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Pegplant’s Post: DC’s Local Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming June 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a garden stake from the Silhouette and Stand company.

 

These are very unique garden stakes because they can hold a hanging basket at the top while at the same time display a decorative magnet on the pole. You can purchase black metal silhouettes of images such as cats, dogs, and butterflies and attach these to a magnetic clip that you clip to the stake. Because these images are magnetic, you can easily attach and remove so you can have seasonal images or images specific to your own interest.

Made in the United States, the stakes are about 3 feet tall with a circle atop that holds a hanging basket. The stakes are powder coated, heavy duty, wrought iron, with a half-inch diameter. The hoop at the top is perfect for a 10-inch basket. These also elevate plants from rodents and pets and prevents damage from lawn care equipment.

Subscribe to Pegplant’s Post: Gardening Newsletter for the DC Metro Area

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming March 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a 16-quart bag of Organic Mechanic’s Seed Starting Blend Potting Soil.

Organic Mechanics is a manufacturer and distributer of premier organic potting soil and soil amendments. Founded by Mark Highland in 2006, Organic Mechanics is based in Pennsylvania. Products include insect frass, biochar blend, cactus and succulent blend, potting soil, Fuhgeddaboudit! root zone feeder packs, hardwood bark mulch, worm castings, rice hulls, potting soil, container potting soil, and more. All the products are organic, peat free, and made with locally sourced ingredients. Home gardeners can purchase through the Organic Mechanics website or through retail locations listed on their website such as independent garden centers, natural food stores, farmer markets, and botanical gardens. Mark also wrote the Practical Organic Gardening: The No Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally book and gives lectures emphasizing the importance of organic gardening and soil health.

Subscribe to Free Newsletter About Gardening in the DC Metro Area

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This free monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming July 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the first subscriber to e-mail will receive a hat with attached netting to prevent mosquitoes. Designed by Bugbaffler, the one-size-fits-all hat has a green camouflage design and built in netting that can be rolled up or down.

Bugbaffler is an online company that produces insect protective clothing. In 1988, the owners experienced the “buggiest spring on record” and created the first shirt to provide an effective deterrent to bug bites that did not involve insect repellents. Since then, they have expanded their line to include netting for pants, ankle guards, ponchos, hats, maternity and children sizes, and pet products. They design and make the products in their New Hampshire factory.