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Summertime Baking 101

Admittedly, I am not the world's top chef; and when it comes to baking, forget about it. I see a recipe in a cooking magazine and think "okay, this seems simple." But, when it comes time to taking it out of the oven, the baked good hardly looks or tastes like the glamorous picture I [...]

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Warm Season Crops for Summertime Feasting

Summer is my personal favorite time of the year. Not only is it finally our chance to get a much-needed tan, but it's the perfect time to do a bit of outside gardening (hopefully with the kids now that they are out of school). Warm season vegetables require warm soil and higher temperatures - but [...]

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It's National Fruit and Vegetable Month!

Fruits & Veggies–More Matters® is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit & vegetable consumption for better health. The program is spearheaded by Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to help spread the word about the health [...]

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What is National Garden Week?

Beginning this Sunday, running from June 5-11, 2016, National Garden Week encourages gardeners of all levels to plant vegetables with pride and spread the good word of gardening organically within the community. Growing organic vegetables is a cost-efficient approach to providing healthy meals for families. By planting in your backyard garden, you can supply your [...]

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Incorporating Color into Your Garden

One beautiful thing about garden design is the ability to go over and above when it comes to color. With interior design its often harder to experiment with color, as colors need to complement each other and create the right atmosphere for each individual room. Your garden however is a haven for experimenting with color, and nothing compliments your [...]

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Gear Up for Memorial Day With These Cooking Essentials

We are just one week away for Memorial Day, a.k.a. the start of grilling season. I love entertaining friends and family; and outdoor cooking is my thing – burgers, grilled vegetables, the works. Here are a few of my favorite outdoor cooking items from Mastergardening.com that make eating healthy grilled food as easy as 1, 2, 3!1) Grills Brisket [...]

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Deer-Proofing Your Garden

The buck stops now. You’ve worked hard on your garden all Spring; and now that Summer is on its way, you can’t let the deer win. Here are a few tips you can use to perform effective deer control.1) Plant Perennials as a barrier around your gardenDeer rely heavily on their sense of smell to find an [...]

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What If I Have a Tick on Me?

Breathe in, Breathe out. You're going to get through this. Once you spot the tick, it is critical that you remove it at once. The sooner the better! Remember, you will have less than 48 hours to remove the tick before the possible transmission of Lyme Disease. Not all deer carry Lyme Disease; but why [...]

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It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month

In lieu of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Mastergardening.com wanted to share facts about ticks to make you further aware of this troubling disease. Although there isn’t a current vaccine, there are antibiotics that can be prescribed by a physician to lessen the pains of Lyme Disease.Know the facts and manage your risk today. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Dept [...]

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Get your garden bursting with life, Flower Show style

It’s finally that wonderful time of the year, the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and the flower shows are beginning! With thousands of beautiful flowers in gorgeously bright colors, we can barely contain our excitement. Here are a few ways in which you can inject the life and beauty of a flower show into your own garden, [...]

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