The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

August 2019-Vol.5 No. 8

 

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The Garden Shed- Who We Are

Who We Are

We are members of the Piedmont Master Gardeners, which simply means we have all been trained to share the scientific expertise of Virginia Tech and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. More important, we are your friends and neighbors with a passion for gardening – and learning more about it. MORE

Table of Contents

Black Cohosh and Doll’s Eyes–Tall, Shade-loving, and Native

Brighten up your shade garden with native bugbane and baneberry.

Eggplants: Easy to Grow with Surprising Variety and Versatility

Eggplants grow well in Central Virginia and add many international possibilities to the garden and table.

The Ornamental Garden in August

All work and no play in the August garden is NOT the answer.

In the Vegetable Garden- August

August is the time to clean up tired spring plantings and get seeds and plants for fall harvest in the ground.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about climate change. Or, be a student again at Master Gardener College.

Eggplant and Tomatoes with Caper-Shallot Vinaigrette

A delicious way to combine your eggplant and tomatoes

The Bees in Your Backyard

Our native bees need as much protection as honeybees