The Twilight Garden: Creating a Garden That Entrances by Day and Comes Alive at Night

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Covering basic planting and design principles that make the most of outdoor surroundings, this guide helps gardeners establish a unique nocturnal garden. Including chapters on night-scented and night-blooming plants, gentle mood lighting, water features, enclosures, and the use of color and sound to attract wildlife, this is the perfect starting place for gardeners attracted to the ethereal nature of a moonlit landscape, whether they are working with a backyard terrace or a large plot of land. Case studies ...

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Overview

Covering basic planting and design principles that make the most of outdoor surroundings, this guide helps gardeners establish a unique nocturnal garden. Including chapters on night-scented and night-blooming plants, gentle mood lighting, water features, enclosures, and the use of color and sound to attract wildlife, this is the perfect starting place for gardeners attracted to the ethereal nature of a moonlit landscape, whether they are working with a backyard terrace or a large plot of land. Case studies of formal gardens and detailed horticultural descriptions of night-friendly plant species and varieties—divided into Star Plants, Supporting Cast, and Backstage Beauties—round out the tools needed to transform a private space into a moonlit paradise.

Given that the sun only shines half the day, shouldn’t there be a guide for what happens, or could happen, in your garden after sunset? There are many reasons to consider a twilight garden. You may live in a warm climate where evenings are more comfortable than midday. You may work long hours, or enjoy eating dinner and entertaining outdoors. Or perhaps you’re attracted to the ethereal nature of a moonlit landscape. Whatever the reason, you need a guide to make the most of your outdoor surroundings.

            The Twilight Garden covers basic planting and design principles needed to establish a unique nocturnal garden. It includes chapters on night-scented and night-blooming plants, gentle mood lighting, water features, enclosures, and the use of color and sound to attract wildlife. Gardening expert Lia Leendertz shows that it is possible to create a nighttime paradise whether you have a small backyard terrace or a large plot of land. She includes case studies of formal gardens and detailed horticultural descriptions of night-friendly plant species and varieties, divided into Star Plants, Supporting Cast, and Backstage Beauties. Following her lead, you’ll be able to transform your own private space into a moonlit paradise.

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To show how easily we can have inviting nighttime gardens, Leendertz (gardening columnist, Guardian, UK; Family Garden) highlights night-flowering plants, foliage that sparkles in soft lighting, and exotic scents and sounds that lure mysterious creatures. She explains the heightened importance of creating coziness and using intriguing silhouettes, whether in a front garden or a more private, contemplative one. Several party ideas are included, some with kid-friendly themes. The majority of the book is a plant directory, including color photos and USDA zone information for over 60 plants. As with other books originally published in Britain, U.S. gardeners should be careful here because, for example, building pergolas often requires permission and winter may not be your optimal planting time in northern states. Leendertz addresses things like moths, fireflies, and bats, but Peter Loewer (The Evening Garden) discusses attracting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting the night sky in greater detail. VERDICT Few books devoted to night gardening exist. This one is beautifully designed right down to the endpapers. Highly recommended to gardeners with any size garden.—Bonnie Poquette, Milwaukee
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569765296
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 747,451
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lia Leendertz is a gardening columnist for the Guardian and a regular contributor to Garden magazine, which is published by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Lia Leendertz is a gardening columnist for The Guardian and is a regular contributor to The Garden magazine, published by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Lovely Book

    This is a specialty book for gardeners who enjoy creating different types of gardens. It's also a great addition to a gardening library. Will help you accomplish your goal to develop a beautiful moonlight garden with the appropriate plants and layout. So much better to own for continual reference than to borrow!

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