Ann Desmarais in Amherst, New Hampshire always has a full moon in her garden all season long, thanks to some strategic planting!
"This is my white garden/moon garden which is next to my screened porch. Most everything in the garden has a white flower or variegated foliage. The few exceptions, like the hosta and the dark leafed Ligularia are not grown for the flowers; they act as a backdrop to the other plants with their large leaves so that even if there isn't something in bloom the foliage provide visual interest. The season starts with Galanthus/snowdrops peeking their little heads through the snow, followed shortly by white tulips and Sanguinaria Canadenis (bloodroot). Right now the Baptisia Alba, Aruncus (goats beard), a white peony, and white bleeding heart are in bloom. A SlenderDeutzia (not shown) provides structure to the other end of the garden. In the fall the Eupatorium chocolate and Physostegia (obedient plant) and the Cimifuga 'Brunette' Fairy Candles (bugbane) will shine."
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