The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

September 2019-Vol.5, No.9


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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


Plant this ethereal beauty now and be enchanted next April

“Weeds, Glorious Weeds”

How to identify and tackle them

Responsible Lawn Management in the Era of Climate Change

Do we truly need that perfect turfgrass lawn?

The Vegetable Garden in September

Now is the time to tidy up the summer garden and plant hardy leaf and root crops for late fall and early winter harvest

September Tasks & Tips for the Ornamental Garden

Time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs!

Tea with Scones and Clotted Cream

In the proper English manner

Upcoming Events

Celebrate PMG's 30th anniversary; enjoy Monticello's annual Heritage Harvest Festival; hike, tour a garden, take a class.