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Halloween-Themed Plants

by Corey

Plants, like trees, are our “breathing buddies.”

They help clean the air, creating a healthier home (and outdoor) environment.

But around Halloween, they can help set a boo-tiful mood. Try a festive centerpiece, decorative Halloween “tree”, Halloween garden, or simply enjoy learning some of their ghoulishly fun names.

Look for foliage in colors such as black, red, deep purples, orange, yellow and of course, green. Find shapes (inspect foliage, stems and roots) that are twisted, gnarled, spiky or otherwise creepy.

Try incorporating:

  • Purple Ghost
  • Sister Ghost
  • Red Spider
  • Bloodgood
  • Witches Broom
  • Skeleton Key
  • Devil’s Nettle
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Blood Lilly
  • Witch Hazel
  • Liverwort
  • Eyeball Plant
  • Spider Plant
  • Miss Willmott’s Ghost
  • Bloody Butcher

Learn more about medicinal plants and those thought to contain magical powers. Plant a garden to make your own “witches brews” for spells, potions and ointments. Make b-witching brooms from elements growing (or once growing) in your garden or yard.

Experiment with making dyes to die for with the root of the Wildflower Bloodroot, which has red sap.

Or, keep vampires out with a garden of garlic and witches at bay with flowers the color of the sun.

For more spooktacular plant ideas, click here, here or here.

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.


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