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Need some Advice
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:13 pm
I ask this to everyone but I know Stormy will be able to help
Any ideas and tips, tricks, etc for a Moon Garden?
Huge amounts of info needed...
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:02 am
What do you mean by a "moon garden"? I've seen people use it to mean ones for night or ones that are of a lunar character.
Either way, for a non-plant part of it: silver reflecting/gazing balls.
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:33 am
For starters, find night-blooming flowers that you like. Personally, I love nightblooming jasmine and moonflowers (I actually have both growing right now).
It's also often nice to have some water features like ponds and/or water falls, as they can pick up and reflect the moons glow.
Those victorian gazing balls can also be nice and serve the same basic purpose.
If you're going to put outdoor lighting in the garden, I would recommend a very soft like so as not to take away from the moon glow.
Hope this helps to get you started.
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:39 am
Remember you'll see it during the day too. I live in a very different climate so I don't know what plants to suggest. Silver foliage looks good day and night. White flowers, even closed at night. Plants like "honesty" are lovely. White stone for paths or arround the base of plants.
Something I've heard of but not seen: A sun and moon garden. The fetures emphasized during the day are solar, the night ones lunar.
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:57 am
Yeah, a friend of mine has that going on. It's really a wonderful contrast when you see it during the day, all vibrant and colorful, then a few hours later all soft and glowing.
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:49 pm
Oooo. That all sounds so pretty. I'm definitely making one of those when I'm grown.
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:41 pm
Thank you for the info Debbrah and Runewolf. I wanted to clarify that I wanted a moon garden as in, plants that bloom at night.
I live in south central KY which is zones 6a and 6b.
I do plan on having a waterfall or pond of somesort. And a little bit of lighting, I just got this string of lights at wal mart int he gardening section that look like metal moons and stars but they have holes in them for the light to shine thru. Im gonna hang them on the porch.
anywayz, my garden space is limit. I have a small section that runs paralell to the driveway from the street to the backyard and a small section between the house and the walkway. And i have the whole backyard but thats something I dont want to tackle yet. I also want potted plants for indoors and some hanging plants for the porch.
Hopefully the weather warms up soon and I can start spending time outside starting all this and enjoying some nice weather out on the porch.
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:37 pm
Night blooming jasmine is basically a bush of jasmine flowers that bloom at night, beautiful. Moon flower is like morning glories (flowering vines), except they are white and bloom at night, also beautiful.
Both should handle Ky just fine.
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:24 pm
(thought this would help and make up for my tree post cause i was kinda mean. sorry)
http://www.mystic-mouse.co.uk/Wisdom_Te ... tals.htm
The most common question I am asked about crystals is do they work? The answer has to be "Yes", but they do need to be cleansed and charged correctly.
Because crystals store energy (and, when needed, release energy) it is important that the correct energy is stored within the crystal. Cleansing crystals is very easy and there are many different ways of doing it, here are a few to help you get the most out of your crystals:
It is said that the best form of cleansing a crystal is to wash it in a clear stream, just gently rub the crystal for a few minutes or until you are completely satisfied that all the negative energy has left the crystal. Then once you are satisfied you have removed the negative energy, remove the crystal from the stream and gently dry it, focusing on the positive (i.e. imagine what you want from the crystal, whether it be health, happiness, love, luck or even a better understanding of yourself as well as others).
This procedure can also be used with either sparkling, still or even tap water. Obviously you will receive more energy from stream water, as it is a more natural source and will possess greater energy because it comes from the Earth.
Sunlight is also said to be a good form of cleansing crystals, if a crystal is left in direct sunlight for a few hours it will charge up, working on a similar level as solar energy. Periodically hold the crystal in your hands and imagine removing the negative from within, then after you have done that a few times, repeat the procedure but this time focusing on the positive. This whole procedure can also be repeated at night, preferably when there is a full moon, using lunar energy.
All of these ways of energising a crystal can be combined for a better result, remembering that once you have removed the negative energy and then positively charged the crystal using the water method you can just leave it to collect solar and lunar energy.
Another way of charging crystals is to burn incense around them; the smoke that is emitted will purify the crystal while the scent will positively charge the crystal. This is a very good way of cleansing crystals and energising your house.
It is also said that burying them in dirt or soil will energise crystals, because that is where they originated. I can neither agree nor disagree with this method because every time I have tried, the crystals I buried have disappeared. This is probably because they have returned to the Earth (more than likely you have forgotten where you buried them - Ed.). This method does however seem very messy and once you dig them out (if you can find them! - Ed) you'll then have to wash them anyway.
The final most common method is to purify and charge them on crystal energy; an amethyst geode is very good for doing this. If you place your crystals inside the geode and leave them there for approx. 2 hours, or as long as is convenient, they will emerge completely energised. Another crystal that is good for cleansing is the Boji Stones. If you place the stones within the centre of your crystals and leave for a few hours (or as long as possible) the crystals will be energised.
It is also possible to cleanse and charge crystals with healing energy, so if you possess the ability to be a spiritual healer just sit for a few minutes sending your healing love and removing all the negativity. It is always good to remember that on occasions you will lose, or feel the need to give your crystals away. This is the crystals' way of telling you that you will no longer benefit from their power, or someone else will benefit more (is in greater need).
So now you know how to energize them I hope you will enjoy and experience their power to its full potential.
Love and understanding
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:33 pm
thought this would help and make up for my tree post cause i was kinda mean. sorry
You don't have to apologize for that! Everyone is allowed a bad day, or a mean post. I believe I recently had one with that ron guy...
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:04 am
#1 I am sure you just copyrited that post off another site and around here thats a big no no
#2 Thats a lot of info on how to charge crystals, but thats not what we were talking about, I wanted a Moon Garden with flowers and other sparkily things that would look pretty at night. Its because I mostly work night shifts, and Im naturally a night person.
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:44 am
#1 i gave the source.
#2 did you read anything about using lunar energy? at all?
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:14 am
just because you site the source does not make it ok to copyright authors stuff.
And yes i read about using lunar energy, but that doesn't mean anything about having a moon garden, like certain species of flowers that only bloom at night.
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:17 pm
if you charge crystals with lunar energy they may help your flowers that only bloom at night.
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:18 pm
a moon garden uses lunar energy.
"And yes i read about using lunar energy, but that doesn't mean anything about having a moon garden" ?