Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Shades of White In The Moonlight Garden

The front yard in San Juan is to be my Moonlight Garden with all white flowering plants. Other colors do try to sneak in and occasionally I am charmed by them enough to let them stay a while, but I do try to be diligent. I've tried to create this kind of a garden before, but I could never be disciplined enough to follow through. We'll see this time.

We are in the process of removing long hedges of pink Indian Hawthorne to make room for the wide borders.

There are a few small beds in this garden that I started last spring that are looking quite good right now, of course filled with white flowers and variegated foliage.

Pelargoniums (Geraniums)

Brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost"
(Okay, maybe an occasional tiny bit of blue... )

Lamiastrum (dead nettle),
miscanthus sinensis (Silver Grass),
and white heliotrope

The lamiastrum, heliotrope brunnera all prefer shade and the miscanthus can tolerate shade.

1 comment:

Georgiagirl said...

I love white it is soothing and keeps me feeling cool on those warm Georgia nights ..

love the new pictures.

happy day to ya, Cherry