Monday, April 1, 2013
Flowers for your Magical Moonlight Garden
Did you know that some faeries just love being outside when the moon is full and your garden is filled with splendid flowers that are awake and blooming in full or are very fragrant filling the evening air with wonderful aroma.
To invite your faeries to your moonlight garden consider planting come of these flowers. Please note that this list could go on and on but it is easy to research for more :)
Moonflower - the Moonflower is one of the most romantic plants you can grown in the garden. It's a statuesque, ideal evening-garden plant bearing large trumpet-shape flowers that unfurl in the evening (or on overcast days) and stay open until the sun rises. Some are sweetly fragrant when open. This beautiful plant is also very heat and draught resistant. Beware: it is quite poisonous, especially the seeds.
Evening Primose - The Evening Primrose open their flowers in the evening and closing them again early each morning.
Night Phlox - Blooms open in the evening releasing their sweet, honey-like fragrance.
Evening Stock - These wee little flowers open at twilight and emanate a spicy vanilla scent.
Four O'Clock - Just as their name states, these flowers open in mid to late afternoon and close up again the next morning.
Nottingham Catchfly - These flowers are closed during the day but they open up in the evening and emit a powerful fragrance which resembles hyacinth. In the twilight of summer evenings its shining white flowers are especially attractive to butterflies.
Night Blooming Cereus - This cactus family plant is rarely seen in the wild because for one midsummer's night each year, its exquisitely scented flower opens as night falls then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun.
Miss Ellen Willmott Lilac - These flowers are highly fragrant and their petals are reflective in the moonlight.
Yucca - These flowering stalks are open day and night.
Flowering Tobacco - This plant gives off the most wonderful fragrance at night.
Night Gladiolus - Flowers open wider at dusk and are very fragrant.