The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners

April 2018 - Vol.4 No. 4

 


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Table of Contents

OMG! What’s Eating the Broccoli?

Controlling Cabbage Family Pests in the Home Garden

The Ornamental Garden in April

Lots of fun gardening activities in April (with a few “chores”).

Blue in the Shade

Adding blue-flowered perennials to the shade garden

Choosing the Right Trees for Your Yard

Here’s a lay person’s guide to selecting the tree or trees that are just right for your property: trees that want to grow into a legacy for your future.

In The Vegetable Garden — April

April vegetable gardening in central Virginia can be like a trip to a casino

Upcoming Events — April 9: Lecture by Cole Burrell. May 5: Annual Plant Sale

Native grasses in the landscape & Annual Plant Sale

Baby Bok Choy, Sautéed and Steamed

Baby Bok Choy: a highly nutritious accompaniment to any meal, ready in minutes!