Just a reminder that applications are due into the Virginia Cooperative Extension office today for anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener. See more information on my previous post.
Here is a listing of flower suggestions for moonlight gardens:
Cleome ‘Helen Campbell’; Cosmos ‘Sonata White’; Marigolds ‘Snowdrift’ and ‘French Vanilla’; Dianthus; Astilbe; Zinnia ‘Profusion White’; Daisies; ‘Casablanca’ lily; Petunias; Impatiens; Alyssum; Phlox; Peonies; Foxgloves; Light-blue asters, iris, dahlias, gladiolas, clematis, and bellflower; Nocturnal daylilies; and shrubs with light flowers like lilacs, viburnums, mock orange, spirea, deutzia, abelia, hydrangeas, roses, and althea.
Some plants that have light-colored flowers or release their fragrances after dark to attract night pollinators like moths or bats, including: flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata and N. sylvestris); angel’s trumpet; yucca; evening-scented stock (Matthiola longipetala); night jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum); four-o’clocks; night phlox (Zaluzianskya capensis); and moonflower.
For silvery and variegated foliage, try Artemisia; lamb’s ears; Cuban oregano (Plectranthus); Santolina; dusty miller; Russian sage; yarrow; hostas; and thyme. For bright green or yellow leaves, plant sweet potato vine ‘Margarita’ and coleus ‘Fishnet Stockings’ or ‘Life Lime’.