The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners

October 2019-Vol.5 No.10

 


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Table of Contents

Figgety-Doo-Dah

How to grow a healthy and delectable treat

October in the Vegetable Garden

October vegetable gardening is a blend of harvesting, planting and preparing the garden for the winter and next season.

Plenty of Ways to Kill a Tree

And how to avoid them

Viburnum–A Shrub for Many Settings

Viburnums offer lovely spring/summer flowers, attractive foliage, fall color, adaptability to growing conditions, and colorful berries that feed wildlife.

Upcoming Events

Register for the Master Gardener 2020 class; attend lectures on trees, invasives, native plants, and medicinal plants from the Appalachian forests. Attend the Fall Open House and plant/tree sale at Tufton Farms.

The Ornamental Garden in October

Fall chores involve preparing houseplants for life indoors; planting and/or forcing hardy bulbs; caring for tender bulbs; cutting down perennials; making leaf mold; and knowing what NOT to do.

Fig & Goat Cheese Appetizer

Turn your fresh figs into an easy appetizer