The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

April 2015 - Vol 1. No. 4


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Table of Contents


A spring salad that brightens any supper.

Soil Testing

One of the best investments a gardener can make.

The Ornamental Garden in April

April teaches the gardener vigilance and patience.

Catmint — A “Must-Have” Perennial

Catmint has it all - drought tolerant, deer resistant, long blooming and easy care.

The Edible Garden Tips & Tasks — April

I had to ask, "What are practice plants?"

“What’s light got to do with it?”

Man, I have tried, but have failed to achieve.....


What? Attract bugs?