The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

August 2017 - Vol. 3, No. 8

 

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The Garden Shed- Who We Are

Who We Are

We are members of the Piedmont Master Gardeners, which simply means we have all been trained to share the scientific expertise of Virginia Tech and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. More important, we are your friends and neighbors with a passion for gardening – and learning more about it. MORE

Table of Contents

Grilled Sausage and Potato Salad with Spinach, Red Onion, Brewmaster’s Mustard Vinaigrette

Potato Salad — Whole grain mustard vinaigrette adds zing to an old summer favorite!

The Vegetable Garden in August

Enjoy your summer harvest AND plant for fall.

The Ornamental Garden in August

The late summer ornamental garden can look gorgeous despite hot, muggy temperatures.

Forage Radishes — A hard-working cover crop

Nicknamed “bio-drills,” forage radishes offer lots of benefits.

Helenium — A great choice for the late summer garden

Helenium is a colorful native wild flower for the late summer ornamental garden.

Good Bugs — Bad Bugs

In nature, there’s no such thing as a good bug or a bad bug. It’s all about balance.