Paula Atwell

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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Add Mystery to Your Garden with this Gothic Figure

Every gothic garden needs some mystery, and what could be more mysterious than this mysterious gothic figure wandering through your garden. Who hasn’t heard stories of wizened elders so attuned to nature that even the wind seems to whisper to them its secrets? Artist Liam Manchester draws on these tales to bring us the powerful […]

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Container Gardening on Your Patio

If you love to garden but happen to have limited outdoor space to work with, you don’t have to sacrifice your love of growing plants. When space is limited, take advantage of container gardening to turn your patio, balcony, or small outdoor space into a beautiful growing space. Many types of flowers, fruits, vegetables, climbing […]

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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 […]

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New Black Plants for 2015

Black flowers and plants are a gardener’s dream, especially to those growing a gothic garden or a Victorian black garden. While no flower is truly black in color, some varieties come so close with their deep, rich shades of burgundies, reds, and purple hues that they appear black. Here we take a look at some […]

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Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, more commonly known as Black Mondo Grass, is a small evergreen perennial that provides stunning contrast to the garden or container planting. This plant produces a dense, purplish-black grass-like foliage that looks great in borders, edgings, and as part of a mixed container planting. Because of its stunning dark color, Black Mondo […]

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Japanese Black Pumpkin – Kabocha

The Japanese Black Pumpkin, also known as Kabocha, is a globe shaped fruit that has a very dark black-green skin and a brilliant yellowish- orange flesh. It is a type of squash and the inside looks very similar to a regular orange pumpkin, while the texture and flavor of the flesh resembles that of a […]

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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, […]

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Black Lily

Black flowers add a touch of mystery and elegance to any garden or floral arrangement in which they are placed. While there are no flowers that are a true black in color, some come so close due to their deep. rich red or purple tones, that they actually appear black. The Black Lily is no […]

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Best Kindle Garden Books

The Kindle from Amazon is a popular eReader device that allows users to download book purchases to the device where they can read them just as they would a traditional book. Downloaded books can also be shared among various devices. There is even a free Kindle reading app available for use on Apple, Windows, and […]

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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 […]

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