A Gallery of Garden Shed Ideas

Add storage to your garden with personalized style. Our gallery of garden shed ideas shows you how.

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Gardening Tips for Renters

Want to bring more green to your house or apartment? Using a few easy, inexpensive techniques, <a href="http://www.thehorticult.com/">The Horticult</a> shows how you can garden like you own the place -- without risking your security deposit. You don't have to own your home to create a garden that reflects your personal style. Grow your favorite plants and create an inspired landscape -- or patio, interior, or balcony -- using these fun, low-commitment methods. (Although you might want to check with your landlord about the larger projects!) And if you move, you can take it all with you. These 10 tips for renters will give your garden a new lease on life.

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Editors' Picks: Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants

We've pulled together a gallery of some of our favorite plants that rabbits avoid in our gardens.

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Summer Garden Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a gardener¿s busiest season. If you¿re short on time or not sure what to do, follow this easy summer gardening checklist to keep your lawn and garden in great shape all season long.

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Throw a Garden Party

Greet the season with friends, flowers, and ice cream floats! Featuring pretty paper blooms and a blushing peach punch, this lovely garden gathering will have you celebrating summer in style.

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Add Interest to Your Yard with a Pergola

Create a landscape that looks good all year long with these creative ideas for incorporating a pergola into your yard.

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Make a Succulent Wreath

Succulent wreaths made from succulent plants require little water and are a great way to decorate your outdoor spaces.

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Secrets to Bird-Hosting

Six quick and easy ways to create a welcoming space for birds to inhabit.

To turn your backyard into a winged haven, follow these simple suggestions:

Go organic.
Never use pesticides or herbicides on your property.

Establish multiple habitats.
Birds are drawn to areas where two or more habitats come together; create several in your yard for the birds' benefit.

Save deadwood.
Designate woodland areas for the birds -- leaving dead trees standing (if this is not a safety hazard) and letting wood decay.

Provide a refuge.
Create a brush pile in the transition area beside a woodland and its neighboring open field for birds to seek cover from predators.

Plant in multiples.
One bird-supporting plant is good -- but five or seven or nine of something is even better.

Skip weeding.
This is your excuse to leave some weeds behind the potting shed or some other off-the-beaten-track place. Let weeds go to seed, and the birds will love it.

Provide grass at different heights.
Let some grass grow long to shelter birds. Mow other grass short to help ground-feeders hunt for worms.

Spread seeds.
Pick seed heads of plants such as coreopsis and Rudbeckia to sprinkle in a meadow to increase the bounty of seed-producing wildflowers for birds.

Recycle.
If you have pets whom you brush their hair, enclose it in suet cages and hang outside for nesting material.

Get more ideas on creating a backyard wildlife habitat.
See which berry plants the birds love the most.

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