Moon Gardens: How to Plant One for a Dazzling Night Display

It's easy to plant an out-of-this-world moon garden. This is what you should do! If you are a gardener with a green thumb, you likely have flowering plants throughout your garden.

And while brightly colored flowers are certainly the norm for gardening, lunar gardens totally change that color palette.

This trend emphasizes pale flowers and silver foliage to create a perfect space for great evening entertainment. Sounds interesting, right? keep reading the details of what you need to plant a moon garden in your own backyard.

What is a moon garden?

It is a garden planted to enjoy it under the moonlight. It is also intended to attract all kinds of nocturnal pollinators.

To plant a stunning moon garden, look for plants with white or pale flowers that open at night to release a delicious fragrance.

Vegetation in a moon garden generally includes plants with shapes or textures that capture light. Together, the color, fragrance, and textures create a magical sight at night.

Learn how to plant a moon garden

When designing moon gardens, you will first need to select a suitable location. Moon garden designs can be a large, elaborate garden or just a small flower bed, but either way, you'll want to select a spot that is easily accessible at night.

Moon gardens are often placed near a deck, patio, porch, or large window, where the sights, sounds, and smells of the garden can be easily appreciated.

It is also very important that you select a place where the plants are actually exposed to the moonlight or artificial light so that it does not look like a dark garden patch.

This could mean spending a few nights tracking the moonlight in your garden, during the hours when you are likely to spend the most time in your lunar garden.

Pay attention not only to where the moonlight floods your garden, but also how it casts shadows. Uniquely shaped plant tones can also add to the appeal of the moon garden.

As with any garden design, lunar garden designs can include trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials, and annuals.

However, don't be afraid to add other items to the garden, such as reflective-looking balls, glow-in-the-dark flower pots, string lights, and spotlights in plant displays or another garden lighting.

White stones can also be used in flower beds or hallways to illuminate them in the dark. A dripping water feature or a pond full of croaking bullfrogs near the moon garden can also add soothing sounds.

The best plants for a moon garden

To create a spectacular moon garden, look for plants with pale or silver foliage. Dusty mill, silver sage, and lamb's ear are great options.

You'll also want fragrant flowers that bloom at night. You can incorporate other flowers such as gardenia, nicotiana, evening primrose, and hydrangeas, all in a beautiful pure white. Here are more suggested plants for your moon garden:

  • Moonflower
  • Nicotiana
  • Brugmansia
  • Mock orange
  • Petunias
  • Night-blooming jasmine 
  • Cleome
  • Sweet autumn clematis

We hope you enjoy this video about white blooming annuals for a moon garden:

Source: Garden Answer

Did you find this post Useful or Inspiring? Save THIS PIN to your GARDENING Board on Pinterest! :sonrojo:

Once again, thank you for visiting our website!

We hope you've enjoyed exploring the content we've created for you.

Give yourself the chance to learn, get inspired, and have even more fun, keep browsing...

You may also like 👇🏼👇🏼

Go up

This site uses cookies: Read More!