I love being in my garden at dusk. Especially on a cool breezy evening with a bright moon shining! It was so beautiful last night, the flowers were wonderfully fragrant, and I finally figured out how to take night-time pictures!
The first time I saw a picture of an all-white garden, I thought it was ridiculous! But the idea has gradually grown on me, especially after growing Aztec Sweet nicotiana last year. Now I would like to find a spot for a white garden of my own! They are nice in the daytime too of course, but I think it would be just glorious in moonlight! This nicotiana is the first flower that comes to mind when I dream about what I would plant in it.
The Valerian really stood out nicely against the dark background!
I love these petunias! The new hybrids just can't compare!
Light-colored Foxgloves are lovely at night, too. But I think these are at their best just before the sun goes down. I tried to get a picture of them a few days ago, but right when I came out with the camera, the sun went behind some clouds!
And I didn't think that the borage would show up well in a picture, but I tried anyway and was amazed at the results!
I had fun photographing the vegetable garden. By this time (around 10 PM) it was completely dark and I was somewhat blinded by the camera flash, so I didn't exactly know what I was aiming at! I don't usually go out there in the dark. It's right next to our woods, and bears are quite common around here. I even had a close-up encounter with a bull moose a few years back!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.