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lookforkim
Feb 7, 2013 1:39 PM CST
I'd like to turn my deck into a moonlight garden. Any suggestions for low maintenance plants that would work well in in containers, and make an awesome moonlight garden?
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springcolor
Feb 7, 2013 4:25 PM CST
What zone are you in and what exposure? How big are the containers? Welcome! to ATP!!
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Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 7, 2013 6:30 PM CST

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Welcome! lookforkim.

White petunias
Nicotiana
Stocks
Alocasia macrorhiza 'Variegata'
Datura: white
Snapdragons: white
Euphorbia heterophylla 'Yokoi's White'
LANTANA CAMARA WHITE DWARF
Lantana camara 'White Dwarf'

There are a bunch, depending on container size, sun or shade, annual or perennial, and growing zone.
I love moon gardens, but have never created one.
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Feb 7, 2013 8:41 PM CST
What exactly is a Moon garden? My garden look so trashed in the day, maybe I can create some ambiance at night. I have seen a lot of outside lighting online and thought it would be cool to use them. My soil is so bad and full of tree roots I can hardly plant anything. So I decided to do a container garden and grow trees. Big Grin
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 7, 2013 9:45 PM CST

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This is a great explanation. White blooms, lovely scent, and even variegated leaves with lots of white.
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-garden/2010/05/garden-at-n...

And containers are a great way to do it.

lookforkim
Feb 8, 2013 7:23 AM CST
Oh! That would help! ;o) Thanks for your patience! I'm in zone 6a, in Northwest NJ. My deck actually faces Northwest-ish, but it gets super toasty from the sun reflecting off the deck and house and sun loving plants tend do well on it.

I have pots of all shapes and sizes, and if I don't have something big enough, I'll buy it!
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ge1836
Feb 8, 2013 10:48 AM CST
I have planted Caladiums( there are sun tolerant ones) in 10 inch pots. Thats as small I it goes here in the same zone as yours. My biggest is 20 inches.
Caladiums for sun
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Miss Muffet (small leaf)
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Gingerland
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Florida Fantasy
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 8, 2013 4:33 PM CST

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Those are beautiful Jo Ann. I can see those in a really large pot growing at he base of a snow white Brugmansia. Just think of the beauty of the white blooms and lovely scent combined with the those gorgeous caladium leaves. Lovey dubby
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Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 8, 2013 10:13 PM CST
Beautiful!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
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springcolor
Feb 10, 2013 10:51 PM CST
I saw these and thought of this thread. Just to give you a few ideas
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Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 10, 2013 11:04 PM CST
Very nice! Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 11, 2013 9:38 AM CST

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Love those springcolor. No I am going to find myself watching for Moon Garden plants. Big Grin

lookforkim
Feb 11, 2013 1:17 PM CST
Thanks for the inspiration all!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 11, 2013 1:24 PM CST

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I am sure looking forward to seeing what you come up with lookforkim. Would love to see photos. Hurray!
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Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 11, 2013 1:28 PM CST
I agree Me too!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 11, 2013 1:59 PM CST
Me three!
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2013 9:19 AM CST
Looking for an update ?
Did you plant some containers?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 11, 2013 5:17 PM CST

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I agree Hurray!
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Cinta
Jul 22, 2013 2:54 PM CST
I am a night owl and plant my gardens for evening interest. I go out at night and snap pics to see what stands out. These are some of the pics if it will help.

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Don't' overlook using white hardscape. This is a daylight and evening shot of the same pot,

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 22, 2013 3:00 PM CST

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Ooooo, very nice Cinta. I like them all.

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