The Garden Shed
A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners
July 2021-Vol.7, No.7
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Table of Contents
Sleuthing Opportunities for the Curious of All Ages
In the Ornamental Garden
Once you sort out the name confusion, you get to choose some really great plants.
The heat can slow us down but keep cool with Zoom lectures on native annuals, the American chestnut, organic landscaping, and pollinator protection/mosquito control. Or, venture out for a bird walk or a native wildflower walk.
Recipe of the Month
With tomatoes fresh from the vine
In the Edible Garden
Peppers are as diverse as they are delicious - and nutritious! This post will explore how to grow peppers in the home garden, from seed to harvest.
Tasks and Tips
Weed, water, deadhead, combat the stiltgrass, remove non-native invasive trees, and make time to enjoy the blooms.
Tasks and Tips
Finish planting summer crops, clean up spring remnants and get ready for fall planting while enjoying the summer bounty.