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Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers

I love canning. The chopping, cooking, jarring, and most of all the eating! I am always happy to take any extra jars of garden goodness off my family and friends hands. It always amazes me how many vegetables and fruits can be canned and in so many ways. Once the harvest starts rolling in canning [...]

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Celebrate Father’s Day in the Garden

Every spring my dad would head out into the yard to prep his garden plot for new plantings. Our yard and garden was a point of pride and a great hobby for my father. My mother loved her flower beds but the vegetable garden and lawn were dad’s territory. He would spend endless hours tilling, [...]

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A Stink Bug Solution Has Arrived!

If you live in the Mid-Atlantic States then in the last year you have discovered a new pest wrecking havoc on your home and garden. The stink bug all but unknown to the United States until a few short years ago has spread its mass population from coast to coast with severe infestation levels throughout [...]

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RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap Review

Last week I told you all about our new product the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap, well this week I put the trap to the test. We have an apple tree at MasterGardening Headquarters which was showing signs of stink bug damage, sunken dark spots under the skin of the fruit. I had also spotted the smelly pests [...]

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From Kitschy to Fabulous: The Revival of the Pink Flamingo

Pink flamingos were all the rage in the 50′s but in recent years have been regaled to kitschy garden ornaments. Now they are back in a big way, bringing a little nostalgia to the design world. While strolling through Pier 1 Imports recently I saw not only an adorable wicker pink flamingo that would be perfect for [...]

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Don’t Let Heavy Rains Get Your Garden Down

All the rain of the past few weeks has me thinking of all the great products that help me keep the garden growing in the worst weather and those that I wish I had! While our area was luckily to have avoided the worst of Irene and Lee our garden is still a waterlogged squishy [...]

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Bats: Our Nocturnal Garden Helpers

When it comes to insects most gardeners can use all the help they can get fending off these unwanted insects. One great garden helper that most never think about is bats! Bats can eat 1000 mosquitoes in 1 hour! That’s great news for any outdoor enthusiast. In addition to mosquitoes a bats diet consists of [...]

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Featured Product: Moss Rocks!

Moss Rocks! have arrived! I am pretty excited about our newest product here at MasterGardening.com- Moss and Stone Gardens- Moss Rocks! These handmade ceramic containers are pre-planted with beautiful and lush dicranum moss that will bring a little spring to your home year round, even during the long winter months. via Moss and Stone Gardens The best [...]

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Destination of the Month: Longwood Gardens

Dating back to 1728 and attracting almost 900,000 visitors last year, Longwood Gardens is one of the premier garden destinations in the United States. 1,050+ acres of gardens, meadows and woodlands make up the grounds of Longwood Gardens which offers year round events, performances, and themed and seasonal attractions. The conservatories at Longwood cover 4.5 acres [...]

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Holiday Wish List Deal #1 – Kitchen Composter Filters $1

As promised, a special deal for our loyal e-followers!  Replacement filters only $1 (a $5.95 value) with the purchase of thiskitchen composter!  Use coupon code Holiday1 at checkout!

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