The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

September 2020-Vol.6 No. 9


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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

The September To-Do List

The September To-Do List

Lasagna Mulching

For a low cost and leisurely way to make a bed for future planting, try lasagna mulching, a/k/a sheet composting

Rose Campion

An old cottage garden favorite tough enough to take on all comers

Upcoming Events

Visit Tufton Farm for fall events and plant sales; take a Basic Garden Class online; join a zoom orientation class on becoming a Master Gardener; enjoy a variety of fall webinars; take a mushroom hike!

September in the Edible Garden

The September To-Do List

Beyond the Lawn: Imagine the Options

Consider transforming some of your lawn into beautiful horticultural spots