The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

October 2018 - Vol.4 No.10

 

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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

Lemongrass Sauce

Ease into Thai cooking with this simple and versatile lemongrass sauce.

In the Vegetable Garden — October

October is paranoia season in the garden . . .

The Ornamental Garden in October

October is the “Countdown Month” for must-do garden chores.

A Hydroponics Primer

A Compelling Story for Home Gardeners, Commercial Growers and a Hungry Planet

Hedging Our Landscaping Bets

When hedges frame our yards they can do more than mark boundaries because their mass directs our vision, keeping attention on what we’ve planted within the hedge as well as masking distractions on neighboring property.

Abelia–Tough But Beautiful

A workhorse from early summer through fall, it offers flowers and colorful foliage.

October Opportunities

Learn about shade gardening, shop for a household treasure, and learn about being a Master Gardener