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Moon Garden 2017

With the long summer evenings coming, We all try a spend more time out doors, relaxing in the Calming environment of our Gardens. One of the most romantic garden beds is a moon garden. This is becoming a very popular style as your garden bed rewards you at the night, when you are at home the most. Moon gardening  is a great way to enjoy white or light-colored, night blooming plants, in addition to those that release their intoxicating aromas in the evening. Design a Moon garden and the White Blooms and silver Foliage will reflect the Moonlight or Soft Lightening and  Solar Lights

 
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Design Tips 
1. To create you Moon Garden, first choose the location. ensure it is a position that you and your visitors will enjoy while also reflecting the moon or uplight it with Solar Lights.
 2. Chose a selction of shrubs and plants that will bring a white glow to your garden through out the year. Below is an extensive list that can be included in your Moon Garden.  Consider height and tier these plants, the result will be magical as if the white blooms are floating at night. 
3. Make Use of design element such as gravel paths, arbours or Large stones
4. Consider artifical light source such as solar lights, lanterns, candles or water features
5. Install piece of art or Mirror, I love garden mirrors in the right place to reflct the moon
6. Choose the correct piece of furniture, I love this years vienna range from LG at Griffins, Ideal for your moon garden or why not paint your Graden bench white.
7. Looking for extra height or a feature, Concrete urns and pedestals filled with White fragrant plants will complete the look. 
 
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Climbers and Trees to consider :Davidia (dove tree) Silver Birch, Cornus China Girl,  Jasmine, Clematis alba , Climbing hydrangeas, Snowball tree

Shrubs that are ideal for a Moon Garden for their white flower or silver foliage
Hydrangea Lime light,    Bridal Wreath Spirea, Choisya Ternata, Daphnes,  Philadelphus. White Carpet Roses, White Astible, Convolvulus crenoum, cistus white (rock rose), corokia cotoneaster,  Standard white carpet rose underplanted with white pansy   Plant with a Mixture of white showy plants, 
Foxgloves( Height), Bleeding heart, Dianthus Memories, Cosmos, White Nicotina, White Pany, White Busy Lizzies,Llily of the valley, whie Agapathus and Aliumn, Phlox, 
 
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Silver or Varigated Foliage : Stachys byzantina (lambs ear), Cineraria, Hostas, Russian Sage, Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
White Flowering bulbs: White Trumpter Tulip, White Crocus, Snowdrops, Thalia Daffodils , white cyclamen
 Magically White Hanging Basket or containers,
 Bacopa, Surfinias, Verbena, Nepeta, white Ivy Geraniums, Trailing Geraniums, Dichondra Silver falls 
 
So Fall in love with your garden and create your own moon garden, If you would like adice bring photos into to our design team at Griffins and we will help create your moon Garden
 
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