The Piedmont Master Gardener Association provides research-, science-based gardening information to the community of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.

Here you will find our calendar of gardening events, resources to answer your gardening questions, a lively and topical monthly newsletter (The Garden Shed), a list of our projects and community partners, and information on how to become a Piedmont Master Gardener.

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Ask a Master Gardener posts go live on our Facebook every month. This month’s topic:

Searching for Spring Ephemerals

Question: When and where do I go to find spring ephemerals and can I grow them in my garden?  Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Spring ephemerals are flowering plants that emerge from the forest floor in late winter or early spring…

Upcoming PMG Programs & Events

Planting for Pollinators

Growing native plants is one of the best ways to promote biodiversity and create healthy habitat for pollinators and wildlife.  Even if you live in an apartment or townhome, you can still support pollinators by growing native pollinator plants on...

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Garden Basics: Maintaining the Perennial Garden

Keeping the perennial garden looking its best requires an understanding of each plant’s needs. Build on your gardening skills by learning: The art of deadheading and grooming Tips and tricks for prolonging bloom times The best ways to divide perennials,...

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Disease & Pest Spotlight
Spotted Lanternfly adults, nymphs, and egg masses
A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Albemarle County, Virginia in July 2021. It is important to scout for this insect and report any potential findings here. Read more…

 

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