Halloween Themed Plants for the Garden

The Houston Chronicle

Halloween decorations are often thrown out after the day has passed, or at best are simply used for a couple weeks each year. Why not decorate with something that will last by planting some plants from the dark side...

Kathy Huber of The Houston Chronicle has put together a collection of plants with a dark side using a book by Paul Bonnie's Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden.

The Bat Flower (Tacca chantrieri, pictured above) is native to the jungles of Thailand but available online.

Other dark picks include black tulips, chocolate cosmos, black violas and even black elephant ears. Paul Boonie's book includes 75 "dark" choices for the garden adding depth, elegance and a little spook.

Do you have any black plants in your garden? Tell us!

Photo Credit: 'Bat Flower'© Judy White/GardenPhotos.com

Via The Houston Chronicle

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