How to Create a Goth Garden

Goth Gardening and a Goth Garden suggests the fascination with cemeteries and death. Themes of death and decay dictate the use of black and dark purple plants. A Goth Garden lets you explore your inner dark side with tombstones, gargoyles, flickering lights, cobwebs and drama. 

Best new roses for your garden

Rose bushes are the queens of the garden. As garden royalty, roses have a knack for making themselves the center of attention. Sometimes all it takes is a single rose at the peak of bloom to draw our gaze.  Because of their size, rose bushes stand out above lawns, groundcovers and flower beds.  Roses come in a stunning variety of colors, shapes and sizes, and every year new varieties arrive to steal the…

Flowers and flowering plants add color and pizzazz to gardens

Want to add color to your garden? Plant flowers! There are hundreds of varieties of flowering plants available from websites, mailorder catalogs and local garden centers. In addition to the old favorites, there are always new varieties of flowering perennials, annuals and shrubs that practically demand a spot in your yard and garden.  These beauties will thrive in a variety of growing conditions, and…

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Randy Schultz

Content Editor

Randy Schultz is the Content Editor of He is a Master Gardener and a long-time member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Write to him at


Jessica Wood


Jessica aka Frugal Garden Gal is an avid gardener and garden writer based in Colorado Springs, CO. She has over 10 years in the garden industry, and is a self-described horticulture nerd and plant addict. Jessica shares her eco- and budget-friendly gardening tips at   


Ellen Zachos


Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging, and she co-hosts the Plantrama podcast ( Ellen writes about wild foods at and has created an online course for beginning foragers.

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