Paula Atwell

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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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Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden

With one of the newest and most fashionable garden trends, creating gardens full of lovely black and dark purple flowers, a new guide has come along that will help you getting started making a gothic garden or just adding several accent plants to your existing garden. These dark lovelies are naturally black or dark purple, […]

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What Makes the Black Devil Pansy Ideal for Gothic Gardens?

A Black Devil Pansy is a plant with black flowers that have a yellow center surrounded by pure black petals. The cold hardiness of this biennial flower allows it to grow in just about any location in the United States. Once this plant has established in the flowerbed in early spring then the new plants […]

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Adorable Touch of Nature Fairy Garden Furniture

A fairy garden can be a cute designated spot within a regular garden area, or can have its own designated area such as a container. With pint sized plants and miniature furnishings and accessories, a fairy garden is about as cute as it gets. Both children and adults love these tiny fantasy gardens that add […]

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