Monday, June 10, 2013

Creating Cool Nighttime Color in Your Desert Potted Garden

Posted By on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM

White Potted Summer Garden
  • Marylee, Potted Desert Gardener
  • White Potted Summer Garden

Dark colored flowers disappear with the onset of dusk, while white flowering plants still shine. There are many plants that are geared to the night -blooming exclusively at night, releasing their fragrance into the twilight.
When creating a night garden, consider what part of your garden would be the most visible or accessible in the evening. Pick a section near your patio or deck, — where you will most likely be in the evening, and concentrate your efforts there, creating a space for you to enjoy.
Many summer flowers are available in white. Those included in this planting are
1. Vinca ( Apocynaceae)
2. Summer Snaps (Angelonia)
3. Zinnia in a soft yellow white


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Marylee is the Desert’s Potted Garden Expert. Email her with comments and questions at potteddesert@gmail.com.

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