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If you work away from home during the day, evening may be the best time for you to enjoy your garden. Why not plant a garden specifically for twilight pleasure? This free-form plot is designed to snuggle up to a deck or patio. Flowers in pale shades and silvery foliage glow in the dwindling light, while floral perfumes scent the evening air. If a fence or trellis is nearby, plant it with annual moonflower vines to complete the romantic effect. This garden combines shade-loving perennials, placed under the birch tree, with perennials for sun, such as the aster, artemisia, and veronica.