The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

October 2015 - Vol. 1 No. 10


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Table of Contents

My Grandmother’s Gumbo, Fortified with Okra

REAL gumbo is made with okra.

Virginia Healthy Lawns

A program all should try.

The Ornamental Garden in October

Autumn is the busiest time of year in the ornamental garden.

Callicarpa (Beautyberry)

This purple-fruiting beauty expands the autumn palette.

October Vegetable Garden:Tips & Tasks

My paranoia season.


One of the easiest crops......

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Bulbs are one of the best investments a gardener can make.