The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

September 2017-Vol 3. No.9

 

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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

The Vegetable Garden in September

September is a busy transition month — harvest, plant, tidy up, and plan.

Gomphrena — An Antidote for the Late Summer Garden Blahs

Gomphrena looks fresh and colorful in the late summer ornamental garden.

The Ornamental Garden in September

There’s lots to do in the September ornamental garden.

Organic Matter — The Gardener’s “Silver Bullet”

How to go from red clay to dark soil rich in organic matter.

Growing Plants From Seed You Collect

How to select, collect, store, and sow seed from your own garden.

Provençal Tian

Improvise with late summer’s bounty for a delicious layered vegetable dish, originating from Provence, France.