Sunday, July 17, 2011

Magical Moon Garden

I love this idea for a garden, I have a magic garden that is sort of along these lines, but would like to have a magic garden that is both yin and yang in nature, dark & light flowers.


Magical Moon Garden

What could be more -enchanted- than to cultivate
your own Moon Garden. Honoring the -Silver- Goddess
in all her glory with a fragrant & luminous evening
garden. A wonderful offering which you will benefit
from as well.

Many night-blooming flowers are white and rely on
strong fragrance, rather than bright colors, to
attract insects.

Plant night-bloomers near a bedroom window, where
the breeze can carry the fragrance indoors right
into your dreams.

Plant some in a circle to mimic the Moon, they look
terrific alongside silver-foliaged Lambs ears and
Artemisia.
Illuminated only by moonlight, pale flowers and
foliage add a dreamy, ethereal feeling. You don't
need to have a big space, potted plants work too,
just remember to add a trellis or place where
plants can grow onto, as, unless they feel secure
they will not bloom.

You can save and dry flowers to use in Amulets,
Talismans or -dress- a Moon candle. Add fresh
flowers to a -special- oil you have fashioned on
the Full Moon or to water for magical workings.

Press flowers and leaves into a -Book of Shadows-
or make magical bookmarks for special journals.
Following a Moon planting calendar will add a
magical touch and keep you in the flow of her
cycles.

You can place Moonstones and or Crystals in the
dirt of these -pale- beauties to energize them
for meditations and spells.

Don't forget when you take from a plant, to ask
it's permission and give thanks, an offering of
water of food (plant) is a perfect -Thank you-.

Try these night-bloomers in your Moon Garden:

Angels trumpet (Datura innoxia)-
This annual has giant, trumpet-shaped, white
flowers. You may need to discipline this
rambunctious plant to keep it in line.

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)-
Related to morning glory, this annual may climb
to 10 feet. Tightly closed by day, its white
flowers unfurl at dusk to release a lemony aroma.

Four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa) -
In late afternoon, this annual's flowers pop
open in often-speckled shades of red, yellow,
white or rose. It grows bush-like to 3 feet.

Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) -
Flowers of this spiky perennial are open all
day, but at night the droopy blossoms lift and
release a soapy smell. Hardy in zones 4 to 9.

Evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa 'Pink Petticoats')-
This fast spreading perennial is hardy in zones
5 to 9, and its pale flowers release a sweet
scent in the evening.

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