Who doesn't love May? We were inspired by the beginning of Spring and the thought of digging our fingers in the dirt. A few great posts in May included a guide to all the basics you need to start gardening, a roundup of our best posts on bug and pest control, and readers' advice to newbie gardeners.

• 1 All the Basics To Start Gardening
• 2 Did I Buy the Right Plants? A Plant Killer Starts Over
• 3 What Advice Would You Give a Beginner Gardener?
• 4 Our Best Posts on Natural Non-Toxic Pest and Bug Control
• 5 Pest Control: Ladybugs 101

• 6 BK Farmyards: You Have the Land. They Grow the Food.
• 7 Thrifty and Thriving: Balcony Gardening with Perennials
• 8 10 Posh Planters
• 9 Garden Envy: 10 Inspiring Gardens
• 10 Greenhouse Constructed Using Antique Windows

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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