There is something magical about the hours between the end of day and beginning of night. It’s as if Mother Nature is beckoning you to explore her beautiful world outside your door. John Keats once wrote “A thing of beauty is a joy forever“, but when it comes to a specific genre of night-blooming perennials a thing of beauty is only a joy in the evening. By intermingling some of these plants amongst your other garden favorites and integrating an automated lighting system, a new mystical version of your backyard will simply appear as night approaches.
During this period of enchantment, the most extraordinary happenings can occur in the landscape you thought you knew so well. The interplay of light and shadows is enticing, highlighting the very plants that were taken for granted in the light of day, when only the loudest and lively colors garnered attention. As evening approaches, the “moon garden” plants emerge and begin to glow softly, and all of a sudden, pale yellow, cream, and silvery white rule the garden as blossoms of deeper hues are now banished to the shadows.
Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville and Western North Carolina custom design an outdoor lighting system that will ensure the magical transformation of your home’s surroundings as the veil of night drifts into place. We use soft, intimate, garden, patio, and pathway lighting to add depth, texture and dimension to the various flowers and plants throughout your yard and garden. During the day the brightly colored blossoms naturally pop against their lush green foliage backdrop. And, while white flowers show off their classic beauty in the sunlight, they will positively glow in the subtle illumination we custom design for your landscape. Imagine Fragrant Columbine glowing in the moonlight-like luster of a path light as its creamy white flowers permeate the night air with a rich honeysuckle aroma, or the ever sloughing mottled trunks of the Crepe Myrtle appearing almost regal with up lighting to accentuate and add drama to its graceful natural formed limbs and lacy blossom clusters.
The ambiance of your outdoor living areas can be further enhanced with the addition of white showy blossoms, bright foliage plants and night-blooming varieties of flowers and plants that practically beg to be cast in the warm glow of exterior lighting which include:
Plants with white showy bloom varieties – Lilacs, Hydrangeas, Dianthus, Camellia, Rhododendrons, Oriental Poppy & White Forsythia.
Night-blooming and night-fragrant plants – Honeysuckle, Clematis, Angel’s Trumpets, Evening Stock, Tuberose, Japanese Wisteria, Evening Primrose, Moon Frolic Daylilies, Night Gladiolus, Mock Orange and Flowering Tobacco.
Bright Foliage Plants – Silver Licorice, Lamb’s Ears, Hosta, Dusty Miller, Russian Sage, Silver Artemisia and Silver Sage.
The aesthetic appeal of garden and landscape outdoor lighting is powerful, enabling you to utilize your property to its full potential. By filling dark shadows with warm light and spotlighting stepping-stones and pathways, your garden and surrounding areas become your evening outdoor living environment casting an almost magical spell on its inhabitants.
Other benefits of landscape and garden lighting include:
- Amplified curb appeal for your home
- Increased security and safety, while creating ambiance
- Displaying your creativity
- Increased energy efficiency by choosing low-voltage landscape and garden lighting such as our LED lighting will save you money in operational costs
Are you ready for such a transformation of your property? A well-lit landscape and garden area is the ultimate finishing touch to make your home and grounds stunningly beautiful at night. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville and Western North Carolina today, and let us help you create a new mystical version of your backyard for you to enjoy night after night. (864) 292-00022 or visit us at greenville.outdoorlights.com.