The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

May 2019-Vol.5 No.5

 

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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

Another Pesticide Controversy: Neonicotinoids and Pollinator Decline

Systemic Insecticides, pollinator harm, and a better way to manage pest control

May In the Vegetable Garden

May is the busiest month of the year for many home vegetable gardeners.

Gardening for Hummingbirds

How to create a hummingbird habitat in your yard

Upcoming Events

Tour a garden, hike, smell the wildflowers, take a class — learn while you enjoy!

Container Gardening, Part I

How to prepare for success with containers

Tasks & Tips in the Ornamental Garden

Is it time for your houseplants to take a vacation?