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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How to Add a Deck Planter

A built-in planter adds permanent beauty to your deck and allows you to accommodate larger, more mature garden specimens.

You can build a deck aroundexisting trees and shrubs, oryou can add a planter to yourdeck that simulates the sameeffect -- for smaller plants,of course.

If the deck is no more than 2 to 3 feet off the ground, you can plant a tree or shrub directly into the ground with the foliage showing above the decking. Design the framing of the deck so a joist runs where you want one side of the opening to be. Position another joist to frame the other side of the opening. Close the frame with two crossbraces cut from a joist. Then add the decking.

If the deck is too high to plant in the soil, make a built-in planter. Follow the method just described, but use wood treated with preservative that is rated for ground contact. Use 2x10 joists to make the frame (even if using another size joist elsewhere in the framing). Cut a piece of 3/4-inch plywood the size of the frame and drill several 1/2-inch drain holes in it. Screw the plywood into place from below to form a bottom for the planter. Line with landscape-grade plastic, poke holes aligned with the drilled holes, and fill with soil.

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