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

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Hyacinth, Dark Dimension

The Hyacinth, Dark Dimension is a striking perennial that features eight to twelve inch flower spikes adorned with very dark, deep purple, densely clustered, star-shaped florets. These beautiful flowers are so dark that they appear almost black in color, with deep purple accents on the edges of the petals. The Dark Dimension is an extremely […]

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New Kinetic Wind Spinners for 2016

Adding kinetic wind spinners to your garden can make it truly interesting. With movement, color and artistry, wind sculptures catch the wind and turn it into art. They are the perfect complement to beautiful flowers and plants, and can also be combined with lighting to make your garden shine during evenings or late at night. […]

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Planning Out a Fairy Garden

Updated for 2017 Fairy gardens are a cute and decorative way to add a touch of whimsy to any home or garden. They are a fun way to let your imagination and creativity run wild, while creating something beautiful at the same time. A fairy garden can be in a designated area in your yard, […]

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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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Bowles Black Viola: The Perfect Black Flower

Before starting with your gothic garden project you need to know and consider a lot of things. These include the types of plants and flowers to plant in the garden, the different types of accessories which will complement with theme, and other accent pieces which will help tie up the whole idea. Dark and mysterious […]

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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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Starter Seed Packs for Your Fairy Garden & Other Specialty Gardens

It’s that time of year to begin thinking about planting a garden this spring for summer and fall enjoyment. If you plan on starting your plants from seeds, now that danger of the last frost has passed in most areas, it’s time to get started. Garden In The Koop starter seed kits have everything you […]

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Black Star Calla Lily

The Black Star Calla Lily, or Zantedeschia , has a very dark reddish black color on its funnel shaped flowers, as well as a very dark stem. Of all the calla lilies, it is the only one with a reddish burgundy colored trim on the edges of the leaves. This black flower looks very striking […]

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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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Sempervivum ‘Crimson Velvet’ Hen and Chicks

Sempervivum ‘Crimson Velvet’ (Hen and Chicks) is a type of hardy cactus/succulent that originated in the United Kingdom. It features dark red leaves that are covered in a fine layer of “fuzz” that resembles down or velvet, giving it the name of Crimson Velvet. The leaves grow in such a way that they form tiny […]

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