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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 Continue Reading >>
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Raised Bed Gardening with Joe Lamp'l In this episode, we talk all about raised bed gardening with Joe Lamp'l, founder of https://joegardener.com/ and author of The Vegetable Gardening Book: Your complete guide togrowing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest. The plant profile is on Osage Orange Trees and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 10/18.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 51: Companion Planting Strategies with Jessica Walliser
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-51-companion.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 28: Preserving Your Harvest -- Canning, Freezing, and Drying
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/09/gardendc-podcast-episode-28-preserving.html
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden

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Defining a Garden Designer vs Landscape Designer vs Landscape Architect Award-winning designer Susan Cohan describes the professions similar to a landscape designer and what they do..
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If you could only grow one magnolia, it should be this one... Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Gardens and Landscapes at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, chats with us all about magnolias and recommends the saucer magnolia in particular for Mid-Atlantic gardeners.
Turning a Black Thumb to Green Nicky talks about failing to grow orchids as a child — “I had a black thumb.”
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Raised Bed Gardening with Joe Lamp'l In this episode, we talk all about raised bed gardening with Joe Lamp'l, founder of https://joegardener.com/ and author of The Vegetable Gardening Book: Your complete guide togrowing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest. The plant profile is on Osage Orange Trees and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 10/18.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 51: Companion Planting Strategies with Jessica Walliser
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-51-companion.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 28: Preserving Your Harvest -- Canning, Freezing, and Drying
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/09/gardendc-podcast-episode-28-preserving.html
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden

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Cover Crops and Winter Bed Prep In this episode, we talk all about cover crops and preparing our growing beds for winter with Gary Pilarchik of The Rusted Garden. The plant profile is on Fuchsia and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 10-11-22.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 3: Cool-Season Edible Gardening
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-3.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 97: Permaculture
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2022/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-97-permaculture.html
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Recorded on 10-8-2022.
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden

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Autumn Color Forecast In this episode, we talk all about the Autumn Color Forecast and what creates that brilliant annual tree foliage display with John R. Seiler, Alumni Distinguished Professor, Forest Biology at Virginia Tech. The plant profile is on Colchicum and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ Colorful Foliage and Longwood's Chrysanthemum Festival
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/10/gardendc-podcast-episode-34-colorful.html
~ Versatile Viburnums 
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/09/gardendc-podcast-episode-75-versatile.html
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message 
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden
Recorded on 10-1-2022.

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Gold Medal Plants In this episode, we talk all about the Gold Medal Plants program with Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The plant profile is on Dahlias and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
The SHOW NOTES will be posted on 9/27.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 94: Magnolias
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2022/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-94-magnolias.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 60: Hydrangeas
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/05/gardendc-podcast-episode-60-hydrangeas.html
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden
Recorded on 9-24-2022.

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Japanese Maples In this episode, we talk all about Japanese Maples with Matt Millage, formerly with the USNA and now Public Space Manager for the Georgetown BID in Washington, DC. The plant profile is on Dianthus and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
The SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 9/20.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 85: Camellias
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/12/gardendc-podcast-episode-85-camellias.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 82: Persimmons and Other Unusual Fall Fruits with Stanton Gill
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/11/gardendc-podcast-episode-82-persimmons.html
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden
Recorded on 9-17-2022.


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Crapemyrtles In this episode, we talk with Margaret Pooler, Supervisory Research Geneticist with the USDA-ARS, all about Crapemyrtles. The plant profile is on Coleus and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
The SHOW NOTES will be posted on 9/13.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Episode 22: Fruit Trees, Crape Myrtle, and Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 6: Spring-Flowering Trees and Shrubs
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing and Show Notes: Brandie Bland
Recorded on 9-10-2022

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Is It Ripe Yet? How To Tell When To Harvest In this episode, we talk with returning guest Doug Oster about how to tell when fruits and vegetables are ripe and when to harvest them. The plant profile is on Okra and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
The SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 9/6.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 68: Summer Vegetables
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2021/07/gardendc-podcast-episode-68-summer.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 4: All About Tomatoes
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-4-all-about.html
Recorded on 9-3-22.
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing and Show Notes: Brandie Bland


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Environmentally Friendly Gardening In this episode, we talk with Thomas Christopher, horticulturist, author and podcaster, about environmentally friendly gardening. The plant profile is on Beautyberry and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events. This episode is sponsored by Nature's Lawn and Garden.
~ Plants and Gardens Happy Hour #1
https://connect.ahsgardening.org/ahs--gardencomm-webinar-series
~ Garden Revolution by Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher
https://amzn.to/3TmGqh9
~ Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill by Thomas Christopher
https://amzn.to/3dV6W0Z
~ The New American Landscape by Thomas Christopher with Doug Tallamy. Rick Darke, and more
https://amzn.to/3AOpNE2
Disclosure: the books linked here are linked to an Amazon affiliate account, so if you click on them and order any, Washington Gardener Magazine gets a few pennies added to the account for the referral. Our full Amazon storefront is at: https://www.amazon.com/shop/wdcgardener
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.
The SHOW NOTES will be posted on 8/30.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 22: Fruit Trees, Crape Myrtle, and Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/08/gardendc-podcast-episode-22-fruit-trees.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 101: Sustainable Lawn Care
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2022/04/gardendc-podcast-episode-101.html
Recorded on 8-27-2022.
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz

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Miniature Vegetables In this episode, we talk with Kim Roman of Square Foot Gardening 4 U (SFG4U) about miniature vegetables and other small-space edible plants. The plant profile is on Little Bluestem Grass and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events.
BTW, YOU can become a listener supporter for as little as $0.99 per month! See how at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/support.Links mentioned in this episode:
~ Renee's Garden container seed collection
https://www.reneesgarden.com/blogs/gardening-resources/tagged/container-gardening
~ Kitchen Minis
https://www.kitchenminis.com/
~ Dwarf Tomato Project
https://www.dwarftomatoproject.net/
~ Tiny Garden Habit
https://www.tinygardenhabit.com/
~ Balcony Garden Web
https://balconygardenweb.com/8-dwarf-vegetables-grow-small-urban-garden/
~ How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round by Kim Roman
https://amzn.to/3AaRaqr
The SHOW NOTES will be posted here on 8/23.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 3: Cool-Season Edible Gardening
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/03/gardendc-podcast-episode-3.html
~ GardenDC Podcast Episode 26: Heirloom Tomatoes and Straw Bale Gardening
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2020/08/gardendc-podcast-episode-26-heirloom.html
Recorded on 8-20-2022.
We welcome your questions and comments! You can leave a voice mail message for us at: https://anchor.fm/gardendc/message
Note that we may use these messages on a future episode.
And be sure to leave us a 5-star review on your favorite platform so other gardeners can find us too!
Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Tori Vandergriff

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