The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

January 2021-Vol7 No.1


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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

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Making January Productive for the Edible Gardener

Use January downtime to prepare for next spring.

A Mishmash of Wonderful

Learn about gardening and giving with Piedmont Master Gardener and community volunteer, Fran Boninti.

Upcoming Events

Use the winter months to learn through virtual opportunities. Classes offer a variety of topics: native plants, trees, monarchs, and home landscaping.

January Tips For the Ornamental Gardener

Look for winter blooms in the landscape; check for water needs, frost heave, and snow damage: try a cyclamen for indoor blooms: don't forget the birds; get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

What Do Master Gardeners Do?

Find out what Master Gardeners do