I'm still planning a small black-and-white garden so whenever I find some kind of black flower, I want it. These black pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) caught my eye and would work really well to border the bed. I love the tiny little purple and yellow throat with just a dot of white.
Today I sowed a flat of the pansy seeds, using an old wooden crate that some clementines came in. It's a great size that fits well on my greenhouse shelves. The seeds should germinate in 10-20 days.