|Another favorite pic of mine snapped last year from my roof as I am counting down to the one year anniversary of Las Aventuras Blog.|
I spend hours upon hours reading about landscape design, garden themes, and plants to place around homes during our winter downtime. This is perhaps one of my favorite writes in a while as the topic is really interesting. A wonderful colleague of mine from work brought this garden theme to my attention last year. I have been researching Moonlight Gardens in the desert for several months now and have found a lot of material on it. What is a moonlight garden? Why would someone have it? What does it look like? What kind of plants would you use? Hopefully I will answer your questions on this very special write about an idea that I think is very magical in nature.
Movies inspire with great storytelling and great acting......but they can also engage the imagination through scenery and landscape. A couple movies that come to mind are On Golden Pond and the epic Lord of the Rings. When I think "moonlight garden", my mind immediately flashes to a memorable scene from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy where Galadriel is walking barefoot on grass towards a fountain in the moonlight. I think this scene captures the magic and idea of what a Moonlight Garden represents. Through my travels, I have seen evenings smothered by moonlight and I think that once someone has experienced something so enchanting, they want to recreate it in their own gardens. If you haven't seen the moon over a still and quiet ocean, the desert, or shining bright through a forest canopy, this idea may be mumbo jumbo to you, but trust me, it can take your breathe away. Let's explore Tucsonans and why they enjoy their evenings.