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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Dry shade

Janet Stotsky from Bethesda, MD - 05/09/2018 08:33:03

Kathy gave a great talk on Designing for Dry Shade yesterday at Brookside Gardens. It covered all the key ideas and gave some perfect plant choices.

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Garden Speaker, Kathy Jentz

Janet Ross from Reston - 04/20/2018 11:01:35

THE MOST enjoyable speaker I've come across. So easy going, likable and over-the-top knowledgeable. An expert in her field. A motivating speaker.

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Container gardening

Carolyn Bremer from VA - 04/16/2018 10:06:11

Kathy gave a very informative lecture to our Junior League Gardeners group this spring. Loved that she fielded questions from her he group during her talk. Fun and engaging speaker!