Moonbeams and Garden Dreams 2

21 Jul

The metaphorical seed for a Moon garden was planted when reading Mary Francis’ article in the Indianapolis Star June 9, 2001.  The garden manifested in 2005.  It was designed and installed by Avon Gardens.  The entrance to the patio is from the master bedroom.  The golden quartz flagstone had the surprise quality of reflecting moonlight.  The plantings on the perimeter are all white.  Tulips, iris, perennial geraniums, lilies, White Swan coneflower, crab apple, …..

White Swan Coneflower

“One of the best things about moon gardens is that they lure us out at night to enjoy the fragrance of flowers that might be missed during the day.  When it’s 8 p.m. and the sun’s going down, the fragrances come up.  You miss them during the day.  There are rich aromas at night, Booher said, adding that sometimes strong sunlight can burn off the fragrance or winds during the day can carry away the scents.”

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

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