About Paula Atwell

Paula Atwell is a freelance writer who admires beautiful flowers and a good cup of coffee in the morning.

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Black Nigra Hollyhock (Alcea rosea): Perfect Bloom for a Gothic Garden

Do you want to create a garden which will stand out from the rest but definitely not the conventional type you see in most homes? If you are looking for excitement in your garden then a gothic theme might do perfectly well for you. This is not your usual ever-blooming garden of happiness. A gothic […]

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Black Dahlia Flowers

Although truly black flowers do not actually exist in nature, there are some that are so dark that they appear to be black in color. Take for instance, the Black Dahlia. When someone refers to a flower as a Black Dahlia, there is a good chance that are actually speaking of the dark red or […]

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Stepping Stones | How to Add Them to Your Garden

Stepping stones can be used to add interesting walkways to your landscape or garden, for decorative purposes, or as a tribute or memorial for a special loved one or pet who has passed. Stepping stones can be purchased from a variety of retailers in the lawn and garden section or can even be made as […]

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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 […]

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Handmade Garden Markers

This is the time of year to start thinking about planting the annual garden. Adding decorative accents to the garden space enhances the look and feel of your yard and landscaping. In the case of garden markers, not only can they be decorative, but also useful to help you identify your plants and seedlings as […]

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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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Tropaeolum minus Black Nasturtium

Tropaeolum minus, commonly known as Black Nasturtium, is a trailing flower that can be used for climbing or as a ground cover, and is almost black in color. Nicknamed “Black Velvet”, this annual flower prefers to be planted in areas with full sun and in well drained soil. This is also a good flower choice […]

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Miniature Garden Trolls for Your Garden

If you are looking to create a whimsical or gothic style garden, you probably realize that accessories can add just as much to the theme as the plants and landscaping choices. A well placed gargoyle, trellis, or other statuary can really make your garden pop. For a gothic theme, consider adding some mischievous garden trolls […]

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Black Peony Papaver Paeoniflorum: Beautiful Stunning Blooms

A carefully planned and well executed gothic garden will provide you a great outdoor space which can help enhance the beauty and market value of your property. Although not commonly used in many homes, a gothic garden can bring excitement, attention, and curb appeal. There are several steps you need to take in order to […]

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Tips For Buying A Garden Hoe Or Rake

Buying gardening tools is not always an easy thing to do because of the wide array of the gardening tools available in the current markets. However, having some tips in mind is one good way of making the process of purchasing the right tools less tedious. When buying a garden hoe or a garden rake, […]

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