Archive | August, 2011
From Kitschy to Fabulous: The Revival of the Pink Flamingo

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 [...]

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How to Prepare Your Garden for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is in full swing! With hurricane Irene an imminent threat to the entire east coast it is a good time to review proper hurricane prep for the yard and garden. Here are our tips for keeping your home and garden safe from high winds and rain. Safety First. The most important, can’t stress [...]

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Everyday Chocolate Zucchini Cake

In continuation of my self-proclaimed “Zucchini Month” here is a dark chocolate cake recipe that will make great use of your squash. If you have a picky vegetable eater this is the recipe for you. I shared this cake with my family and coworkers and was ask time and again- “This has zucchini in it?” [...]

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Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Now is the time to plant your fall garden and get a few more months of fresh vegetables. Some plants produce higher quality and more flavorful vegetables when they are allowed to mature during cooler weather, which makes late summer/early fall the perfect time for these veggies. While there is still plenty of time to [...]

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Zucchini Freezer Jam

Zucchini Freezer Jam

Zucchini is a prolific producer and if you don’t check the plants often you will often find you have a giant zucchini waiting for you. Well I personally have never found these oversized veggies to be good for much other than shredding and making bread. Plus there is only so much zucchini bread, roasted, fried [...]

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Grasshopper Wars

Grasshopper Wars

Wordless Wednesday Your days are numbered my friend. Meet your maker –  

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Garden Spotlight – August 2011

A new month is starting again and that means we have a new Garden Spotlight winner! We feature a different garden each month picking from garden photos submitted by our readers and loyal customer. Congratulations Cathy Lafrenz your garden is the winner of our August Garden Spotlight! Cathy we will be getting your MasterGardening.com gift card right out to [...]

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