Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday's Favourite - My Moon Garden

When we purchased our current property, there were no gardens at all.  Hubby built me a garden shed in the back complete with electricity and running water and we placed it sideways in the corner of the yard with the door facing our neighbour's yard.  The small half moon bed facing the deck became a moon garden, inspired by the white gardens at Sissinghurst Castle.
Here it is quite a number of years ago.  Since then, all the lawn has been removed around the garden and there is support once again for a white clematis to climb up the side of the shed.  (the previous clematis was so vigorous it pulled the trellis off the shed right before our daughter's wedding photos in the yard)
The moon garden continues to bloom at different times with white flowers.
Phlox x carolina 'Miss Lingard' (above) flowers before the well know P. paniculata 'David' which is also in the garden.  Unlike the paniculata varieties,  'Miss Lingard' has never had powdery mildew.
The daylily 'Joan Senior' was the only white available when I constructed this garden and she is still showing off every summer.
A fragrant white peony was on my list for plants and a friend on a nearby farm dug up some roots to share with me.  Sadly, this woman passed away at a young age but her memory lives on every year with the unnamed variety I call 'Pat's peony'.
Campanula carpatica 'White Clips' is joined along the front of the border by annual white alyssum.
There are many other white flowers; some have died out or became too invasive since it's a small area.
My favourite addition was the sliver of moon that we attached to the shed above the garden.  It recently received a fresh coat of silver paint and sparkles to start off the gardening season.
Lights were installed on either side to highlight the moon and reflect the white glow of the plants below on a starry summer night.
I will be linking with Mosaic Monday and Macro Monday.  Thank you to both ladies for hosting.

38 comments:

  1. Wow, you are such a knowledgeable gardener, sure love reading and seeing what you choose in your gardens, Judith.

    A "moon garden," such a nifty idea!

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  2. I love the idea of a Moon Garden. This must be such a pleasure with it's lovely flowers and fragrance.

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  3. A Beautiful moon garden Judith.
    i try to plant lots of white plants too for moonlit strolls along the garden path!
    I have 6 x Iceberg roses that look beautiful in the evening too.
    Shane ♥

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  4. Such a lovely idea! I'm so inspired by your wonderful photos and knowledge!

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  5. Such a lovely idea! I'm so inspired by your wonderful photos and knowledge!

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  6. la nature est plus en avance
    que chez nous
    seules quelques iris apparaissent
    les hémorocailles et les
    pivoines sont pour plus tard
    d' ici 15 jours je pourrais les voire
    à bientôt
    edith (iris)

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  7. Very pretty. I love what whites do for for the garden. The purity is always a stand out.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  8. Love, Love the moon Judith. The twinkle lights make perfect stars.

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  9. Your moon garden is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Oh, Judith, it sounds so magical!

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  11. I have a white garden that I am still filling in as it is quite large on one side of the shed. It is a wonderful challenge to tweak what I plant there...I love your moon garden and that moon is fabulous.

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  12. Oh goodness, Judith, your moon garden is making me swoon! I love white, especially at night. Pat's peony is so pretty and a constant memory for you. I love the sliver of moon on the shed. Lucky you!!

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  13. Hi Judith, sorry I have been MIA for the last few posts! I've been deep in the mess of de-stashing, shipping out boxes to buyers and uploading things to sell in my Etsy shop! Whew... I'm pooped and so much more to go. Anyway, I had to come over to tell you how lovely your moon garden is! I just love white flowers there is something serene and calming about them! Thank you for sharing all your lovely photos! Can't wait to get some good weather finally and begin the task of starting my gardens!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  14. That's so brilliant Judith, and, also so sad about your friend Pat and I'm very sorry for your loss. I have my grandfather's bleeding hearts so know the value of a special plant for a special person. I did have a white garden also inspired by Sissinghurst, but that was in my last house. This house and garden I've only known for one full season and I always believe the house and garden need to unfold and tell you something about them before you start making changes, so I'm waiting. It already looks like I'm putting the majority of white and silver flowers into the shade garden, and that's perfect because that garden is overlooked by the dining room. I hope you have a lovely weekend and see you soon. :)

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  15. I fear I'm not much of a gardener, but I enjoy seeing what you do with yours! My lower back has been killing me for over a week, so it's hard for me to sit at the computer, so my blogging is a bit erratic lately.

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  16. All so beautiful!! Love Flowers! and beautiful tribute you did for your friend. Flowers convey me peace, your garden is a gift.
    Big kiss and a beautiful weekend.

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  17. Judith I LOVE your Moon garden. What a special spot! Love your moon on the shed as well. I think my favourite white plant is my white Bleeding Heart.

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  18. Hi Judith, I so love your moon garden. I can imagine it is a challenge keeping it in bloom with only white flowering plants. In our garden, they likely wouldn't get enough sun. But we are about to plant some night blooming jasmine so fingers crossed that it does well. It has one of my favorite fragrances.

    I hope you have a super week ahead!

    G

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  19. You certainly know your flowers and what a treasure your hubby built you ~ Great photos and love the moon surrounded by the beautiful lights ^_^

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  20. What beautiful blooms, and I love the idea of a "moon" garden.

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  21. I love to see white flowers in a shady garden. Your moon and stars would be wonderful to see from the house. Valerie

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  22. Judith, your moon garden is beautiful. I would love to have the white clematis. And the white lily and peony are just lovely. Gorgeous images, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

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  23. What a beautiful garden, Judith! And your mosaic is again creative and different -- very nice!

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  24. A moon garden sounds so romantic. I love white flowers. I did not know that day lilies came in white. I have the yellow/orange ones and don't really like them. Finding some white ones would be perfect in their place!
    Great photos, and I love the moon on your shed.

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  25. What a wonderful garden and white flowers are always so showy in the Spring. You are an amazing gardener!

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  26. Hi Judith, You have created such a lovely “moon garden.” I love the silver moon and I can only imagine how this looks after the sun goes down and the lights come on. There is just something special about white flowers. Thanks for sharing your special garden.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  27. Such a wonderful idea to have a garden like that, all in white...and so very lovely!

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  28. I've always loved the idea of a moon garden - yours is lovely!
    Pat's peony is especially sweet.
    Some of my favorite plants / flowers are in memory of special people or pets.

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  29. So cool!! and I love that you have all white blooms. We have moved to a new property and we have some work to do outdoors!! Sometimes I don't know where to start! Last fall we did move a sad little shed into the back yard that I hope to transform! and what a great idea for a moon garden...never heard of that before. Thanks for the inspiration and I am back bloggin over at That Country Place, I hope you will stop by to see our progress. :)

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  30. How beautiful! I've always wanted a moon garden!

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  31. Your garden is lovely. I will have to keep coming back for the names of flowers. I am the sort of gardener who picks flowers I like, but I have no idea of the names. I retire in 5 weeks and I will have time to actually learn the names.

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  32. No wonder your blog is named The Gardener's Corner. What a talented gardener you are, and I love all of your photographs. What a creative mosaic too.

    Have a beautiful Monday.

    Karen

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  33. What a lovely idea. I love Phlox - it smells so lovely too.

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  34. Hi Judith,
    I have always wanted a moon garden, I love all your choices and Pat Peony, is a lovely tribute. Love that silvery moon too :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  35. Love this post, Judith. It was great hearing about development of your garden, seeing your garden shed, and also seeing your lovely white flowers. I really like Joan Senior and your phlox. Have a wonderful wknd!
    Blessings, Beth

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  36. What a gorgeous array of flowers in your moon garden! White flowers are just so supremely elegant!

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  37. Hoping your moon garden flourishes this year too.
    I have many plants from friends as well ... wonderful memories.

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