Kat Von D’s garden has black flowers only — and it’s gorgeous
Kat Von D. is known for many things: her tattoos, her tireless work defending animals, and her bold make-up line to name a few. You can add “killer green thumb” to her list of talents, because if you’ve been paying attention to her Instagram feed lately, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the most magical backyard garden, ever.
Von D actually calls it a “black thumb” — and when you see her garden you’ll get why. Her entire garden is filled with black flowers and foliage — and it’s strikingly beautiful.
Here’s a black sunflower, ready to bloom.
Look who's come out to say hi this morning! From my black garden: Black Dhalia 🖤 Just read the neatest article about this specific flower and it's meaning. As many of you might already know, flowers have been associated w meaning for ages [aka pink roses represent admiration, white rose = sincerity, purity and yellow rose = friendship]. In the Victorian era, Black Dahlias [unlike most mourning flowers] represented a good wish for a couple + commitment. 🖤 *side note: the Dahlia is also the national flower of Mexico, and was actually given its name by the director of the Royal Gardens of Madrid in honor of his fellow botanist: Andrew Dahl. 🖤 #gothgardening #blackflower
A black Dhalia, which Von D notes represents “a good wish for a couple and commitment.”
From my black garden: Black "FloraMia Nero" vine. 🖤 Same family as the "black heart" vine I posted a little while back, but these guys have tiny lavender trumpets that bloom every now and then. If you can look past the lavander flowers, this vine is perfect for your black garden! 😉🖤 #gothgardening #blackthumb #blackplant
Black vine to accentuate your #gothgarden.
Here she is standing by her giant black sunflowers, when they were still waiting to bloom.
From my black garden: Giant Mammoth Black Sunflower 🖤 This is the first bloom that I've been tall enough to reach for a photo. As she grows, her petals will become an even richer black, and she already has two little buds hiding behind her right now! #blackflower #gothgardening #thisisworthallthedirtundermyfingernails
And here is one in all its glory.
Bet you never knew you wanted a goth garden until now.