Kathy Jentz

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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. 

You can read Kathy's work in the Washington Examiner, Pathways Magazine, and Washington Woman in addition to regular guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4 and WAMU radio.


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 Containers

Cool-Season Edibles

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


Washington, DC
Silver Spring, MD

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Terrific speaker - Very broad and deep knowledge

Kathleen Brosi from Baltimore, Maryland - 01/13/2020 17:57:03

Ms. Jentz spoke to our club about forcing bulbs and deer proofing.She also provided practical information on solutions to many gardening issues. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of many gardening topics, She is very personable and approachable. I thought her presentation was perfect, I know my club would love to have her speak again.

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Program "Made in The Shade"

Justine Harris from Great Falls, VA - 10/14/2019 14:38:54

Ms. Jentz presented an excellent program to the Great Falls Garden Club on the challenge of cultivating gardens in dry shade. She gave us good information on soil amendments and plant choices. Many members told me afterwards what a good program it was!

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very useful information

Carol J Cochran from Arlington va - 03/21/2019 16:36:44

Kathy was well organized, upbeat, and knowledgeable. I came home with lots of good ideas to improve my garden.

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