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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Elegant Edibles for the Southwest

Include edible plants in ornamental beds for an eye-catching Southwest garden.

From prickly pear cactus (Opuntia engelmannii ) and brittlebush ( Encelia farinosa) to apple trees (Malus) and deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens), many edible plants can be paired with ornamentals to create a good-looking and good-tasting landscape, even in the most arid Southwest climates. Consider the following:

Prickly pear cactus, which produces deep magenta fruit at the end of summer, is handsome when planted with brittlebush. Both plants have silver casts that work well together.

For a colorful summer screen, try mixing pomegranates (Punica granatum) with yellow bells (Tecoma stans var. angustata). Both plants are large winter deciduous shrubs that will grow quickly to hide an undesirable view.

For cool season color, plant 'Bright Lights' Swiss chard around 'Tuscan Blue' upright rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue') in a raised garden bed. The rosemary, which is an evergreen perennial shrub, can be a permanent centerpiece with the yellow and red stems of 'Bright Lights' providing a seasonal punch of color around its base.

Apple trees are handsome in formal gardens or espaliered against walls. The varieties 'Anna' and 'Golden Dorset' are among the easiest to grow in the Southwest.

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