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BestNest.com Newsletter
June 1, 2011

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.

  • New at the Nest
  • Sales & Specials
  • Clearance
  • Vegetable Container Gardening
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, 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.

Audubon Wood Duck House
Reg: †$89.99
Now: $82.99
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Beckett Fiber Optic Solar Turtle Spitter
Reg: †$54.99
Now: $44.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Beckett Fiber Optic Solar Fish Spitter
Reg: †$54.99
Now: $44.99
Free Shipping Over $75

EarthWay Professional Hand Crank Broadcast Spreader, 40 lbs.
Reg: †$189.99
Now: $159.99
Free Shipping

Mayne Cape Cod Large Square Patio Planter, Black, 20"L
Now: $149.99
Free Shipping

Pondmaster External Pond Pump, 1950 gph
Reg: †$269.99
Now: $214.99
Free Shipping

Pondmaster External Pond Pump, 2500 gph
Reg: †$299.99
Now: $249.99
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Pondmaster External Pond Pump with Debris Basket, 4100 gph
Reg: †$549.99
Now: $449.99
Free Shipping

Woodlink Going Green Premier Bird Feeder with Suet Cages
Reg: †$94.99
Now: $77.99
Free Shipping

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, June 6th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.

Achla Lattice Obelisk, Black, 67"
Reg: †$159.99
Sale:$119.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping

Wing & A Prayer Manor House, Hammered Copper Roof
Reg: †$319.99
Sale:$259.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping

Dura-Trel Providence Arbor
Reg: †$259.99
Sale:$159.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping

Gardeneer Solar Scarecrow Owl with Rotating Head, 18"
Reg: †$49.99
Sale:$34.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping Over $75

Gardman Gothic Trellis, Black, 72"H
Reg: †$44.99
Sale:$39.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping Over $75

Heritage Farms Absolute Bird Feeder with Pole and Hanger
Reg: †$82.99
Sale:$62.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping Over $75

Home Bazaar Purple Martin Clubhouse Bird House, 16 Room
Reg: †$359.99
Sale:$259.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping

Heartwood Copper Songbird House, Verdigris Roof
Reg: †$102.99
Sale:$84.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping

Stokes Curved Clamp-On Deck Hook, Green, 32"
Reg: †$19.99
Sale:$11.99 thru 6/6
Free Shipping Over $75

A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. These items feature exceptional savings and value but are not all of our sale items. More discounted items may be found in their corresponding departments. Be sure to check out some of our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.

Akro-Mils Romana Flower Box, Sandstone, 28"L
Reg: †$20.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Akro-Mils Terrazzo Round Planter, Sandstone, 20" dia.
Reg: †$102.99
Free Shipping

Anthony Stoneware Cone Hanging Bird House, Butternut
Reg: †$54.99
Free Shipping Over $75

BirdBrain Humdinger Hummingbird Feeder, Lime Green, 5 oz.
Reg: †$26.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Bonide Weed Beater Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate, 16 oz
Reg: †$8.49
Free Shipping Over $75

Creative Copper Votive Tree with 6 Votives
Reg: †$109.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Gilmour Metal Large Coverage Impulse Sprinkler
Reg: †$49.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Heartwood SoHo Bird House, Khaki Crackle
Reg: †$139.99
Free Shipping

Mayne Bradford Mailbox Post, Black
Reg: †$69.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Vegetable Container Gardening
Through the years, maintaining a flower or vegetable garden has been a joy for those with plenty of land. Growing plants in containers, however, has become increasingly popular, allowing even more people the excitement of home grown vegetables through the summer.

Vegetable plants which thrive in a home garden also tend to do well in appropriately sized containers. Tomatoes, peppers, turnips, potatoes, green onions, squash, beans, and eggplant are just a few of the vegetables which can be harvested from container gardens. Pole beans and cucumbers can be grown in vessels as well, although they require large amounts of support due to their vining growth.

To help decide what plants are right for you to grow, first determine how much space you have. While container gardens may be placed on any level surface, such as a windowsill, doorstep, patio, or deck, each plant has particular space needs. Herbs will thrive in planters from 6" to 10" in diameter, and rooting vegetables like green onions, radishes, and beets can even be grown in a cake pan. Fruiting plants, like eggplant and peppers, require a larger vessel, such as a 5 gallon bucket.

Once you have decided what you wish to grow and enjoy, check each plantís needs. Different varieties of vegetables perform better than others when in containers, and discussing this with an avid or professional gardener will ensure you get the best results.

Place your new garden where it will also obtain the appropriate amount of sunlight. Most plants prefer full sun, and this is required for those which produce fruit. Root plants can tolerate some shade, and leafy greens like chard and lettuce can grow well in partial shade. If the light changes radically, or your plants are not growing as well as desired, an advantage of having them in containers means you can reposition them in more light if needed.

A container garden can make caring for each plant's needs easier and more exact. Rather than using blanket fertilizers and feed on all your plants, you can tailor the feeding and nutrient needs to each pot. By monitoring the leaf and stem growth and condition, you can ensure that each unit is getting the nutrients it needs. Some fast growing plants require a bit more feed than a rooting plant, and this can easily be added to your soil mixture on an individual basis.

This concept also works for pest management. Inspecting each plant individually will help you determine if any have been damaged by fungus or insects. The proper systemic control can be added to that container alone, and the entire vessel can be quarantined to prevent spread of any plant diseases.

Growing vegetables in a container garden is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, even without a large green space of your own. It is also a fun way to involve children in gardening and respecting the earth. We hope these tips will help you with your container garden this year. Be sure to visit our Plants & Lawn Care department for all your container gardening needs. For more personal assistance, please call one of 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.

Bonide Tomato & Blossom Set Spray, RTS, 32 oz
Reg: †$11.99
Now: $9.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Dura-Trel Three Board Raised Planter/Sand Box, 4'L x 4'W
Reg: †$299.99
Now: $214.99
Free Shipping

Dura-Trel Split Level Raised Planter/Sand Box, 8'L x 4'W
Reg: †$369.99
Now: $299.99
Free Shipping

Dura-Trel Double Wide Compost Bin, Mocha, 56"W
Reg: †$199.99
Now: $169.99
Free Shipping

Gardeneer Season Starter Plant Insulator, 3 Pack
Reg: †$14.49
Now: $12.49
Free Shipping Over $75

Gardeneer Vegetable Trellis Netting, 5' x 30'
Reg: †$13.49
Now: $11.49
Free Shipping Over $75

Gardman Patio Herb Planter Tub, 12" dia. x 24"H
Reg: †$11.49
Now: $9.49
Free Shipping Over $75

Gardman Tomato and Pepper Willow Planter Frame w/ Bag, 40"L
Reg: †$39.99
Now: $34.99
Free Shipping Over $75

Gardman Climbing Tomato Planter with Cage, Black, 43"H
Reg: †$19.99
Now: $18.99
Free Shipping Over $75