Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring - How to Halloweenify your Garden

Spring is the reverse of Fall.  The weather is warming, instead of cooling, plants are bursting forth with new growth, instead of sheading their leaves.  It's a beautiful time of year.

I've been itching to get my garden into shape again.  It needs a lot of TLC, since I deprived it most of the winter.  Of course, I love to pair my love for gardening, with my love of all things Halloween and I've found quite a few ways to do this :)

First of all, I've collected quite a few intresting and dark plants over the years.

Black Calla lilies
 Black pepper plants
Black Crype Myrtle

I've also collected some pretty cool garden decor.

Old, weathered looking cross.  It didn't come with the crack, but after having fallen over a few times, it developed one, which I think gives it even more characeter :)

Frankie, the gargoyle.  I just absolutly love him :)

I've even tried my hand at growing pumpkins, but I've always been defeated by vine boarers =(  I did get a few small ones :)

A quick online search for gothic garden decor, can be very dangerous for my or any other gothic/Halloween lover's check book!  There are a ton of cool things out there :)  Here are a few that I found:

Found these cool guys on Etsy
I think they'd look neat sticking out of some ground covering vines :)
Human Skull Fragments Set two 2 Macabre Gothic Home Garden Decor Brown Haunt Halloween Prop Witchcraft Horror Oddities Bone Strange Weird

These are on Etsy too.
Very fun!
Zombies Chasing Victims Set of 4 Steel  Metal Garden Art
(This particular shop is full of fun gothic garden stuff)

Toscano has a bunch of gargoyles and other great fatasy type statues.  Prices are varied and depend on the size of the statue.
The Zombie of Montclaire Moors Statue
"The Creeper from the Grave" Statue 
Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture 

And then there are always the DIY projects floating around on the web.

Here's one that I really want to do :)

Final Graveyard 1 Mini.jpg

Herb Graveyard

One could always put a whole skelly in their garden, like Chris Davis, of Davis Graveyard.  I just love how the vines weave their way through the skeleton's frame.

For year round gothic garden ideas, you can always follow
The Haunted Gardens blog, which is updated year round with interesting plants and other haunted garden ideas :)
Now get out there and get your hands in the dirt!
Happy Garden Haunting!


  1. I love those zombie garden stakes and the herb graveyard! I am so ready to get gardening again. Today hardly feels like the first day of spring in Wisconsin! It's 30 degrees and there's still lots of snow on the ground. Hopefully, by April it will be a different story!

  2. I have a black Crepe I just need to find some black lilies. Never seen them before. I love to landscape almost as much as I like Halloween so this post was right up my alley!

  3. I love the guy crawling out of the mulch!
    Last year I saw BLACK petunias, the petal perfectly resembled black velvet. When I went back to get a pack they were gone. I'm on the look out this year!