By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
A breast cancer healing moon garden is a place to relax, see and smell the sweet fragrance of night-blooming flowers. Moon gardens are great for evening meditation and relaxation usually on a comfortable bench or porch swing. Enjoy the sounds of nature that are amplified when darkness is all around you. Creating your own moon garden is simple. Start by adding plants that have white and light-colored blossoms that glow in the moonlight. Include plants that have flowers that only open at night to exude their wonderful fragrance. Also add a few garden accessories that illuminate when the sun goes down. Here are some suggestions with tutorials for you to try!
Plants That Look Radiant At Night:
Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis. It has nice yellow flowers, which open late in the evening, close early next morning and then wilt. New flowers open every evening. A few more ideas for radiant night plants include lamb’s ears, sombreuil roses, artemisia, maiden grass, gayfeather and abelia.
Plants That Bloom At Night:
Moon flower, Ipomoea alba. The spiraled flower buds flirt with you during the day as you anticipate the night show. The large 6 inch wide white flowers start to unfold about dusk. It can be used over arbors and onto large trellises. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an annual.
Plants That Delight The Nose At Dusk:
Jasmine blooms at night and the smell heavenly in moonlight. Since this plant so enhances evenings in the garden, grow them wherever you spend time outdoors after sunset. Additional plants that offer evening fragrances are flowering tobacco, sweet autumn clematis and summersweet.
You have to love the mystery of the moon gate. Such an unusual way to enter your garden, surely a magical place must lie beyond. Here is an amazing idea of how to recycle an old trampoline frame into a moon garden gate by Jeans Muse .
Illuminating A Moon Garden
Even on cloudy or moonless nights, you can enjoy after-six gardens by using path lights, lanterns, or strings of twinkle lights to help illuminate the pale plant colors. Keep the light soft and diffused to mimic the moon’s subtle glow. The Art Of Doing Stuff offers a tutorial on glowing garden orbs.
Moon gardens are amazingly relaxing! Include a spot for a chair or bench so you can recline comfortably and enjoy the healing benefits in the unexpected loveliness all around you.
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