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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.
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May 2, 2020 - Azaleas

May 2, 2020 - Azaleas

September 19, 2020 - 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.
September 19, 2020
September 12, 2020: 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.
September 12, 2020
September 5, 2020: 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.
September 5, 2020
August 29, 2020 - 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.
August 29, 2020
August 22, 2020 - 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.
August 22, 2020
August 15, 2020 - 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.
August 15, 2020
August 8, 2020 - 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.
August 8, 2020
August 1, 2020 - Fruit Trees, Crape Myrtle, and Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
This episode we talk with Michael McConkey of Edible Landscaping about Fruit Tees. The plant profile is on Crape Myrtles and I share Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives.
August 1, 2020
July 25, 2020 - 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.
July 25, 2020
July 18, 2020 - 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.
July 18, 2020
July 11, 2020 - 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.
July 11, 2020
July 4, 2020 - 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.
July 4, 2020
June 27, 2020 - 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.
June 27, 2020
June 20, 2020 - 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.
June 20, 2020
June 13, 2020 - 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.
June 13, 2020
June 6, 2020 - 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.
June 6, 2020
May 30, 2020 - 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).
May 30, 2020
May 23, 2020 - 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).
May 23, 2020
May 16, 2020 - 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).
May 16, 2020
May 9, 2020 - 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.
May 9, 2020
May 2, 2020 - 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.
May 2, 2020
April 25, 2020 - 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.
April 25, 2020
April 18, 2020 - 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.
April 18, 2020
April 11, 2020 - 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.
April 11, 2020
April 4, 2020 - 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.
April 4, 2020
March 28, 2020 - 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.
March 28, 2020
Match 21, 2020 - 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.
March 22, 2020
March 14, 2020 - 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.
March 15, 2020
March 7, 2020 - 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.
March 7, 2020
GardenDC Podcast
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.
March 6, 2020