Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Moonlight Garden

I've written here and there about the Moonlight Garden in SJC. It is only about a year old and so it is still maturing and filling in with all white flowers. There were only palm trees and grass here when we moved in a couple years ago.

The way it is laid out it is hard to capture in photographs because it actually wraps around a large play lawn.
There is a path that we put in out of DG that weaves in and out of the existing palm trees. We call it the tricycle track, but it is more likely my wandering path through the garden with a cup of tea or glass of wine.

The flower beds on either side of the path are filled with shrubs, vines, perennials, grasses and annuals, all with either white blooms or white in the variegation of the foliage. There are many green shrubs that are used as a background color.

There are a number of places to sit in the Moonlight Garden, to observe the scenery from different angles. And yes, it does sparkle in the moonlight!

(Click on photos to enlarge)

8 comments:

CiNdEe said...

Your Moonlight Garden is just beautiful! I bet you really enjoy strolling through it in the evening! What a wonderful place to relax!!!

flowergardengirl said...

Beautiful and so soothing. You've got a lot of unique plant choices. Very nice job.

Tatyana said...

How wonderful! The first composition (first photo) is exactly what I like. Thank you Sheila!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I love this garden. Can I take home the urn? ;) Great job! -Jackie

cat said...

such an inspiration! thank you once again for your beautiful photos and sharing your world..:)

Msrobin said...

What a lovely white garden you have! I'd love a Moonlight garden someday, but don't think I'd have enough resistance to keep out all the other more "gaudy" flowers that I love so much. Such delicate, cool beauty to be found in white flowers.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Sheila ... I have fantasies of having such a garden and there you are with a beauty ! It must be majic to walk through at night : )

lesley said...

This is a beautiful site, Sheila Keep up good work! Lesley