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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Centaurea Cyanus Black Ball Cornflower

Centaurea Cyanus, also known as the Black Ball Cornflower, is a hardy annual double flowered plant that grows easily from seed. Black Ball Cornflowers have a rich maroon or almost deep chocolate color that makes them appear almost black in certain lighting conditions. The dark blooms have a roundish appearance that resembles a pincushion and […]

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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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Penny Black Nemophila Looks Like it is Wearing a Tuxedo

Gothic High Class Dressy Black Bloom If you are looking for a lovely black ground hugging flower to cover an area or to mix in with your other garden blooms, one of the classiest looking black flowers is the Penny Black Nemophila,  Nemophila menziesii. The Penny Black is an excellent choice for ground cover, container […]

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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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Garden Witchery: Magick from the Ground Up

If you are thinking about planting a gothic garden, fairy garden, or moonlight garden, but don’t know where to start, reading the informative book, Garden Witchery: Magick from the Ground Up, is a great way to begin. This book is authored by Ellen Dugan, the “Garden Witch”, who is also a psychic-clairvoyant as well as […]

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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 […]

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