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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GardenDC is all about gardening in the greater Washington DC region (DC MD VA DE WV PA — zones 6-7). Host Kathy Jentz is the editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine. A life-long gardener, Kathy believes that growing plants should be stress-free and enjoyable. Her philosophy is inspiration over perspiration.