While most gardens show their beauty during the day, some show their allure under a blanket of stars. Whether you like the mystical look or are more fond of the creatures that go bump in the night, here are some tips for your night gardening.
1. Observe the path of the moonlight.
There’s no use to having a night garden when your natural source for spotlight does not shower its silvery gleam on your plants. Plot the spots when the moon is at its brightest before breaking the ground for your garden plot.
2. Pick the right amount of fragrance.
One common characteristic among late bloomers are their fragrance. While it may turn you heady to pick each and every aromatic bloom there is, it’s better to stick to one or two notes rather than overloading your outdoors.
3. Put in the right attractants at key places where you’re most likely to view them at your leisure.
That said, if you want to attract moths, put a white sheet and a spotlight directed at it. For those little lightning bugs or fireflies, you may want to turn your outdoor lights off and lessen light pollution. It will also greatly help letting a portion of your outdoor garden go a little wild and keeping harmful pesticides off the lawn.
4. Choose foliage that shine best in the dark.
Select pale petals that glimmer under the moonlight. You may also opt for silvery foliage to achieve a mystic landscape look for your garden. Aside from foliage that shines, you may also want to explore plants whose flowers bloom at night for a grander night garden.
5. For ambient sounds of crickets and night owls hooting, provide these creatures a sanctuary.
You don’t need to turn your outdoors into an overgrown wild forest. Just plant shrubs and trees that are most welcoming to these night creatures and you’ll have an authentic soundtrack care of Mother Nature.