Night Gardening Ideas: Lighting and Planting Consideration for Your GardenJanuary 23, 2023
Most of us consider the appearance of our backyards, patios, and other outdoor areas with a focus on how they look during the day. This year, we have contemplated additional methods to make our gardens glow in the late afternoon and night time.
Outdoor Lighting Considerations
Today’s outdoor living areas are like extensions of our houses, complete with fully functional kitchens, eating areas, lounge places, and more. Here are some of our favourite lighting techniques to help you enjoy these spaces throughout the day and into the night.
The first thing to consider is the outdoor lighting for your plants, and we have a few different options from which you may pick. The plants themselves are another important factor to consider, and we also have a list of such plants. We call them moon garden plants, and we picked them for the moon garden precisely because they are beautiful during the day and emit a light entrancing throughout the night.
Concepts for Outdoor Lighting
Radiant Solar Globe Lamps
These lights are reminiscent of the classic paper lanterns that may be found in Asian gardens. However, they are handcrafted with stainless steel hardware, which makes them weatherproof and long-lasting. Enjoy the display as you suspend them over plants with a more dominant height.
Tea House Lights
These elegant and strong lanterns are constructed of black galvanised steel and Mango wood. They manage to be both traditional and contemporary at the same time. Invite guests to enjoy night time strolls in the garden and meals outside.
Candle-lit Cretan Lanterns
On the Greek island of Crete, skilled artisans use hand-thrown pottery to create each lantern. It is constructed of two parts; the bottom half is designed to house a candle, while the upper portion is intended to act as a dome above the candle. Both pieces include intricate detailing, including spherical holes with a slightly about half an inch diameter that let off the light. Please make use of them to illuminate lower-growing plants.
Planting Ideas for Your Garden
This extremely durable species has beautiful flowers that may measure up to 12 inches across and are supported by thick, robust stems that don’t flop over. The flowers start lime green, turn white, and finally return to green. Gorgeous when one of our hanging lanterns is used to cast light from above.
Leucanthemum x superbum
This time-honoured favourite for summer gardens transforms into a living bouquet of enormous daisies measuring four inches across and growing three to four feet tall between July and September. Even at this height, staking is unnecessary, and the plant’s long, sturdy stems make it a good candidate for cutting. In the evening, the brilliant white blossoms take on a radiant appearance.
The double white blooms of this Floribunda measure three inches across and emit a mild fragrance. They first appear in abundance in the middle and throughout the summer. Ideal for use as hedging, or even better, plant just one of them near a lamppost so you can see the beautiful white petals even after dark.
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