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Asked on Aug 19, 2012

Moon Garden ideas

JayRoberts Architects ltdLaz197389
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? I'm looking for more plants and ideas to develop a Moon Garden. I'd welcome the thoughts of other Moon Gardeners
19 answers
  • Walter Reeves
    on Aug 19, 2012

    I've been admiring the pure white flowers of my moonvine (aka moon flower vine) this week. I need to go out at dusk and spot the big moths that are attracted to it.

  • Miriam I
    on Aug 20, 2012

    How beautiful! Those silvery wings are something. Thank you for sharing.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 20, 2012

    They don't last for that long, but there is nothing like casa blanca lilies when the moon hits them. And I would certainly include white Nicotiana (Nicotiana alata).

  • Teresa D
    on Aug 20, 2012

    What is that? I thought it was a humming bird but when you zoomed in, it looked more like a bug. Is it as big as it appears on the video?

  • Roberts Architects ltd
    on Aug 20, 2012

    This is a Sphinx Moth, and its as large as a hummingbird

  • Lisa I
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Whoa it's huge!!! I've never heard of a moon garden before, what a cool idea. Moths are just as pretty as butterflies!

  • Roberts Architects ltd
    on Aug 23, 2012

    This is a Moon Flower as it uncurls before sunset, the fragrance is wonderful, especially when several open in the same evening.

  • Miriam I
    on Aug 23, 2012

    That is unbelievable!

  • TJ
    on Apr 20, 2013

    thanks for the video of the Sphinx Moth. In my mid Minnesota 4b garden, I only catch glimpses of them out of the corner of my eye. I'm also amazed at your photo of the Moon Flower uncurling. I grows these as often as I can but here they need an early start to really get good growth. The smell is heavenly!!!!

  • TJ
    on Apr 20, 2013

    Forgot to add to my post that my moon or white garden has areas of part sun to part shade. I grow a lot of native white flowered plants such as white prairie clover, bloodroot, and trillium. The plant that gets the most butterfly and bird attention is a tall white milkweed. I can't remember the botanical name off the top of my head. I will be adding purple Swamp Milkweed this year. I finally added old fashioned Nicotiana which has the flagrance and attracts hummingbirds. When I started gardening, I couldn't figure out why everyone commented on the fragrance when the short nursery types didn't smell at all, in my opinion.

  • Roberts Architects ltd
    on Apr 22, 2013

    Glad you mentioned Nicotiana, I'm going to add that to the Moon Garden this year. Any advice?

  • TJ
    on May 12, 2013

    hi "Robert Architects" (are you Robert?) Yes, on Nicotiana ---- make sure you get one of the "old-fashioned" scented variety. For years I didn't think they had much fragrance. Then.... I planted the big-leaved, old-fashioned, 24" approx., kind. Brought in the hummingbirds during the day then evening the blooms send out a terrific fragrance to entice the Luna moths.

  • Roberts Architects ltd
    on May 12, 2013

    Roberts ! thanks for the advice, i'm still searching for the plants/seeds

  • Eva
    on Jul 4, 2013

    Nice video and I loved the moon flower photo. My house/garden is full of moths this time of the year (It´s winter here in brazil) and they come into the house at night as we leave the doors open until we go to bed. And I´ve never heard of a moon garden before but it looks like a great idea.

  • TJ
    on Jul 10, 2013

    did you get enough ideas for your moon garden? If not, I can get some pictures of some of my plants and post them.

  • Roberts Architects ltd
    on Jul 10, 2013

    I never have enough gardening ideas, please send a few photos

  • Laz197389
    on Jul 10, 2013

    If you want more flowers that open at dusk, try a gourd [vine]. Beautiful flowers, plus the benefit of growing gourds. Be aware that the vine will cover a lot of territory. Great to grow on a wire fence or make a teepee frame and it'll cover it in no time.

  • Roberts Architects ltd
    on Jul 11, 2013

    thx for this nice idea! I hadn't considered that family of plants.

  • Jay
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Great video! loved it!

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