March 2020—Spring is calling us outside to take solace in the garden. When deciding what to plant together and, later, put in a vase together, choosing a cutting garden kit simplifies the process. We are particularly taken with the new Moonlight cutting garden collection from Plover, a chorus of soft whites and chartreuse greens curated by Sarah Blasi, a flower farmer and floral designer who owns Selva Floral in Portland.
Once grown, this pale garden is intended to glow softly by the light of the moon, like Vita Sackville-West’s famous all-white garden at Sissinghurst Castle in the U.K., planted in 1950. (Read more on the virtues of night gardens here.) Better still, you can harvest the flowers and foliage to create your own designer-inspired floral arrangements.
For this garden, Blasi chose a ‘L’Ancresse’ dahlia tuber and seeds for ‘Madame Butterfly Ivory’ snapdragons, ‘Fama White’ pincushion flower, ‘Oklahoma White’ zinnias, and ‘Ocean Pearls’ corn cockle. Available for preorder now, Plover will ship the kits mid-April, wrapped in a tea towel along with a garden design plan and detailed growing instructions. All proceeds from the sale of Plover cutting garden collections curated by Blasi, including Moonlight and Cherry Caramel, benefit the nonprofit Friends of Trees (friendsoftrees.org).
Moonlight Cutting Garden Collection, $49 (or $22 without dahlia tuber); ploverorganic.com
By Terri Robertson | Photography courtesy of Plover
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