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

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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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USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Use this map to find your USDA Hardiness Zone, a great guide to help you select plants that will thrive in your yard and planting zone.

Know Your Planting Zone

Creating an attractive garden means more than coordinating colors and selecting eye-catching varieties. Aesthetics don't mean much if your gardening zone's weather conditions wilt, freeze, or decay tender plants.

Climate maps or planting zone maps, such as the United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zone map, show low-temperature extremes by gardening Zone. Choose plants best adapted to your planting Zone and plant them at the right time to increase your chance of success.

Use climate zone maps as a general guide; many microclimates may exist within a 1-mile radius of your home's gardening zones. Even within your yard's climate zone, variations in exposure and topography can affect plants.

In 2012, the USDA updated the climate zone map with newer data and increased technologies. Using the USDA Web site, you can now access an interactive planting zone map that lets you zoom into an area and view changes in Zones by half-mile increments.

Download a Map of Your Area

Find your state from the list below to download a larger climate zone map that shows more detail of the gardening Zones in your state. (Free, one-time registration required for non-BHG.com members.)

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Canada

Canada

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