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Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Nile Virus is the most common virus transmission between humans and mosquitoes. At this time, there are no medications or vaccinations to prevent against West Nile Virus. However, the CDC does recommend that you use plenty of insect repellents.Below are some frequently asked questions about West Nile Virus stated on [...]

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Managing a Garden While Living in An Apartment

Fellow gardeners, I used to live in a studio apartment in Washington, DC; and although I loved my bachelorette pad, it wasn't entirely practical for managing a gardening. I didn't think that I would be able to grow organic vegetables or fruits from the comfort of my own house until I received helpful gardening tips [...]

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July is National Picnic Month

July is my favorite month. It may be toasty outside; but it is a great time of year to play outdoors. Best of all, it's National Picnic Month. Mastergardening.com has a variety of on-the-go picnic baskets for you to use at the park, beach, or anywhere you wish to enjoy a potluck lunch outdoors with [...]

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July is National Blueberry Month

National Blueberry MonthIn July 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaimed that July is National Blueberry Month across the United States because this is the peak of the harvest season.This month, we are celebrating one of America's favorite smoothie fruits by bringing you fun facts, recipes and more all on Mastergardening.com. Here are a few [...]

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How Are You Celebrating Independence Day?

It's almost America's birthday; and Mastergardening.com is excited to share it with all of you. Whether you plan to bake a homemade pie, grill food, or simply relax around the house with family and friends, we have everything you need to make this year's celebration enjoyable. Below, are a few of our favorite 4th of [...]

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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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