Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Moon Garden

In case you aren't familiar with a moon garden let me explain. It is a flower bed that incorporates all white (some people also add yellow and soft pink) flowers that are lovely to look at in the moonlight. I like to use mine as a sort of outdoor alter as well. A place to enjoy the moon light.

My moon garden is fairly small and I use only white flowers. We've made some wonderful improvements to it in the last few days as well. I try to use mainly perennials, but with so few white ones available I use annuals to fill in from year to year. I add new perennials each year and replace anything that is missing. This year was sort of a start over after having a couple of years where the weeds got the best of me.
Moon Garden
We added the lattice just the other day. I plan on growing white clematis on it next year, but for this year it has a few annual vines. Not sure they will get large, but it is something to grow there. The lattice also helps keep our patio a bit more private from the neighbors that only have a chain link fence between us. I can't wait for it to be full of clematis! You can also see my Lady of the Lake bird bath, a tribute to the Goddess. I also have a sitting fairy a friend gave me, my stainless steel gazing globe, and a fairy house my Mom gave me. Thinks look fairly newly planted, but later in the season it should be gorgeous.
Moon Garden Side

Fairies Welcome
I had to show a close up of the fairy house. My Mom gave it to me for my Birthday last year and I finally got to put it in it's place.



2 comments:

kittykill said...

It's looking great!

Knickertwist said...

Lovley! I want one too now :) Check out the load of night-blooming flowers here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Night-blooming_plants