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nighttime gardens (and a couple of others)


OK not a garden but I love this photo.  One of the things I love about AZ is evening time when I can see the palm tree silhouettes. 

Japanese garden

Here’s a book on the subject

and another

How to Plant an Evening Garden

Location: Before you pick a spot, observe the moon’s path for several nights and note where it is least obstructed by trees and casts the fewest shadows. Peacefulness is paramount, so be sure to keep a safe distance from neighbors.

What to plant:To ensure the greatest nocturnal visibility, settle on a palette of pale petals and foliage that really stands out at night. Try cleome, fragrant nicotiana (flowering tobacco), ‘White Wave’ petunias, angels’ trumpets, and sweet alyssum.

The layout: Plant the front edge of the garden bed with low ground covers. In the middle, use plants that stand between 12 and 24 inches tall. Anchor the back of the garden with plants that are at least two feet high. (Read plant tags to check their height specs.) Make sure soil and light are adequate: To do their job in the evening hours, these plants need good growing conditions during the day.

from realsimple.com

solar lights


garden night bamboo


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