Okay, I was going to write about the Birds and Butterflies class today but all this morning, all I have heard about is how today 6/6/06. As a former Goth, I have to say something about Gothic Gardening. I will be writing about the Birds and Butterflies tomorrow.
But more about Gothic Gardening. How to make your garden beautiful and deadly or creepy. What Fun!
The original site “Gothic Gardening”, of early internet fame along the lines of the dancing hamsters, is gone (and has been replaced by a domain squatter 🙁 ), which is too bad because it was a fun site. But through the magic of the internet and archive.org, you can still see the old gothic gardening site.
If you don’t have room in your garden to dedicate to a gothic garden theme, you can always do tabletop gothic gardening with this odd, little Graveyard Garden.
This terrarium garden contains Moonflower, Sensitive Plant, Dragon Tree, Black Dragon Coleus and Aloe.
All very interesting, but all of those plants get to be a pretty good size. I am not sure you could grow it on a table top for long. You may be better off starting these plants in the terrarium and then moving them out into the garden later.
If wicked gardens are not your thing but you still want to do a bit of gothic gardening, there is always combining a bit of guerilla gardening with gothic gardening.
There are hundreds of historical cemeteries or deserving but forgotten headstones that need a little gardening TLC. Get a group together to help clear weeds and plants flowers at a cemetery near you.
6/6/06 only happens once a century but then again, so does 5/5/05 and 7/7/07. Hmmm… 7/7/07, maybe I should book a trip to Vegas next year.