A benefit of having met & befriended garden magazine writers, editors, columnists, art directors and photographers is, when they’re looking for info or photos on a particular topic, they start asking around to those they know. This is the case with Kerry Ann Moore, Assistant Editor of Fine Gardening Magazine. She was here last year for Garden Walk and on occasion has been in touch on other subjects. Sometimes just to comment on her blog posts. Usually I head inquiries in the direction of a Garden Walk gardener that has a unique solution or approach to the topic proposed.
This time, it was on garden lighting. I didn’t have a handle on what other Garden Walk gardeners do for evening lighting, but I did a bunch of posts on my own garden lighting last year, you can find here. My photos from those posts were too low a resolution for print reproduction, so late last summer, I shot some hi-rez shots — just to have on hand — and they chose one of them! So here you see it as it is in the magazine (top of photo, above), as I shot it (right), and what it looks like in the daytime (below).
Fine Gardening‘s Associate Editor, Michelle Gervais, was the author of the article, titled Spice Up the Night. It’s a great article about appreciating your garden at night from the perspective of sight, sound, and scent, with simple, inexpensive tweaks. You’ll have to pick up the magazine to read the article, but it’s got a great sidebar of night-blooming and evening-scented, double-duty flowers, and a quick tip for keeping away unwanted bugs.
Are you able to enjoy your garden at night? How do you light up the night?