The evening is a special time for many people. And if you have a beautiful garden, it's even more so. Flowers are often the most eye-catching part of any garden and can be viewed in all different ways throughout the day. But at night? Now that's when they really shine! When darkness falls, an outdoor space becomes completely transformed into something magical with just the addition of a few well-placed lights. In this post, I'll share the lights you need to make your flower garden look stunning after dark!
- Christmas lights make a great addition to your garden at night!
- String them up on the roof of your house and around tree branches or shrubs.
- Because they're usually battery-operated, you'll never have to worry about any electric cords getting in the way.
- The best part is that these types of lights also come with timers so every evening you can set when they turn on - whether it's an hour before dusk or two hours after sunset. You decide how much light there will be for viewing flowers as darkness falls over your landscape! These are by far my favorite type of outdoor lighting because they give off such a warm glow without being too bright (which would disturb any wildlife that might be looking for a home in your garden).
- If you're not interested in the look of Christmas lights, try stringing up some tiny white fairy lights, which give off a soft glow and are perfect if you have an evening event planned at your house or want to add just enough light so guests can see where they're going but don't create any kind of distraction during conversation!
- Remember: always make sure all outdoor lighting is motion-activated because it's easy to forget about when it comes time to walk around after dark - especially with something like festive holiday lights on timers. You never know what surprises await underfoot!
- Make sure there isn't anything blocking the bottom of the fixture.
- If you're using a cord, make sure it's long enough - or replace it with an extension cord.
- Make sure that any light fixtures are hung at least 12" inches above ground level to protect against contact with water (especially if your garden is near a pool).
- You may need to pay extra attention when hanging lights over plants and flowers because they can be easily damaged by heat lamps or fluorescent bulbs! Try LED lights instead for their cool temperatures and natural colors. Consider painting them white so they blend in better on green leaves. Or place some of these low-profile string lights underneath the canopy of plants while leaving the foliage out of the light's reach.
- Use extension cords to plug in lights that may be far from an outlet and have them plugged into a timer or outdoor socket so they turn on at night automatically!
- Try placing some battery-operated string lights near your walkway for guests to find their way back home safely. These are also perfect if you want to enjoy your garden without disturbing other people with excess noise such as those from spotlights, gas lanterns, or bug zappers (which should not be used around plants). This will also keep party animals away who might otherwise try sneaking into your yard late at night!
- You can use a timer or outdoor socket to create a beautiful ambiance in your garden while also conserving energy!
- Place plants that are fragrant such as lavender, jasmine, lilies, and tiger lily around the perimeter of your garden so it smells nice for guests approaching from afar.
- Plant succulents with low-maintenance requirements between flagstones or pavers on walkways to make them look like they're naturally growing there.
- For an atmosphere that's reminiscent of Halloween time (without the scary pumpkins), place orange lights among spooky-looking plants and use yellow lights to highlight vines.
- If you have a pond in your garden, put out floating candles for maximum ambiance!
- If you're looking for a more classic look, place tea lights or LED votives on the ground in rectangular patterns to create an elegant and refined vibe.
You can also use outdoor string lighting as decoration! Use them year-round by switching out your bulbs with white ones during the winter months.
If you live near snow-covered mountains or woods, surround yourself with cedar trees so that it feels like Christmas all of the time!
For those who love warm hues but don't want to spend too much money on energy bills (or if they just don't have access), try using low voltage light strings--they're easier than ever before because they are battery-powered.
Another way to incorporate the outside into your home is through window displays! Place some low-lying plants, like ivy or ferns near a large window and dress them with tea lights. This will help bring in natural light while also giving you an excuse for potted plants that won't fit inside of your house.
You can find inexpensive string lighting at Home Depot--just make sure it's rated UL approved before purchasing!
-Combining candles and flowers creates a warm atmosphere that could be perfect for any occasion--whether it be romantic dinners or inviting soirees where guests arrive by carriage.
Using candles is a great way to incorporate outdoor light fixtures. The solar-powered string lights are the best example of this because they're easy for you--not your guests and neighbors!
Another key tip is to use all types of candle holders, from basic votives in glasses or vases on your dinner table to more elaborate arrangements like crystal glassware that reflects light beautifully. Be sure to have some spare tea lights nearby so you can quickly replace ones when they burn out.
Lastly, it's important not to forget about fire safety while using these candles at night. Always make sure there's an empty space between anything flammable and any lit candle and never leave them unattended.
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