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Author: Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine

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All about gardening in the greater Washington, DC, and Mid-Atlantic area. Hosted by Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine (www. WashingtonGardener.com). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
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In this episode, we talk with Hala Elbarmil, the Greenhouse and Gardens Coordinator at George Mason University, about grafting fruit trees. The plant profile is on Hardy Ferns and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. Recorded on May 7, 2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
In this episode, we talk with Louise Clarke of the Morris Arboretum about green roofs and walls. The plant profile is on Bleeding Hearts and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. Recorded on 5-1-2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
In this episode, we talk with Dan Benarcik of Chanticleer, about next level container gardening. The plant profile is on Euphorbia and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. Recorded on 4-24-2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
In this episode, we talk with Michaelle Scanlon and Deborah Lessne, co-owners of Garden sPOTS, about container gardening basic. The plant profile is on Asparagus and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. Recorded on 4-17-2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Lisa Mason Ziegler of The Gardener's Workshop about her flower farm business. The plant profile is on Wild Violets and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! Lisa's own podcast is called Field & Garden and you can listen to it here. YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Karen Rexrode about her favorite low-maintenance perennials. The plant profile is on Dutch Hyacinths and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. This episode was recorded on 4-2-2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Joseph Tychonievich, author of "Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style," and "The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food," on rock gardening, hypertufa, NARGS, and food growing basics. The plant profile is on Flowering Quince and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! You can register for his April 14, 2021, webinar on Plant Shopping here. You can order his books at: https://amzn.to/31m6yiA and https://amzn.to/2Px6wlh. Recorded on 3-29-2021. Note: this text contains Amazon affiliate links. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Jessica Walliser, author of "Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden," on the coming Brood X cicadas, allelopathy, and scientifically tested plant partnerships. The plant profile is on Snapdragons and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news! You can order her book at: https://amzn.to/313bdGa (affiliate link) BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregg Tepper, authors of "Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast," on gardening with deer. The plant profile is on the Yucca filamentosa and we share local gardening news plus a contest to celebrate our 50th episode! Ruth and Gregg will be hosting a Virtual Book Talk on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Register here. Ruth will be speaking at the 34th Annual Lahr Symposium Redux Daylong Virtual Symposium on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Register here. To enter to win a free copy of their book and a digital subscription to Washington Gardener Magazine, subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/washingtongardenermagazine by March 20,2021. We will draw a winner from among all our YouTube channel subscribers past and present. You can order their book at: https://amzn.to/38DfPH1 This episode was recorded on March 13, 2021 and may contain Amazon affiliate links.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Jan Johnsen, author of "Floratopia: 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio, or Balcony," on growing flowers. The plant profile is on the Wintersweet shrub and we share the first spring blooms and news on upcoming gardening events. Recorded on 3-6-2021. This post may include Amazon affiliate links. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Wendy Kiang-Spray, author of "The Chinese Kitchen Garden," on growing Asian vegetables. The plant profile is on Snowdrops and we share the first spring blooms and news on upcoming gardening events. Recorded on 2-27-2021. YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. This podcast may include affiliate links to our Amazon store. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Kim Eierman founder of EcoBeneficial about adding a Pollinator Victory Garden to your home landscape. We share how to support the garden media before it is gone. The plant profile is on Wintersweet and news on recent and upcoming gardening events. Recorded on 2-20-2021. BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Cherie Lejeune, President of National Capital Area Garden Clubs (NCAGC), about the current state of and future of garden clubs. The plant profile is on Daffodils (Narcissus sp.) and I share some recent and upcoming gardening events. Recorded on 2-13-2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Barbara Melera of Harvesting-History.com about the seed industry and seed starting tips. The plant profile is on Hen-and-Chicks (Sempervivium sp.) and I share some upcoming gardening events. Summer Creek Farm is this episode's sponsor. Also mentioned in this episode: ~  Thursday, February 18, 4pm "Flowers and Plants Introductions for the New Growing Season" Interested in how new plants evolve and make it to the garden centers each spring? Follow the path: e.g., hybridization, environmental suitability, and test gardens. Then be introduced to the “Stars for Spring 2021!” Speaker: Kathy Jentz, Editor, Washington Gardener Magazine. Fee: $10. Register at: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=L4L7AZ6RG55QQ Hosted by the National Capital Area Garden Clubs District IV. The presentation will be via Zoom and available on demand for 10 days afterwards. ~ Friday, February 19, 9:30am GreenScapes Symposium Leveraging native plants to restore the environment. Keynote by Doug Tallamy. Register at activemontgomery.org. ~  Saturday, February 20, 9:30am 17th Annual EcoSavvy Symposium – Virtual Program Join in from the comfort of your own home or office. In this year’s symposium, “Integrating Storm Water Management in Landscape Design.” Fee: $26. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (code ITG.QARB). ~  Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm Garden Book Club Meeting Discuss “A Gentle Plea for Chaos” with Washington Gardener Magazine’s Garden Book Club via Zoom. Order your copy now at our Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2WOdS4m, then RSVP and see the event details at: https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/12/discuss-gentle-plea-for-chaos-with.html. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Nicole Mitchell and Brenda Skarphol of Green Spring Gardens about the garden's 50th anniversary and its Witch Hazel collection The plant profile is on Japanese Apricot Trees (Prunus mume) and I share thoughts on "Politics and Gardening." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with David L. Culp about Snowdrops (Galanthus sp.). The plant profile is on Oakleaf Hydrangea and I share the Growth Cycle of a Gardener. Recorded on 1/23/2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
Episode 42 - Hellebores

Episode 42 - Hellebores

2021-01-1601:00:30

This episode we talk with Barry Glick of Sunshine Farm and Gardens about Hellebores, as well native plant seed collection and propagation. The plant profile is on Smooth Hydrangea and I share an update on my National #SeedSwapDay project. Recorded on January 9, 2021. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with renowned plantsman Dr. Allan Armitage all about New Plant Introductions. The plant profile is on River Birch and I share my MANTS 2021 experience. Recorded on January 9, 2021 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with returning guest Marianne Willburn all about Botanical Latin and Plant Labels. The plant profile is on Sage and I am planting 'Amazing Grey' poppy seeds. This episode was posted on December 12, 2020. Note that the GardenDC podcast is taking a break for the rest of the holiday season and will be back in the new year. Meanwhile, you can catch up on any of the 40 episodes from Season 1 that you may have missed or re-listen to a past favorite. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
This episode we talk with Linda L. Jones of Elements of Nature all about Winter Sowing. The plant profile is on Redtwig Dogwood and I share thoughts on Scent-sational Holiday Plants and a Hidden World Revealed. Recorded on 12-5-2020. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support
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