Found this on the wiccian list serve, and it sounds like such a GREAT idea!!!! I'm going to plant a "MOON GARDEN" this spring!!!!
Magical Moon Garden
What could be more -enchanted- than to cultivate your own Moon Garden.
Honoring the -Silver- Goddess in all her glory with a fragrant & luminous
A wonderful offering which you will benefit from as well.
Many night-blooming flowers are white and rely on strong fragrance, rather
than bright colors, to attract insects. Plant night-bloomers near a bedroom
window, where the breeze can carry the fragrance indoors right into your
Plant some in a circle to mimic the Moon, they look terrific alongside
silver-foliaged Lambs ears and Artemisia. Illuminated only by moonlight,
pale flowers and foliage add a dreamy, ethereal feeling. You don't need to
have a big space, potted plants work too, just remember to add a trellis or
place where viney plants can grow onto, as, unless they feel secure they
will not bloom.
You can save and dry flowers to use in Amulets, Talismans or -dress- a Moon
candle. Add fresh flowers to a -special- oil you have fashioned on the Full
Moon or to water for magical workings. Press flowers and leaves into a -Book
of Shadows- or make magical bookmarks for special journals. Following a Moon
planting calendar will add a magical touch and keep you in the flow of her
cycles. You can place Moonstones and or Crystals in the dirt of these -pale-
beauties to energize them for meditations and spells. Don't forget when you
take from a plant, to ask itï¿½s permission and give thanks, an offering of
water of food (plant) is a perfect
Try these night-bloomers in your Moon Garden:
Angels trumpet (Datura innoxia)- This viney annual has giant, trumpet-shaped
white flowers. You may need to discipline this rambunctious plant to keep
it in line.
Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)- Related to morning glory, this annual may climb
to 10 feet. Tightly closed by day, its white flowers unfurl at dusk to
release a lemony aroma.
Four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa) - In late afternoon, this annual's flowers
pop open in often-speckled shades of red, yellow, white or rose. It grows
bush-like to 3 feet.
Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) - Flowers of this spiky perennial are open all day
but at night the droopy blossoms lift and release a soapy smell. Hardy in
zones 4 to 9.
Evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa 'Pink Petticoats')- This fast spreading
perennial is hardy in zones 5 to 9, and its pale flowers release a sweet
scent in the evening.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Posted by Judith at 8:51 AM