The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners

October 2020-Vol.6 No.10

 


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Table of Contents

Creating New Plants From Cuttings

Creating new plants from cuttings is easy, inexpensive, and rewarding.

The October To-Do List

Hip-hip-hurray for our spring and summer gardens! As closing time approaches, there's a lot do while we enjoy the late-season blooms.

Red Maple Earns Its Popularity

Red maples are one of the most popular trees in the landscape because of their adaptability to different conditions, and beautiful fall color.

Upcoming Events

Shop for native plants; take a virtual walk or virtual class; tour a fall garden; learn about becoming a Master Gardener!

Guidelines for Harvesting Vegetables

Knowing how to tell when a vegetable is ready for harvesting is both an art and a science.

October in the Edible Garden

October tasks include harvesting, growing and prepping the garden for next spring.