The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

February 2016-Vol.2 No.2


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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

Preserved Lemons

Brighten winter stews or simple salads with a lemony twist!

February in the Ornamental Garden

February just seems like the longest month.


A practical beauty for the shade garden

What’s all the hype about compost?

And why you, too, will be hyped about composting

Planning for Natives

Planning for Success with Natives!