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Orrington, MAINE USA

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Princeton, MAINE USA

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Velcome to the Garden

With black fingernails, Gothic gardeners pluck out pinks and yellows. Must be the season of the witch.


That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do

Ivan Albright, 1955

Art Institute, Chicago

In a rare tribute to gloomy flowers, the Winfield (Kansas) Daily Courier reports on goth garden trends. If you’ve had it with cherubs, consider a few gargoyles and a moon vine.

The article mentions dark rose varieties, iron gates, and flourescent night bloomers. I’m especially fond of black hollyhocks (thank you, gimpytwice, for the seed) and all types of brugmansia and datura. At my local garden store one datura variety, shiny purple as eggplant, landed on the sale shelf recently, its leaves all pocked with bugbites. To newly Gothic eyes,  blemishes are better. Think I’ll go down and see it it’s still available.

What’s Gothic in your garden this season?

Posted by Julie on 10/30 at 10:34 AM
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