The Garden Shed



A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners

September 2021-Vol.7, No.9

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Table of Contents

Growing a Forest in your Backyard

Help mitigate climate change and its effects while contributing to the "Homegrown National Park"

Helianthus – Sunflowers: More than a Big Smiley Face

There's a lot more to sunflowers than the big happy smiley face we all know and love.

The Ornamental Garden in September

Be patient, be messy! Prepare a new spring perennial bed the easy way; choose native shrubs to attract wildlife; buy bulbs early but plant later.

Upcoming Events – September 2021

Both virtual and in-person

Salsa—Part One, Part Two

For your ripe tomatoes and peppers

Master Gardener Favorite Tomato Varieties

With plenty of comments to help you find a new favorite

September Tasks in the Edible Garden

September tasks include converting from summer to fall crops while prepping unused beds for winter with cover crops or mulch.