How to Maintain a Moon Garden

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi. This is Yolanda Vanveen, on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we are talking about moon gardens and in this segment, we are going to talk about how to maintain your moon garden. You've selected all of the plants and you have put them in their groups and they are growing. But what do I do? What do I do after they are done blooming? Do I just ignore it? Do I take care of it? I have a very simple rule. I add compost every fall, and if it's brown, I cut the plants down. If it's green, I leave it be. So, saying that, that's pretty much all you have to do. Every spring, I go through and cut out all the dead foliage from winter. At the end of Spring, I'll cut out all the dead foliage from the Spring blooming plants. In the summer, I'll cut out the foliage if it's brown and the flowers that are brown from my summer blooming plants. Outside of that, I really don't do anything else. Once in a while, a plant will be really crowded and it will start taking over the moon garden. So, you can divide it and put it in different areas or give it away to a friend. That's always easy to do and a lot of times, people are really excited. So, when you maintain your moon garden, all you have to do is watch it bloom and take all the brown stuff out. Outside of that, you just leave it be. Once in a while, I'll get a plant in my moon garden that will just show up that I know I didn't plant, that will be bright red. Well, what do I do with it. Well, you know, it's your moon garden. You can leave the red in it, or you can dig it up and start a new red garden, or you can put it in your mixed color garden or put it in a container and enjoy it in a front entryway. In the next segment, we will talk about how to choose plants for your moon garden.