Monday, April 18, 2011

Full Moon of April

I was actually up when the Moon of April became full. Why, I am not sure. One thing led to another and before I knew it, it was in the wee hours of the morning. I do like these hours. Cool, quiet and lit by the iridescence of the Moon.

I recently had an idea to put together a Wild Flower Full Moon Garden Seed Mix.

Here is a couple of pictures of how I put it together in a bundle and in a tiny terra cotta pot to send to my niece Emelia and her children, and to my sister, Megan. I am hoping that they will "test run" the planting of a Wild Flower Full Moon Garden along with me.

I couldn't resist showing the seed mix with my gardenias. I have a tree that is almost 30 years old and came to live here Under the Florida Maples from an apartment we used to live in. But that's another story....

Well, I wanted to plant my own Wild Flower Full Moon Garden. So I made my own Full Moon Wild Flower Seed Mix.

The white moons are paper mache with seeds added to the back. The larger icons also have seeds added. I have made goddesses; larger moons, hands of Fatima; fairy wings; and a Green Tara (healing garden). The tiny blue moons are paper mache tinted with blue food coloring. There are also terra cotta moons. I added henna designs on the tiny pieces of sea glass I have collected and added various beads and star sequins to give the mix a moonlight quality.

So, with seed mix in hand, by the light of the Full Moon of April,

I headed down the moon lighted pathway. A pair of screech owls called to each other among the pine branches along the path.

I came to a terra cotta pot already prepared.

I sprinkled my Full Moon Wild Flower Seed Mix over the soil, covered with about 1/8 inch of soil and watered.

I can't wait to see what flowers will come alive to reach for the light of Moon.

With some experimenting, I hope to have these little seed mixes available for purchase on Etsy. I think they would make great gifts!


April Moon, Pink Moon



  1. What a great idea! Very romantic and magical.

    My husband was commenting on the beauty of the moon last night. I'll have to make sure I see it tonight.


  2. What a clever idea, Brianne! I love moon gardens ... they are so very romantic ... all white blooms that open under the spell of the moons glow. Victorians were intrigued with them. I love the notion of tiptoeing under the nocturnal sky only to sew a few seeds! I shall look forward to this item in your shop!

    Your gardenia blooms look heavenly ... they are so prefectly sculpted by nature! How fortunate you are to be able to enjoy them ...

  3. Dear Brianne,
    Oh what a lovely concept..a moon garden! I love it! My fella and I were outside gazing at the beautiful moon this weekend...there is so much beauty and magic in our world. We have so much to be grateful about. Anyhow..I'll be shipping your pretty frame tomorrow. I do hope you like it!
    Have a most blissful eve and rest of the week!

  4. What an amazing post and creation! I love your moon mix. A moon garden with all the symbology and intention within your mix would be enchanting.