Gardeners who look forward to enjoying their landscapes on hot summer evenings should consider creating a lunar garden that will extend the experience until late at night.
“Moonlight gardens have been around for centuries,” says Mary Fisher, a professor of horticulture at the University of Illinois Extension, who serves clay, Efingham, Fitness and Jasper counties. “There is something about the beautiful garden that was lit up by the moonlight.”
Creating a lunar orchard garden is not difficult if the designer is careful to focus on certain areas, Fischer said.
First, determine where the moonlight normally falls, and consider existing objects or plants that will take up space. With these shadows, you can block moonlight. Think about views from the inside, and how to get views from the inside.
Install low-intensity artificial light. Hardware stores and home centers offer cheap lighting equipment, and solar panels can provide hidden light for certain gardens. Reflective objects, such as mirrors, increase awareness of the environment and its spaciousness.
Take a look at the water feature that gives you a relaxing sound and also a bright light. Fragrant herbs add beauty and love, a garden that has been recognized for centuries. Archaeologists have uncovered a ruined garden in the center of the Taj, with white flowers blooming at night.
“Think of plants that reflect or reflect light in the moonlight or in hidden light,” says Fischer. “Be sure to include plants that have light or white flowers and light or silver-gray leaves. Add persistent green plants as they give structure to the garden during the winter and are clearly distinguished from white flowers and colorful foliage.
White-flowered annual species include aging, begonia, cosmos, daisy, diantus, impatience, marigolds, pansies, spider mites, violets and zinc. Annual white-scented alyssum, petunias, night flax, stock and flower tobacco.
White, light-colored species include Esther, bell flowers, bugs, candy, dahlias, shasta daisies, sunflowers, foxes, foxes, irises, mothers, peonies, vibrating flowers and violets. White-scented plants may include peonies and roses.
“Designers should look for white-flowered trees and shrubs, and include light bulbs such as crooks, daffodils, hyenas, flowers, snowflakes and tulips,” Fischer said. “And remember the vine that beareth fruit, and the vine that bringeth forth fruit, and the vine that bringeth forth fruit.