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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Planting Plans Inspired by the White House Kitchen Garden

Grow a 4x12-foot version of the White House Kitchen Garden (designed by Better Homes and Gardens garden editors) on your own south (or east or west) lawn. All you need is a spot that gets six or more hours of sunshine each day.

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The White House Kitchen Garden consists of 34 raised beds that provide 1,500 square feet of growing room. Most of us don't have that kind of space to spare in our backyards. (But then, unlike the White House chefs, we don't feed the First Family, the West Wing staff, and visiting dignitaries!) That's why we've designed two plans for a 4x12-foot garden, equivalent to a three-season footprint of one raised bed in the White House Kitchen Garden.

Our garden plans feature vegetable and herb varieties are White House chef favorites. Most are time-tested heirlooms that aren't commonly sold in produce markets. All are chosen with an eye for ornamental value. Consideration is also given to space-saving traits. Vine crops (climbing peas and pole beans) are grown vertically on a 5-foot-tall trellis in the back of the bed.

Get instructions on building your own raised bed!

Cool-Season Garden Plan

Our cool-season garden features vegetables and herbs that thrive in the chillier weather of spring and fall. Sow seeds of lettuces, spinach, chard, peas, beets, and carrots directly in the soil as soon as the garden can be worked in early spring and again four to five weeks before the first average fall frost. Start seeds indoors of kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and onions four to five weeks before the last average spring frost and again in midsummer for a fall harvest. Thyme and chives are planted just once; these hardy perennial herbs come back year after year.

Warm-Season Garden Plan

Our warm-season garden features vegetables and herbs that need hot weather to flourish. Start seeds indoors of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, dill, basil, sage, rosemary, and marigolds eight weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably above 50 degrees F. Transplant seedlings into the garden after all danger of frost is past. Sow seeds of beans and cucumbers directly in the soil after outdoor night temperatures are reliably above 50 degrees F and the soil is warm.


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