The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

July 2020-Vol.6 No.7

 

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Table of Contents

In the Ornamental Garden

Tasks & Tips for July

Native Species or Cultivars of Native Plants–Does it Matter?

Straight species or a native cultivar -- beauty or function? Or both?

Root Vegetables: Underground Culinary Treasures

Consider planting beets, parsnips, turnips, or rutabagas to add color, great taste, and excellent health benefits.

Plant a Pollinator Paradise

A step-by-step approach to creating a pollinator habitat

The Edible Garden: July

Review techniques to manage summer pests and fungal diseases to maintain edible garden production through the summer

Upcoming Events

Keep learning via webinars and self-guided native plant walks!