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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When soil is good, plants thrive, but when soil is bad -- well, fortunately, it can be fixed. To do that, you first have to understand what goes into soil, why soil can be difficult, and how to transform it into a growing medium that allows your plants to flourish. First, test your soil; that will determine what your soil has enough of and what it's lacking. Many homeowners have great soil to start with, while others are faced with soil that's too sandy or has too much clay. Amendments can help, including compost, manure, and peat; we offer a guide to how much to work in and how you can change your poor soil into great dirt. Even good soil can benefit from a few additions, including supplemental nutrients; here's how to achieve the best balance and give your plants the best growing conditions possible. While you can amend clay soil, you can also work with what you have by choosing plants that are more tolerant of this type of growing medium. Start with our recommendations of 25 beautiful plants that offer color and texture in the often slippery, solid soil that is clay.

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Give Your Soil What It Needs

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Guide to Soils and Potting Mixes

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