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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Best Fragrant Flowers for the South

Use these unique plants to fill your southeastern garden with sweet scents.

When siting fragrant plants in your garden, think about areas that invite you to linger -- a patio, front porch, or near windows you might open in fair weather. To welcome guests, plant them near an entry arbor, garden gate, beside a guest parking area, or along the path to the front door. Here are a few Southern favorites that are sure to tickle your nose.

If you're in the market for a beautiful, tough, evergreen with dynamite scent, try fragrant olive (Osmanthus fragrans), also called sweet olive and tea olive. Derived from the Greek "osme" (fragrant) and "anthos" (flower), plus "fragrants," which all translates to "fragrant, fragrant flower," the name does not overstate the plant's appeal. Tiny white flowers emit the sweet aroma of apricots in early spring and again in early fall. Plant them near the house and let the delicious scent waft in through the screen door.

Long treasured for their variety of gorgeous foliage in shady spots, gardeners are turning on to the wonderful scent of fragrant hosta, aka "August lily" (Hosta plantaginea). Thanks to its ability to produce foliage in 2-foot-tall clumps throughout the summer, it can handle some sun. Its 4-inch-long white blooms appear in late summer and are larger than the typical Hosta sieboldii. Another unusual feature is that the blooms open in late afternoon, so you can sit down with a tall iced tea at day's end and breathe in their honeysucklelike fragrance.

One old-fashioned favorite that deserves to make a comeback in the Southern landscape is Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus). Growing to 8 feet, this tough, deciduous shrub sports 2-inch, apple-strawberry-scented, crinkly, maroon blooms in summer. Potency of the fragrance varies widely from plant to plant, so take a whiff before you purchase one.

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