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By Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine
All about gardening in the greater Washington, DC, and Mid-Atlantic area. Hosted by Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine (www. WashingtonGardener.com).
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Episode 57 - Green Roofs and Walls
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.
51:53
May 1, 2021
Episode 56 - Next Level Container Gardening
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.
01:09:26
April 24, 2021
Episode 55 - Container Gardening Basics
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.
55:41
April 17, 2021
Episode 54 - Flower Farming with Lisa Mason Ziegler
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.
01:06:04
April 10, 2021
Episode 53 - Superior Perennials with Karen Rexrode
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.
01:05:46
April 3, 2021
Episode 52 - Rock Gardening with Joseph Tychonievich
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.
01:01:11
March 27, 2021
Episode 51 - Companion Planting Strategies with Jessica Walliser
 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.
57:34
March 20, 2021
Episode 50 - Deer-Resistant Native Plants
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. 
01:07:04
March 13, 2021
Episode 49 - Flower Gardening
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.
59:46
March 6, 2021
Episode 48 - Growing Asian Vegetables
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.
01:00:34
February 27, 2021
Episode 47 - Pollinator Victory Gardens
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.
01:04:01
February 20, 2021
Episode 46 - Garden Clubs in the 21st Century
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.
01:07:43
February 13, 2021
Episode 45 - Seed Starting Tips
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.
01:06:46
February 6, 2021
Episode 44 - Witch Hazels and Green Spring Gardens 50th Anniversary
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."
01:01:44
January 30, 2021
Episode 43 - Galanthus with David L. Culp
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.
57:21
January 23, 2021
Episode 42 - Hellebores
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.
01:00:30
January 16, 2021
Episode 41 - New Plant Introductions with Dr. Allan Armitage
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
01:12:38
January 9, 2021
Episode 40 - Latin and Labels
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.
01:05:15
December 12, 2020
Episode 39 - Winter Sowing
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.
54:54
December 5, 2020
Episode 38 - Art in the Garden
This episode we talk with Jan Kirsh, a landscape designer and sculptor, about art in the garden. The plant profile is on Rosemary and I share some indoor blooming plants. Recorded on November 21, 2021.
01:08:09
November 21, 2020
Episode 37 - Foraging
This episode we talk with April Thompson, a food writer and director of sales and marketing for Bloom, about foraging for wild edibles. The plant profile is on Smokebush and I share some foliage highlights in my garden. Recorded on November 14, 2020.
58:43
November 14, 2020
Episode 36 - Gardening for Wildlife - Part 2
This episode we talk with David Mizejewski, naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation about creating backyard habitats. The plant profile is on Russian Sage and I look for ways to light the dark. Recorded on November 7, 2020.
01:04:36
November 7, 2020
Episode 35 - Gardening for Wildlife - Part 1
This episode we talk with Marie Mims Butler about her experiences gardening for wildlife at the Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA. The plant profile is on Tall Sedum and I share a bit about the late-blooming Roses in my garden. Recorded on October 31, 2020.
01:00:24
October 31, 2020
Episode 34 - Colorful Foliage and Longwood's Chrysanthemum Festival
This episode we talk with Karl Gercens of Longwood Gardens about fabulous garden color from foliage as well as Longwood's legendary Chrysanthemum Festival. The plant profile is on Wild Ageratum and I share a bit about the Pink Muhly Grass in my garden. Recorded on October 24, 2020.
01:07:08
October 24, 2020
Episode 33 - US Botanic Garden’s 200th Anniversary
This episode we talk with Saharah Moon Chapotin, Susan Pell, and Devin Dotson about the US Botanic Garden’s 200th Anniversary. The plant profile is on Mexican Feather Grass and I share what's blooming in my garden. Recorded on October 17, 2020.
01:02:49
October 17, 2020
Episode 32 - Garden Tours, Private European Gardens, and Goldenrod
This episode we talk with Carolyn Mullet about her Garden Tours and upcoming book on private European gardens, Adventures in Eden. The plant profile is on Goldenrod and I share some observations about the Wild Ageratum blooming in my garden. Recorded on October 10, 2020.
01:20:08
October 10, 2020
Episode 31 - Beekeeping
This episode we talk with Claire Jones of Claire Jones Landscapes LLC and the Garden Diaries Blog about all aspects of Beekeeping. The plant profile is on Asters and I share about the some upcoming talks and webinars that I am giving. Recorded on October 3, 2020.
01:02:19
October 3, 2020
Episode 30 - Seed Saving
This episode we talk with Debby Ward of Prior Unity Garden about all aspects of Seed Saving. The plant profile is on Figs and I share about the 'Sheffield Pink' Mums blooming in my garden. Recorded on September 26, 2020.
59:52
September 26, 2020
Episode 29 - Butterfly Gardening
This episode we talk with Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist Sarah Dickert and entomologist Holly Walker about butterfly gardening and Monarch Waystations. The plant profile is on Radishes and I share about the Autumn Daffodils blooming in my garden. Recorded on September 19, 2020.
01:05:33
September 19, 2020
Episode 28 - Preserving Your Harvest -- Canning, Freezing, and Drying
This episode we talk with Wendy Brister of Cavano's Perennials about Preserving -- Canning, Freezing, and Drying. The plant profile is Great Blue Lobelia and I share about the Toadlily blooming in my garden. Recorded on September 12, 2020.
01:05:53
September 12, 2020
Episode 27 - Gardening with Bulbs
This episode we talk with Jay Hutchins of Brent and Becky's Bulbs about Gardening with Bulbs. The plant profile is on Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac. I share my top Tulip picks and a bit about the Japanese Anemone blooming now in my garden. Recorded in September 5, 2020.
01:09:52
September 5, 2020
Episode 26 - Heirloom Tomatoes and Straw Bale Gardening
This episode we talk with Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes, about Heirloom Tomatoes and Straw Bale Gardening . The plant profile is on Cannas and I debate the merits of Foliage versus Flowers. Recorded on August 29, 2020.
01:08:37
August 29, 2020
Episode 25 - Growing Paw Paws, Cup Plant, and Fragrant Flowers
This episode, we chat with Michael Judd of Ecologia Design about all things related to growing Paw Paws The plant profile is on Cup Plant and I share my love of fragrant flowers. Recorded on August 22, 2020.
01:00:27
August 22, 2020
Episode 24 - Peggy Cornett of Monticello , Echinacea Plant Profile, and Tips for Guerilla Gardening
This episode, we chat with Peggy Cornett of Monticello about their historic plant collection. The plant profile is on Echinacea and I share tips for Guerilla Gardening. Recorded on August 15, 2020.
01:02:41
August 15, 2020
Episode 23 - Summer Cocktails, a Defense of the Lawn, and Tips for Growing Cucumbers
A chat with returning guest Marianne Willburn about summer cocktails and she makes a case in defense of the lawn. The plant profile is on cucumbers and I share my love for the 'Green Cloud' container lotus. Recorded on August 8, 2020.
01:04:11
August 8, 2020
Episode 22 - Fruit Trees, Crape Myrtle, and Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
This episode we talk with Michael McConkey of Edible Landscaping about Fruit Trees. The plant profile is on Crape Myrtles and I share Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives. Recorded on August 1, 2020.
01:09:43
August 1, 2020
Episode 21 - Cutting Gardens, Monarda, and Adventures in Garden Speaking
This episode, we talk with Drew Asbury of Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens about cutting gardens. The plant profile is on Monarda and I share my Adventures in Garden Speaking. Recorded on July 25, 2020.
01:09:08
July 25, 2020
Episode 20 - Native Plants, Diversity in the Garden, and Sunflowers
This episode, we talk with Shari Wilson about native plants. The plant profile is on Sunflowers and I share my thoughts on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the garden. Recorded on July 18, 2020.
58:57
July 18, 2020
Episode 19 - Floral Design, Gardening by the Rules, and Black-eyed Susans
This episode, we talk with Holly Heider Chapple about floral design. The plant profile is on Black-eyed Susans, and I share my thoughts on Gardening by Rules. Recorded on July 11, 2020.
01:09:01
July 11, 2020
Episode 18 - Shade Gardening, Clematis, and Logging Offline in the Garden
This episode, we talk with Jenny Rose Carey about Shade Gardening. The plant profile is on Clematis and I share my tips for  Logging Offline in the Garden. Recorded on July 4, 2020.
01:01:40
July 4, 2020
Episode 17 - Garden Photography, Hardy Geraniums, and Confessions of a Plant Hoarder
This episode, we talk with Mike Whalen about Garden Photography. The plant profile is on Hardy Geranium and I share my Confessions of a Plant Hoarder. Recorded on June 27, 2020.
01:05:55
June 27, 2020
Episode 16 - Garlic, Lavender, and No-stress Gardening
This episode, we talk with Tony Sarmiento about all things Garlic. The plant profile is on Lavender and I share my lessons in No-stress Gardening. Recorded on June 20, 2020.
52:12
June 20, 2020
Episode 15 - Orchids, Insects, and Hummingbirds
This episode, we have a wide-ranging conversation with plantswoman Carol Allen about Orchids, Insects, Hummingbirds, and more. The plant profile is on Common Milkweed and I share why garden has real value. Recorded on June 13, 2020.
01:03:53
June 13, 2020
Episode 14 - Unusual Edibles
This episode, we chat with Niraj Ray of Cultivate the City on Unusual Edibles including Papalo, Malabar Spinach, and Megberries. I share my Confessions of a Plant Killer and the Plant Profile is on Daylilies. Recorded on June 6, 2020.
42:55
June 6, 2020
Episode 13 - Heritage Roses
This episode, we chat with Connie Hilker of Hartwood Roses about Heritage (aka Old or Heirloom) Roses. I share my love for Crocs and the plant profile is on Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea). Recorded on May 30, 2020.
01:04:56
May 30, 2020
Episode 12 - Shrubs & Hedges
This episode, we chat with Eva Monheim about her new book on Shrubs and Hedges. I opine about gardening in movies The plant profile is on Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra). Recorded on May 23, 2020.
01:03:20
May 23, 2020
Episode 11 - Lotus and Water Gardens
This episode, we chat with Kelly Billing of Water Becomes a Garden about Lotus, and I answer a listener question on harvesting Asparagus. The plant profile is on Calamintha (Calamintha nepeta). Recorded on May 16, 2020.
56:50
May 16, 2020
Episode 10 - Peppers
This episode, we chat with Peter Pepper about growing Peppers and I describe my visit to Rachel Carson's home a few years ago. Also, I share what is blooming in my garden and the plant profile is on fothergilla. Recorded on May 9, 2020.
35:49
May 9, 2020
Episode 9 - Azaleas
An in-depth talk with Barbara Bullock about all things azalea - from planting tips to pruning to favorite selections. She is the recently retired curator of the US National Arboretum’s azalea collection. We also reminisce a bit about Behnke Nurseries and she shares what gardening in retirement is like. Recorded on May 2, 2020.
01:05:53
May 2, 2020
Episode 8 - Integrated Pest Management
We talk with Heather Zindash about IPM and best practices for diagnosing and treating issues in your garden. I share why gardening is NOT canceled and the plant profile is on kale. Recorded on April 25, 2020.
51:20
April 25, 2020
Episode 7 - Backyard Chickens
We chat with garden writer Marianne Willburn again. This time about chickens in the garden, fuzzy ducklings, and hugelkultur. The plant profile is on lilacs. I vent about leaf blowers and share what is blooming in my garden. Recorded at April 18, 2020.
44:12
April 18, 2020
Episode 6 - Spring-flowering Trees and Shrubs
This episode, we chat with David Ellis, editor of The American Gardener, the magazine of the American Horticultural Society, about favorite spring flowering trees and shrubs. The plant profile is on pansies/violas and we reflect on the late, great Henry Mitchell. Recorded on April 11, 2020.
39:41
April 11, 2020
Episode 5 - Horticultural Storyteller
This episode we talk with Abra Lee, a horticultural storyteller and Longwood Fellow. The plant profile focuses on the Pussy Willow and we add a new segment about what is growing in our community garden plot and home garden this week. Recorded April 4, 2020 
34:40
April 4, 2020
Episode 4 - All About Tomatoes
A talk with Doug Oster all about tomatoes — from the earliest varieties to ripen to combating blight issues. Doug shares his best tips and tricks. Our plant profile this episode is Heuchera. Recorded March 28, 2020 
36:50
March 28, 2020
Episode 3 - Cool-Season Edibles
Kim Roman discusses Square Foot Gardening, microgreens, and what edibles you can start now the March garden. The plant profile in this episode focuses on Forsythia. Recorded on Match 21, 2020.
36:35
March 22, 2020
Episode 2 - Sustainable Gardening
A chat with Kit Gage, a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, about the recent Green Matters Symposium, the novel “The Overstory,” and the “Nature’s Best Hope” by Doug Tallamy. Our Plant Profile this episode is on the cool-season annual Sweet Alyssum. Recorded on March 14, 2020 
35:37
March 15, 2020
Episode 1 - Philadelphia Flower Show
A chat with garden writer Marianne Willburn about Philadelphia Flower Show, edgeworthia, rose pruning tips, and what to do in the garden early March. Recorded on March 7, 2020.
01:14:01
March 7, 2020