The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

August 2015 - Vol. 1 No. 8


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Table of Contents

Recipes for your Garden Greens

Pasta salad and cooked greens

Moles and Voles

Mother nature's pint sized lawn wrecking crew.

The Ornamental Garden in August

A checklist for your August ornamental garden


A smaller, genteel cousin of the sunflower

August Tips and Tasks in the Veggie Garden

My grandfather once remarked, " Dog Days in Central Virginia ..."

Growing Fresh Fall Greens

Cool weather crops that freshen up fall menus

Getting Started in Ornamental Gardening, Part II

Are we ready to plant yet?