gardens and let every night be a magical escape.