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Christmas Traditions, Prunes and a Cajun Tale

Christmas Traditions, Prunes and a Cajun Tale

There is something about Christmastime that makes people nostalgic. Just try suggesting to my sister that we leave out a Fruit Cake cookie or skip reading a “Cajun Night Before Christmas” and you would think that I was asking them to walk on hot coals. Decorating the tree, pulling out all the ornaments from our [...]

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Missing: One Gnome Beneath a Red Hat

The holidays are all about the giving, and we love giving back to our loyal readers and customers! For a little holiday fun and giving we are launching our “Find the Gnome”contest. Our gnome beneath the red hat has gone off traipsing about the site. We need your help to bring him back where he [...]

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Top 5 Gifts for the Gardening Guru

December is here and with it comes the final countdown to Christmas. This generally fills me with minor panic thinking of all the decorating, cooking and shopping that must be completed in 24 short days. If you are anything like me, I hope I can help with giving you a series of ideas and tips [...]

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Cranberry Pie: Your Pumpkin Pie Alternative

Thanksgiving and Christmas just wouldn’t be the same for my family if we didn’t have Cranberry Pie. It’s tart and sweet, very easy to make and incredibly delicious. My mother has been making this pie for as far back as I have memories. It’s one of the desserts that I skipped over as a kid and then [...]

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Deck the Halls with Fall

Deck the Halls with Fall

Halloween is less than a week away and that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is time to bring a little fall beauty in from the garden to make your whole home feel warm and inviting for the holidays! First Impressions Make it easy for guests to find your home with pumpkin house [...]

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Mother’s Day Ideas Straight from the Garden

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to thank all the moms in your life; whether it’s a sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, or actually your mom for all they do throughout the year. If that mom happens to enjoy ‘growing their own’ why not give them a gardening gift to make their garden tasks even more [...]

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Our Favorite Garden Inspired Easter Decorations

  Need a little garden inspiration for your Easter and spring decorations? We have rounded up 6 fantastic and simple ideas for your home.   Source: purlbee.com This easter tree is created by force blooming forsythia branches indoors and adoring them with eggs. The eggs are patchwork eggs created by Purlbee, get the full tutorial here – [...]

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Experience the Exquisite Gardens of the Biltmore Estate

What architect so noble…as he who, with far-reaching conception of beauty, in designing power, sketches the outlines, writes the colors, becomes the builder and directs the shadows of a picture so great that Nature shall be employed upon it for generations, before the work he arranged for her shall realize his intentions. – Frederick Law [...]

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Poinsettia: America’s Most Popular Flowering Potted Plant

Poinsettias are abundant over the holiday season. They make great hostess gifts and are often used in holiday decorating. The problem with poinsettias is that once the holidays are over they often end up in the trash with the wrapping paper and bows. But this doesn’t need to be the fate of this beautiful desert [...]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The staff at MasterGardening wishes you a prosperous and fruitful New Year!!

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