Saturday, August 26, 2006

Moon Garden Plant and Flower Ideas

More Moon Garden Ideas

For your Moon garden you will need to buy or trade for a combination of seeds, bare root plants, bulbs and potted trees and plants. Usually in this type of Garden placing bulbs in groups of 4 or 5 work extremely well. Be sure and consider at least 1 variety of rose, not only adding beauty but fragrance. If you are going to include climbing vines in your landscape you may want to set up your vine support or trellis before planting. Moonflowers and morning glories can climb over eight feet high. Mixed together, these two climbers can give you beautiful blooms both day and night.

One of the most fragrant plants in my garden is the Asiatic Lily. I will be sharing photos of some of our moon garden inhabitants. The fragrance of this lily is unmistakable, and draws you further into the garden to find out which plant is in bloom. Many times, I have smelled the sweet scent of the flower before I knew it was blooming...

-Now is the time for you to choose your centerpiece.
If you are making a water centerpiece plan your electrical source now
That way you won't have to worry about disturbing the roots of your newly planted specimens.

-Place your border plants keeping in mind you want to make sure the plants you choose will not grow too large and block your inside plants. In my opinion some of the most beautiful border plants are herbs and ornamental cabbages.
-One of the last things you will want to do is finalize placement of the path and mulching materials.

The Garden