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

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Heat-Tolerant Plants for the Northeast

Like July fireworks, perennial borders burst into color in midsummer heat. Venture out in the cool morning hours to pick a bouquet of these cottage garden favorites that relish the long, sultry days. Mix and match for knockout displays, indoors or out.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) is a garden standard. Who doesn't love those cheery white flowers that are perfect for bouquets?

There are many Shasta daisy varieties available. 'Becky', one of the most common, won the 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year award for its flawless white blooms with buttery-yellow centers on 3-foot-tall stems. For smaller gardens, try 'Snowcap', a more compact variety, or frilly petaled 'Old Court'.
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Salvia

It's tough to beat perennial salvia's performance in the garden. Offering a stunning display of blue, purple, pink, red, or white blooms, most salvias are exceptionally easy to grow and resist deer and rabbits.

Salvia 'Caradonna' or 'East Friesland' offer spiky texture and a royal blue-purple color. Their vibrant flowers are smashing in fresh and dried bouquets and are perfect for attacting butterflies.
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Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea) is an all-around outstanding perennial. It offers attractive flowers in a wide range of colors (red, orange, yellow, white, pink), it holds up to heat and drought, butterflies love it, and deer and rabbits choose other morsels to eat. Yarrow is an ideal cut flower, as well.

Yarrow pairs well with just about anything. Red-flowering 'Pomegranate' and golden 'Coronation Gold' are butterfly magnets.
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Blanket Flower

Blanket flower (Gaillardia) offers nonstop flowers for months, withstanding the first fall frosts. This North American native holds up like a champ to heat and drought conditions and is barely bothered by deer and rabbits (though it's almost always visited by butterflies).

The hybrid 'Oranges and Lemons' is a favorite for summer. 'Mesa Yellow' offers clear golden-yellow blooms; 'Goblin' is a compact selection that has red flowers boldly marked with yellow.
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Penstemon

North American-native penstemons give an all-American display when you plant scarlet-red hybrids, such as 'Fireworks' or 'Rubycunda'. The blooms are guaranteed to entice hummingbirds. Note: Be sure to give penstemons good drainage; most sulk in clay and are short-lived. They perform better in hot, dry spots.

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