I’m always dreaming of an enchanting moon garden with bright white flowers, silvery and variegated foliage. Sweet floral fragrance will be filling the air. I have the perfect spot in the garden to do this – right outside the bedroom. Because I have large windows and glass door, I can easily view the garden.
Scent in the Air
In my mind I will be planting beautiful white flowers such as white iceberg roses (zone 5-9) for its citrusy, sweet scent. This disease-resistant rose has glossy leaves and abundant blooms. Next, I would love to have white narcissus (zone 8-11) tucked in between the perennials. With that, gorgeous white gardenias (zone 6) will add more intoxicating fragrance.
Then for climbing the fence, star jasmine (zone 7-8) will be perfect, or honeysuckle (zone 4, 6). Both of these plants provide fragrant blooms from spring to fall. From my window, I can enjoy the sweet scent morning and night.
For impact, perennials like Summer Sky or Albus Lily of the Nile (agapanthus – zone 8-10) will be like fireworks with its loose globes of flowers. Then in the back where there is part shade, white hydrangea (zone 4-9) would be lovely with its big, pompom-like flowers. Also, I can’t forget sweet alyssum (7-11) to hug the ground.
And who wouldn’t love dainty white cape daisies (zone 3-10)? Butterflies love these flat-petaled beauties.
For texture and color, grasses like variegated lily turf (zone 4-10) will brighten the night sky with its attractive foliage. In addition, hosta Patriot (zone 3-9) also has the green and white leaves and flowers on long spikes. Then for graceful movement, you can’t beat Mexican grass (zone 6-10) with its fine, silky fronds.
From spring to fall, the silvery colored leaves of an artichoke (zone 7-11) will not fade. Also for added texture, I will go with dusty miller (zone 8-10) or sage (zone 5-9) which has felt-like leaves.
Sit and Relax
Of course a moon garden won’t be complete without a place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Adding a comfortable garden bench or cushioned chair on a quiet corner for me and my visitors is essential.
So with all of these beautiful ideas for a moon garden, I can’t wait to begin. Although it’s a lot of work, I’m sure it will be quite magical.