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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Engaging Presentation

NJ Farrell from Maryland - 02/18/2021 20:52:16

Kathy provided such an engaging program on Mid-Atlantic regionally adapted plants. There is renewed hope for my garden.

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Spring in Metro DC

Robin Hammer from MD - 02/18/2021 17:10:28

Kathy Jentz is a terrific speaker! She is warm, informative, and can speak on a variety of topics! This latest talk was terrific!

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Informative and Fun

Heidi Rothenhaus from Annapolis, MD - 02/17/2021 17:18:09

Kathy shared her knowledge and practical experience in a talk for our garden club. Her pacing and style were super. I'd happily attend another session with Kathy.