Groundcovers that will make a suitable addition to your moon garden include Gomphostigma virgata and Selago corymbosa and bulbs include Chlorophytum saudersiae, Dietes grandiflora and Dietes irridoides. We suggest planting your plant in an English garden style with curving beds and pathways. Planting your plants in a circle of crescent shape will also create a feeling of capturing the moon itself in your garden.
Adding archways will also create an interesting focal point to your garden. Paint your archway white and train a Senecio macroglossus to climb on it. Benches painted white is an essential addition to your moon garden so that you can relax and enjoy the magic.
Another element to consider is sound. Wind blowing through grass or grass-like plants will add to the magical atmosphere of your moon garden. We have an attractive selection of restios and sedges that is looking good at the moment. Other additions you can make includes adding solar-powered lamps for those dreaded moonless nights, using bleached pebbles or crushed granite in your pathways, adding a fish pond with light coloured koi fish and adding fairy lights to your trees.
To get your moon garden planted and looking good before the summer is finished will be a challenge, but if you plant it up now it will looking stunning at spring time. Come and see us at New Plant Nursery for more moon garden ideas.
The New Plant Team