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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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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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Black Vegetable Gardens

For those who appreciate the unique beauty of a black Victorian garden or gothic garden you may wish to carry over the theme to include a black vegetable garden. Black vegetables are those that are so dark purple or red in color that they almost appear to be black. They provide the unique, dark look […]

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Tomatoes ‘Black Cherry,’ ‘Black Plum’ and ‘Black’

Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about planting the garden. Tomatoes are a garden staple and perfect for adding to salads and complimenting sandwiches and many other dishes. With so many tomato varieties to choose from, sometimes it can be hard to decide which ones to plant. This year, why not try […]

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Black Aztec Corn

Black Aztec Corn has a very long history as it is known to have been grown by the ancient Aztecs as far back as 2,000 years ago. It was first introduced into the seed trade and made its appearance in the seed company catalogs in the 1860’s and is considered to be a heritage or […]

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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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