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Colors of Garden - Black | by Benson - Swedish Design

Colors of Garden - Black

Perhaps you want to decorate your garden with a sea of rainbow colors? Would you like to keep it classic and stylish with simple colors?
Whatever you choose to decorate your garden with, we're going to go through several different colors of flowers and plants in these articles, and we hope you'll find something that fits perfectly in just your garden. To keep your garden in tip-top condition, we also recommend products such as our secateurshoesplanting spade, weeding tool and scissors.

The hoe, planting spade and weeding tool are also available in a convenient and attractive set.

Today we are going for the color black. Dark flowers and plants can bring a gothic feel to the garden, and black is an unbelievably attractive and classy color. However most flowers and plants in black are typically not entirely black, but instead come in various shades of for instance dark purples, reds and blues. If you do not want only black flowers, black is also the ideal color to make the other colors pop out better. The possibilities for your garden are infinite, and the best part is that you can try different ones every year. Below is a small list of some ideas for creating your black and gothic garden!

Tulip 'Queen of Night' - Tulipa gesneriana
Is a deep dark red in color, black in multiple lights. The tulip stands about 50-75 cm tall, and blossoms in May. The tulip likes to rebloom, and it thrives best in sunnier locations where the beautiful, dark color shifts can also be clearly observed.

Violet 'Molly Sanderson' - Viola × williamsii
Violets have many uses, and they make excellent ground covers, border plants or potted plants. The 'Molly Sanderson' strain is jet black, and appears to be almost like velvet. The violet stands about 20 cm tall, which makes it a very small but stunningly gorgeous flower that can have a wide range of uses in your garden. Flowers best in sun to partial shade.

Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic' - Hyacinthus orientalis
Blooms in a jet black color when outdoors, but becomes more of a dark purple when indoors. Hyacinths have a powerful scent, and will produce stunning flowers. 'Midnight Mystic' is a rare one, and can be hard to come by, but it is certainly worth it as this hyacinth is the perfect black flower for a gothic garden. It will grow to about 25 cm tall and will do well in sun to partial shade.

Hollyhock 'Nigra' - Alcea rosea
This beautiful hollyhock is an unbelievably dark shade of red and reaches between 140-200 cm tall on average, depending on where it grows. The hollyhock is great for climbing, and can frame a house, fence or plank in a fabulous way. Hollyhocks prefer the sun, and they flower from June to September.

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