Moon gardens are designed to give pleasure for those who come home at night and want to relax in their gardens. Special landscape designs are considered to be able to view and enjoy the beauty of night gardens.
Here are the essential elements that should blend well to create a magical and enchanted night garden.
Fragrant Evening Flowers
Scented flowers are must-haves in a moon garden. The intoxicating scent of flowers soothes you as you prepare for a long and good night sleep. Roses are almost permanent fixtures in night gardens because of their fragrance especially when they bloom. If you want to get an aromatic scent for your night garden, try to grow rosemary and thyme.
Besides decorating your night garden with evening-scented flowers, pick also those flowers that open up at night. Moon flower and Angel's Trumpet are some examples of night-blooming flowers. Watching flowers bloom at night is surely a visual attraction that you and your partner will enjoy together.
Landscape Lighting for Moon Gardens
You can't enjoy the full moon every night. You have to plan a perfect landscape lighting that will make your moon garden interesting and attractive to look at even at night.
Illuminate pathways and steps. It's best to use small low-wattage lights for this part of your garden. Subtle lighting will give your night garden a soft glow and a more relaxing mood.
You can use spotlights to showcase the attractive features of your night garden. Accent lights can also be used to draw attention to a small tree at the center of your garden or to night blooming flowers scattered at the sides.
Sound, Water and Relaxing Benches
Remember that you can almost hear any sound at night. It's better to hear a soothing sound in your night garden to give you that relaxing place you deserve.
Fountains with circulating water, whether big or small, can create that background sound perfect for a romantic evening. They also add glow to your night garden as twinkle lights are reflected on the water's surface.
Do not forget to place benches where you can sit down and enjoy the enchanted night garden you created. Evening conversations in a beautiful moon garden is surely the best way to end your day.
Creating a romantic picnic for two can seem harder to do than it really is. Pulling together all of the ingredients to make a simple picnic into a romantic affair is as easy as getting into the right frame of mind. Here are five simple romantic picnic ideas that any couple can do.
Picnic Under the Stars - There is nothing more romantic than a late night picnic underneath a canopy of stars. This is best on a warm night where there is very little breeze, preferably somewhere where late night visiting is not prohibited. Bring along candles or lanterns for additional light, yet take care not to accidentally create fires that can spread. Because this is a late night meal you might want to bring light snacks instead of meal items.
Beach Side Picnic - For some, there is something very romantic about water. Planning a picnic on the beach can be a very romantic date for couples. Planning a beach picnic does require some special items. Sand and waves can disrupt a good meal. Choose a spot far enough from the waves to avoid potential splashes, and choose a heavy picnic blanket that is large enough to keep sand away from your food. A handy picnic basket with a lid that closes will prevent sand and beach gulls from your food.
Garden Picnic - Choosing a garden in a beautiful setting can certainly enhance the romance of it. Botanical gardens, parks, and scenic spots are ideal places for light hearted picnics.