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Sooty Sweet William

Dianthus barabatus, commonly known as Sooty Sweet William, is an easy to care for biennial plant that is self seeding. A popular choice in cottage gardens, this plant also works well in a gothic garden because of the purplish black foliage and dark maroon or black flowers that bloom in clusters for several weeks during the growing season. The removal of flowers that are done blooming will … [Read More...]

Black Mourning Bride, Scabiosa atropurpurea

Scabiosa atropurpurea, commonly know as Black Mourning Bride, is a plant native to the Mediterranean. Black Mourning Bride has been cultivated in southern Europe since the year 1629 , and came to the United States during Colonial times and was popular among the Victorian people. This plant grows very quickly and the fragrant flowers work well to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees to … [Read More...]

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Black Flowers Perennials

Queen of the Night Tulip

The Queen of the Night Tulip, or black tulip, is actually a deep maroon color that appears black in certain lighting. As one of the almost black flowers available today, this one makes a great addition to any garden, especially one with a gothic theme. Even the name gives this flower a certain mystique, perfect for a gothic setting. This virtually black tulip is the product of many years of … [Read More...]

Planting Bulbs

As the days of summer begin to wind down and the kids go back to school, it's time to start thinking about fall planting. If you've been thinking about planting bulbs that will bloom into beautiful flowers next spring, now is the time to start making some decisions about which plants to add. For those interested in a less traditional garden, such as a Gothic garden, there are several black flowers … [Read More...]

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Garden Design Ideas

Metal Garden Benches

A metal garden bench not only adds a convenient place to sit while in your yard, garden, or patio, but also adds interest and is a perfect additional to the overall outdoor decor. Wrought iron garden benches can withstand years of being out in the weather and is a good investment that will add character […]

Famous Fairy Gardens

As children, we all liked to believe in the tiny, winged mythical creatures known as fairies. Fairies are described as legendary mythical beings that originated in European folklore. They are also described as a form of spirit, or as being supernatural, preternatural, or metaphysical. Most of dismiss fairies as something made up, but yet fun […]

How to Create a Gothic Garden

When planning how to create a gothic garden, there are some things to keep in mind that will help to create that dark, mysterious, and even magical look you’re seeking. A gothic garden requires a few different elements to really make it work. This includes the plants you choose and how you arrange them, as […]

Enjoy Moonlight Gardens at Night

When most people think of their outdoor garden, they likely think of sunny days and enjoying their yard in the daytime hours. While experiencing your garden in the daylight is wonderful, there is no need to limit your enjoyment of your yard and garden area to the daylight hours. What if there was a way […]

Grow a Halloween Garden

If you have a green thumb and are interested in creating a garden a little out of the ordinary, consider planting a Halloween garden. If you already have a gothic garden, you’re already more than halfway there, as adding some accent pieces and perhaps a few additional plants that bloom at night will make your […]

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Gothic Garden Decor

Create a Gothic Garden Theme with Gothic Dragon Gargoyles

Are you planning to create a gothic garden and provide excitement to your outdoor space? A beautiful garden often provides a good place for relaxation especially during summer when the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Share your beautiful and attractive garden with friends and family. This can also add attraction to your home as […]

Gothic Garden Arbor

If you are planning on creating a gothic garden, or already have one established, there is nothing else that adds quite the same amount of character to the garden as a gothic garden arbor. The arbor will give the outdoor space a touch of historic charm and add to the mysterious feel of the space, […]

Wrought Iron Baker’s Racks

A baker’s rack is typically thought of as a handy piece of furniture for use in the kitchen to hold everything from canisters, to cook books, to other items generally found in the kitchen area. However, a baker’s rack can also be used for purposes other than the kitchen. Consider using a heavy duty wrought […]

Create a Fairy Village in Your Garden and Experience Whimsy and Magic

A garden is a good home improvement which can add curb appeal and increase property value. If you want to create something unique then you might want to consider following a garden theme. One interesting way to add excitement to your garden is to choose a fairy theme. Create a fairy village in a gothic […]

Gothic Gardens and Black Flowers

One of the biggest trends in gardening is the development of dark hued flowers, even black flowers, although many of the so called black flowers are actually dark purples, and dark reds.  Whether you are looking to completely fill a garden with these dark lovelies, or just want to add some depth to a garden […]

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