Kathy Jentz

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826 Philadelphia Ave Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Kathy Jentz is editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, based in the Washington, DC region. A life-long gardener, Kathy believes that growing plants should be stress-free and enjoyable. Her philosophy is inspiration over perspiration.

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Kathy Jentz is Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine. Kathy is a life-long gardener from a family of farmers and dedicated gardeners. Currently, she is President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and on the board of several other clubs and organizations, including GardenComm, the association for Garden Communicators. 

She can be reached at KathyJentz@gmail.com or 240-603-1461.

She is comfortable speaking virtually and experienced on Zoom, WebExm, and Microsoft Teams.


She speaks on gardening and has been honored to have presented programs at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Historic Society of Washington, DC. Audiences both large and small enjoy hearing her on topics as varied as Dealing with Deer to Small-Space Gardening.

Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

Last name pronounced: like "jets" with an "n" inserted before the "ts."


Small Space Garden Design – Squeezing it all in to your Urban Garden (Getting the Most out of Small Space, Urban Gardens)

Small Tree (and Large Shrubs) for Urban and Small Gardens

Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter

Fruit Tree Growing in the Mid-Atlantic (Washington DC Region)

Local Garden Publishing & Writing - Finding Your Brand and Niche

Spring Garden Prep and Chores

Pruning Tree-age Demo and Talk

Great Groundcovers

Can't Fail Container Gardening

Cool-Season Edibles

Deer-Proof Gardening (and dealing with other garden mammals)

Vertical Growing - Green Roofs, Walls, and more

Made in the Shade - Shade Gardening Design and Planting Tips


Washington, DC
Silver Spring, MD

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Audience Reviews

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Kelly Billing from Forest Hill, MD - 01/07/2021 20:29:16

Thank you Kathy for sharing your vast knowledge. I have a solid plant list for a front garden renovation!!

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Fantastic presentation

Jill R from Washington DC - 01/03/2021 18:58:57

Kathy is a terrific lecturer. Today I attended Great Groundcovers and it lived up to its name. She is extremely knowledgeable and imparts her wisdom in a clear and concise manner. All the information is very practical and applicable. I’ve attended some of her other lectures and all are stellar.

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Extremely knowledgeable, great presentation style.

Susan L from Rockville, MD - 01/03/2021 15:22:17

I've attended a few of Kathy's presentations and have enjoyed them all. Her pacing and audience interaction is spot on. She has an engaging style - stays on point and within time allotted.

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