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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 Dragon Coleus

Black Dragon Coleus is a great plant to grow if you are looking for something that adds intensely deep colored foliage to a shady location in your garden space. This is a very showy annual that adds the perfect dramatic touch to borders or container plantings. With its deep reddish and intense purple, almost black […]

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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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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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Victorian Black Gardens

Back in Victorian and Edwardian periods, black flowers were highly sought after by many gardeners. The interest in “black flowers” is still alive and well today, and a Victorian black garden can be a dramatic addition to any yard or landscape design. While easy enough to grow, some planning is required in order to make […]

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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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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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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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Black Barlow Columbine is Gothic in Appearance

A great addition to any gothic garden is the Aquilegia vulgaris var stellata, or Black Barlow Columbine.  Black Barlow Columbine not only is black to deep purple, but it also has spiky petals that add to its gothic appearance. To get the best results with Black Barlow Columbine, grow plants in partial shade, but where […]

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