Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Moon Garden

I'm so excited to finally be able to share our moon garden with you.  This project started back in December when I found a really lovely blue bench on clearance for an amazing price that I just couldn't pass up.  I had the perfect spot in mind for it.

Before: Weeds Over Concrete

You can't tell from the picture above but there is actually a concrete pad under all those weeds.  I'm not sure what the previous homeowners used it for but I knew it would be the perfect spot for a little garden room and of course, I was right.

After: The Moon Garden

The garden aspect of this new outdoor room is mostly potted plants, since you can't grow anything (except really stubborn weeds) in concrete.  Keeping with the moon theme I chose white flowers such as Jasmine and Gardenia as well as plants with silver foilage like Licorice Plants.

The gazing ball stand was once the base of a bird bath (the top was broken).

The Buddha Statue was a Homegoods find.

I also planted a moonflower vine behind the bench to grow on the fence where I added some mirrored stars (former Christmas decorations).  The metal table was yellow when I bought it on clearance, so I spray painted it blue.  The throw pillow I designed myself (available at my Cabagelow Creations Shop).

The Moon And The Stars

I guess I could have stopped there but then my local home improvement store had a sale on concrete stepping stones.  I used these to create a path to and from our new garden room.

The Path To The Moon Garden

Me, Walking The Path

That was a lot of work but I just couldn't call this project done until I had added some lighting.  A few outdoor solar light fixtures (affiliate link) did the trick.

The Moon Garden At Night

Then, finally, it was time to relax and enjoy our new moon garden.

Hippie and I relaxing In Our New Garden Room

I would like to dedicate this post to the memory of our neighbor Irving.  I will miss our gardening chats.

Thank you for reading.  Your comments are always appreciated.

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