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Glow in the Dark: Mastering Moon Garden Design

Step into the celestial realm of moon garden design, where nature's nocturnal beauty comes alive. With an array of enchanting moon garden flowers, this nocturnal oasis casts a spell on any garden enthusiast.

Discover inspiring moon garden ideas and explore light design that plays a role in illuminating this mesmerizing landscape.

Embracing Moon Gardening

If you enjoy your gardens and outdoor rooms at night, you’re in for an extra treat when you include a moon garden.

What is a moon garden?

A moon garden features white and silver plants that brighten the night sky. Think moon flowers, white garden phlox, white feather hostas, lambs ear, and Russian sage. All give this ethereal feel as you walk along your nocturnal flowerbeds.

The RealSimple.com article, “Moon Gardens Are the Dreamiest Plant Trend—Here’s How to Create One,” mentioned picking colors reflecting moonlight and the gradual darkening at dusk.


The article mentioned planting for continuous color, starting with white tulips, snowdrops, white daffodils, and other white spring bloomers to get the show started.

Then, moving toward other white and silver blooming varieties as the season progresses through summer and fall with white calla lilies, white night-flowering jasmine, dusty miller, and Russian sage. Enjoy your fall moonlit garden with white pansies, mums, violets, and alyssum, and decorate with white pumpkins.

Selecting the Perfect Plants

Fortunately, you can put many perennials, biennials, and annuals in your moon garden for their white and silver hues and light fragrances.

You’ll notice in the following list that some plants have other cosmic colors, such as China blue, adding to a moon garden’s essence. Consider adding these moon garden plants:
  • Artemisia
  • August Beauty Gardenia
  • Blue fescue
  • Dianthus
  • Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’
  • Dusty Miller
  • Lavender
  • Moondance floribunda rose
  • Blue Chinese Wisteria
  • White Bottlebrush
  • White Swan Clary Sage
  • ‘Rapido White’ Bellflower
  • White Chiffon Rose of Sharon
  • Baptisia Lunar Eclipse
  • Sedum
  • Summer Snowflake Viburnum
  • Pale Evening Primrose
  • Moonrock™ Hydrangea.

Designing Your Moon Garden

When it comes to moon garden design, you’re not limited except by the size of your space. A lunar oasis doesn’t have to take up a lot of room if you live in a city. If you have lots of land, you don’t have to dedicate half your landscape to night-scaping.


FarmersAlmanac.com suggests planting white and silver plants in groups to make a statement reflecting the moonlight.

GardenDesign.com recommends placing your lunar garden that’s easily accessible or can be a focal point from a patio, porch, or inside your home. You should also pick a place with Adirondack chairs or a bench to stargaze while relaxing in your moon garden.

Light and shadow play essential parts in a nighttime garden to enhance the mystery. Position your celestial landscape where there’s a play of light and shadow by adding lighting design to trees or planting trees that naturally add shadows when it’s a full moon.

Don’t forget to add different elements to your nighttime garden, including
  • Landscape essentials, such as river rock. A rain garden with blue fescue, river rock, and white lilies, including White Temptation and Daylily Sunday Gloves, will create a mysterious garden at night.
  • Hardscapes, such as a patio, retaining wall, or seatwalls near a moon flowerbed, will allow you to find a comfortable spot to be alone in wonder.
  • Flagstone walkways with low lighting and curves can lead you to your lunar garden space.
  • Benches and outdoor chairs make comfortable spaces for you to meditate at sundown when the light lessens and it’s time to wind down after a busy day.
  • Light design adds ambiance and safety to your lunar garden since you’ll be outside after dark and during the new moon phase when there’s no moonlight.
  • Water features, ornamental grasses, and ponds invite relaxing sounds to your senses while you drink a glass of wine in the evening. Water features not only provide meditative sound but also feature a surface for the moon’s reflection.
  • Garden sculptures and solar lights add a sense of whimsy and interest, whether the art is in the shape of the moon with solar lights or a fountain with interesting statuary.
If you need additional inspiration, go to Pinterest and search “moon garden” for more ideas to create a celestial outdoor destination.


Moon Garden Maintenance

You maintain your moon garden the same way you would any other landscaped area. Here’s a landscape maintenance checklist to help keep your lunar garden in top shape:
  • Get your soil tested to see if it’s missing any nutrients. You also want to check the pH since some plants like more acidic or alkaline soil.
  • When you get your test results, amend the soil with compost, fertilizer, and lime or sulfur to fix the deficiencies.
  • Group plants based on their sun and watering needs. For example, garden phlox and white Joe Pye Weed need sun and part-shade. Some plants want well-draining soil, while others can stand soggy or dry ground.
  • Add mulch to regulate soil temperatures, retain moisture, and control weeds.
  • Prune trees and shrubs as needed.
  • Split perennials and bulbs in the fall.
  • Add drip irrigation and tree bubblers to keep your moon garden well-irrigated with no water waste.

How K-Rain Helps You Maintain Your Moon Garden

Ready to create a stunning moon garden for your landscape?

Elevate your celestial plant care with our K-Rain drip irrigation and bubblers. Ensure your ethereal beauties flourish for years to come. Embrace the magic of moonlit blooms —get started today by shopping at these retail stores or shop for K-Rain online.

Questions about K-Rain Irrigation Products? Let us help you!

Contact our friendly customer service team at 800-735-7246 or fill out our contact form. We're here to answer all your questions. Don't hesitate to reach out - we're always ready to lend a hand!

Sources:
CostaFarms.com, The 12 Best Silver Plants for Your Yard.
GardenDesign.com, How to Create a Magical Moon Garden.
RealSimple.com, Moon Gardens Are the Dreamiest Plant Trend—Here’s How to Create One.
Written by K-Rain
Categories:
8/15/2023
Moon Garden

Glow in the Dark: Mastering Moon Garden Design

Step into the celestial realm of moon garden design, where nature's nocturnal beauty comes alive. With an array of enchanting moon garden flowers, this nocturnal oasis casts a spell on any garden enthusiast.

Discover inspiring moon garden ideas and explore light design that plays a role in illuminating this mesmerizing landscape.

Embracing Moon Gardening

If you enjoy your gardens and outdoor rooms at night, you’re in for an extra treat when you include a moon garden.

What is a moon garden?

A moon garden features white and silver plants that brighten the night sky. Think moon flowers, white garden phlox, white feather hostas, lambs ear, and Russian sage. All give this ethereal feel as you walk along your nocturnal flowerbeds.

The RealSimple.com article, “Moon Gardens Are the Dreamiest Plant Trend—Here’s How to Create One,” mentioned picking colors reflecting moonlight and the gradual darkening at dusk.


The article mentioned planting for continuous color, starting with white tulips, snowdrops, white daffodils, and other white spring bloomers to get the show started.

Then, moving toward other white and silver blooming varieties as the season progresses through summer and fall with white calla lilies, white night-flowering jasmine, dusty miller, and Russian sage. Enjoy your fall moonlit garden with white pansies, mums, violets, and alyssum, and decorate with white pumpkins.

Selecting the Perfect Plants

Fortunately, you can put many perennials, biennials, and annuals in your moon garden for their white and silver hues and light fragrances.

You’ll notice in the following list that some plants have other cosmic colors, such as China blue, adding to a moon garden’s essence. Consider adding these moon garden plants:
  • Artemisia
  • August Beauty Gardenia
  • Blue fescue
  • Dianthus
  • Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’
  • Dusty Miller
  • Lavender
  • Moondance floribunda rose
  • Blue Chinese Wisteria
  • White Bottlebrush
  • White Swan Clary Sage
  • ‘Rapido White’ Bellflower
  • White Chiffon Rose of Sharon
  • Baptisia Lunar Eclipse
  • Sedum
  • Summer Snowflake Viburnum
  • Pale Evening Primrose
  • Moonrock™ Hydrangea.

Designing Your Moon Garden

When it comes to moon garden design, you’re not limited except by the size of your space. A lunar oasis doesn’t have to take up a lot of room if you live in a city. If you have lots of land, you don’t have to dedicate half your landscape to night-scaping.


FarmersAlmanac.com suggests planting white and silver plants in groups to make a statement reflecting the moonlight.

GardenDesign.com recommends placing your lunar garden that’s easily accessible or can be a focal point from a patio, porch, or inside your home. You should also pick a place with Adirondack chairs or a bench to stargaze while relaxing in your moon garden.

Light and shadow play essential parts in a nighttime garden to enhance the mystery. Position your celestial landscape where there’s a play of light and shadow by adding lighting design to trees or planting trees that naturally add shadows when it’s a full moon.

Don’t forget to add different elements to your nighttime garden, including
  • Landscape essentials, such as river rock. A rain garden with blue fescue, river rock, and white lilies, including White Temptation and Daylily Sunday Gloves, will create a mysterious garden at night.
  • Hardscapes, such as a patio, retaining wall, or seatwalls near a moon flowerbed, will allow you to find a comfortable spot to be alone in wonder.
  • Flagstone walkways with low lighting and curves can lead you to your lunar garden space.
  • Benches and outdoor chairs make comfortable spaces for you to meditate at sundown when the light lessens and it’s time to wind down after a busy day.
  • Light design adds ambiance and safety to your lunar garden since you’ll be outside after dark and during the new moon phase when there’s no moonlight.
  • Water features, ornamental grasses, and ponds invite relaxing sounds to your senses while you drink a glass of wine in the evening. Water features not only provide meditative sound but also feature a surface for the moon’s reflection.
  • Garden sculptures and solar lights add a sense of whimsy and interest, whether the art is in the shape of the moon with solar lights or a fountain with interesting statuary.
If you need additional inspiration, go to Pinterest and search “moon garden” for more ideas to create a celestial outdoor destination.


Moon Garden Maintenance

You maintain your moon garden the same way you would any other landscaped area. Here’s a landscape maintenance checklist to help keep your lunar garden in top shape:
  • Get your soil tested to see if it’s missing any nutrients. You also want to check the pH since some plants like more acidic or alkaline soil.
  • When you get your test results, amend the soil with compost, fertilizer, and lime or sulfur to fix the deficiencies.
  • Group plants based on their sun and watering needs. For example, garden phlox and white Joe Pye Weed need sun and part-shade. Some plants want well-draining soil, while others can stand soggy or dry ground.
  • Add mulch to regulate soil temperatures, retain moisture, and control weeds.
  • Prune trees and shrubs as needed.
  • Split perennials and bulbs in the fall.
  • Add drip irrigation and tree bubblers to keep your moon garden well-irrigated with no water waste.

How K-Rain Helps You Maintain Your Moon Garden

Ready to create a stunning moon garden for your landscape?

Elevate your celestial plant care with our K-Rain drip irrigation and bubblers. Ensure your ethereal beauties flourish for years to come. Embrace the magic of moonlit blooms —get started today by shopping at these retail stores or shop for K-Rain online.

Questions about K-Rain Irrigation Products? Let us help you!

Contact our friendly customer service team at 800-735-7246 or fill out our contact form. We're here to answer all your questions. Don't hesitate to reach out - we're always ready to lend a hand!

Sources:
CostaFarms.com, The 12 Best Silver Plants for Your Yard.
GardenDesign.com, How to Create a Magical Moon Garden.
RealSimple.com, Moon Gardens Are the Dreamiest Plant Trend—Here’s How to Create One.
Written by K-Rain
Categories:
8/15/2023
Moon Garden