The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

August 2020-Vol.6 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

Gardening for Resilience: The Bounty of Fall Vegetables

Enjoy the great outdoors and extend the joy of spring and summer gardening into fall and winter. Here's what you need to know for a strong start.

What’s Killing our Oak Trees?

Oaks can be harmed by a variety of diseases, often in combination, but good hygiene can provide effective protection.

August in the Edible Garden

It's time to start your fall vegetables

Asters — Color and Life in the Fall Garden

Asters enliven the late season garden with mounds of color and busy pollinators.

Upcoming Events

Keep up with education via live Zoom webinars and videos sponsored by a variety of organizations. Tour an August garden!

August in the Ornamental Garden

The August To-Do List