The Art of Darkness

Plant a Moon Garden

April 14th, 2011 by Cobwebs

Spring is slowly sidling into view here in Northern VA,* which means that soon it will be possible to stay out after dark without risking frostbite. Now’s the time to start thinking about creating a garden to enjoy when the sun goes down.

Even if you don’t have the space (or ambition) to devote a large garden to midnight strolls, many of these plants do well in pots. Choose a few for their color or fragrance and use them to turn the corner of a balcony into a moonlight retreat. Some of the smaller ones would also be lovely in a window box.

White flowers and silvery foliage are good choices for an evening garden, since they stand out in low light. There are also many plants which bloom at night, adding wonderful fragrance. Depending upon your region and light availability, consider some of these:

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Unhallowed Ground | 4 Comments »