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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Very Informative

PETER KRYSZAK from LANHAM MD - 09/10/2021 20:22:44

Kathy presented a great overview of cool weather gardening tips. She shared her knowledge and her practical experience in a very approachable way.

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Excellent Presenter

Susan Custis from Owings, MD - 06/03/2021 12:52:53

I’ve watched a couple of Kathy’s presentations for Homestead Gardens and I have thoroughly enjoyed them. She’s well spoken, giving a lot of information without making it a lecture. She answers questions and keeps the presentation moving.

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Container Tips

Rindy O'Brien from Washington - 05/05/2021 10:23:58

Kathy gave an hour zoom talk on how to make our urns in Lincoln Park thrive. Kathy gives practical tips in a friendly down to earth way. Highly recommend her talk if you are thinking of container gardening.