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BestNest.com Newsletter
February 19, 2008

The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard wildlife and outdoor activities as well as information on new products and specials. We will never sell your email address, and you can stop receiving our email newsletter at any time.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Sales & Specials
  • New at the Nest
  • Container Gardening


Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, March 3rd.



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CobraCo Cast Iron Fire Bowl w/ Screen & Cover, 30" dia.
COB-FB-6132
Reg: $149.99
Sale: $99.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Droll Yankees Jagunda Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder w/Auger
DY-JG-A
Reg: $144.99
Sale: $99.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Garner Industries Illuminated EZ Read Rain Gauge
GAI-820-1200
Reg: $34.99
Sale: $23.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Home Bazaar Purple Martin Clubhouse Bird House, 16 Room
HOB-2048L
Reg: $309.99
Sale: $229.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Heartwood Mahogany Chateau, Burnished Copper Roof
HW-084A
Reg: $124.99
Sale: $89.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Panacea Arch Topped Garden Arbor with Gate, Brushed Bronze
PAP-89096
Reg: $199.99
Sale: $169.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Self Contained Capris Waterfall, Fieldstone
REU-WF-270-10
Reg: $689.99
Sale: $539.99 thru 3/3 EST




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Rome Cast Iron Armillary Sundial, Aged Bronze, 11.25" dia.
ROI-1339
Reg: $47.99
Sale: $42.99 thru 3/3 EST
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Woodlink Large Coppertop Gazebo Bird Feeder
WDL-COPGAZEBO
Reg: $279.99
Sale: $249.99 thru 3/3 EST
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New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve our customers. In an effort to better meet your needs as a customer, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.



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Achla Gothic Bird House
ACD-BH-10
Reg: $89.99
Now: $67.99
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Achla Coy Cat Statue
ACD-CAT-05
Reg: $49.99
Now: $37.99
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Achla Square on Squares Double Pole Trellis, Juniper, 83.5"H
ACD-FT-26
Reg: $69.99
Now: $59.99
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Achla Garden Gazing Globe, Silver Crackle, 12" dia.
ACD-G12-S-C
Reg: $52.99
Now: $44.99
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BirdBrain The Top Hummingbird Feeder, Ruby, 12 oz.
BIR-12271
Reg: $39.99
Now: $34.99
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BirdBrain Saturn Glow-in-the-Dark Hummingbird Feeder, Green
BIR-15593
Reg: $22.99
Now: $19.99
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BirdBrain Glow-in-the-Dark Bird Bath/Bird Feeder
BIR-5199
Reg: $21.99
Now: $19.99
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BirdBrain Mod Pod Bird Feeder, Oval
BIR-5917
Reg: $32.99
Now: $27.99
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Pondmaster ProLine Magnetic Drive Waterfall Pump, 1600 gph
PON-02663
Reg: $194.99
Now: $169.99
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Mayne Dover Mailbox Post & Free 4x4, White
BN-5810-W-KIT
Now: $149.99
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New England Plymouth Arch with Trim, 99.25"H
UAC-VA51001
Now: $204.99
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Eden Athens Arbor, 83"H
UAC-VA68111
Now: $139.99
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Eden Florence Arbor, 93.75"H
UAC-VA68133
Now: $249.99
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Eden Madrid Trellis, 57.75"H
UAC-VA68166
Now: $99.99
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New England Manchester Grande Arbor with Trim, 91"H
UAC-VA92230
Now: $1,199.99
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Container Gardening
One of the most beloved forms of gardening has been in existence since ancient times, and has recently seen a large increase in popularity. Container gardening has become one of the most popular forms of gardening for its convenience and spectacular results. Records of placing plants and flowers in vessels have been found in Egyptian temple carvings, ancient Chinese wall paintings, the ruins of Pompeii, and even the gardens of the palace of Versailles for King Louis XIV of France. This type of gardening, caring for just a few plants in a container, has become one of the favorite types of gardening for all levels of green thumbs for a variety of reasons.

As humans move into more populated areas, space becomes much more limited. Container gardening allows us to add a bit of greenery and nature to smaller spaces. Clustering three or four mid sized pots on a patio or deck adds planting room to an otherwise barren surrounding, and placing hanging baskets near your front door offers an inviting look for your guests. These vessels, unlike a raised bed, are mobile, allowing them to be moved seasonally, or if you wish to alter the look of the area. Using hardy, readily available annuals in a small or recycled vessel can be an economically sound way to garden, and the few tools necessary are often inexpensive as well. Whimsical planters like old boots or soup cans can even get children interested in the natural world. Smaller containers can also be beneficial for less mobile or elderly people, allowing the more mature crowd to continue gardening without the tedious work of digging and planting an entire plot. For those who enjoy moving water, creating a water feature in a pot or vessel offers the same effect without the dangers of a pond. A container water garden can bring aquatic life to your table or patio, and is much less tedious and expensive than a pond.

In any container garden, a myriad of options applies. The container can be of glazed clay, terra cotta, metal, wood, concrete, or a recycled option such as tires or mismatched teacups. Ensure that your vessel has a drainage hole, and use an appropriate soil. For best results, plant flowers and foliage that thrive in a similar soil and have similar watering needs together. Be sure to choose a pot that is slightly larger than the plants will be when full grown, to allow for plenty of watering room and root growth. Maintain good soil quality with a reliable fertilizer, and monitor the garden to water it appropriately. Rotate the vessels to obtain the proper amount of sunlight, and alter the plants seasonally for a functional garden year round. Add a saucer, pot trivet, or pot feet underneath the planter for better air circulation and to prevent drainage problems. If you are creating a water garden, use the same guidelines but omit the drainage hole. Add a pump to keep the water moving, and ensure the vessel is placed on a waterproof surface. Check the water level regularly to avoid evaporation.

Adding nonliving elements into a container water or plant garden will help bring out your personality. Place a spitter next to a potted water garden, offering moving water and preventing stagnation. Put a statue inside a large pot for a dramatic or whimsical focal point, and add signage to welcome guests to the area. Create upward movement by inserting a trellis or obelisk into a large planter, and adding climbing vines. Place plants with cascading vines in hanging baskets and allow them to trail downward for added effect. Inserting hidden gems, like butterfly houses or bird baths, near the containers will create a wildlife sanctuary and add texture to your composition. Customize your containers to truly reflect your personality and style using a few of these options.

Container gardening has recently come into the spotlight as one of the most effective and dramatic ways to garden. This time honored form of gardening offers flexibility in planning, planting, and placement not traditionally experienced with in ground gardens. BestNest carries a wide variety of pots, planters, water gardening equipment, plant supports, and garden décor for all of your container gardening needs. A number of these items are offered below. View all of the items available on our site at BestNest.com. For more personal assistance, feel free to call our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 or internationally at 513-232-4225 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.



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Achla Plant Support Stake, 4" x 40.75"
ACD-SFT-04
Reg: $5.99
Now: $4.99
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Akro-Mils Terrazzo Square Planters, Granite, 20"L, Pack of 2
AKM-93320BKGRAN-2
Reg: $189.99
Now: $159.99
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Beckett Tiered Disappearing Falls
BEC-7145710
Reg: $179.99
Now: $159.99
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Bonide Organic Fish Emulsion Concentrate, 2-4-0.5, 1 gal
BOP-082
Now: $22.99
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Cal Pump Complete Wet or Dry Three EggLite Kit , 10 Watt
CAP-LEK3-10W
Reg: $99.99
Now: $64.99
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Dura-Trel Sunburst Planter Trellis with White Lattice
DUR-11156
Reg: $229.99
Now: $159.99
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Gardman Scrollwork Obelisk, 60"
GAR-R505
Reg: $24.99
Now: $22.99
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Little Giant Wood Trough and Pump Fountain Planter
LIG-566762
Reg: $179.99
Now: $139.99
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Premium Five-Membrane Fogger with Multi-Color LED Kit
STI-ML-051
Reg: $129.99
Now: $114.99
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