The Garden Shed


A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners

December 2023-Vol.9,No.12

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Table of Contents

Black Walnut Trees

A black walnut tree is an attractive addition to the landscape, but use caution in selecting an appropriate location, due to their toxicity to other plants and animals.

New Gardening Books

For your winter reading and gift-giving

Upcoming Events

Learn more about earthworms, identifying trees in winter, and join a virtual conversation about invasive species

Easy to Grow Microgreens

Delicious and nutritious micro greens are easy to grow indoors.

The Ornamental Garden in December

Yes, there are a few tasks this month, plus holiday decorating and propagating houseplants for gifts.

The Edible Garden in December

As the outdoor edible gardening season ends, think about protecting soil through the winter, preparing for next year and consider indoor growing for winter enjoyment.