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 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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Interesting and educational

CC Del from Washington DC - 11/01/2020 15:38:42

I have recently attended Kathy's online lectures on Small Tree (and Large Shrubs) for Urban and Small Gardens and one on Fall and Winter gardening. Not only are her lectures informative, but they are interesting as she include facts and information that you may not even connect with gardening (like how trees can deter crime!) She is also well-informed and is able to tailor her talk to information specific to our growing zone. I look forward to more of her lectures in the future.

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Fun and Informative

Cecilia from Ellicott City, MD - 10/13/2020 14:36:49

Kathy provided a very fun and informative presentation for our Garden Club on Ground Covers. She is clearly knowledgable and yet she explains things so that even the novices among us followed. There is no doubt that we will want to invite her to return again in the future.

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great speaker

Carol B Roush from Millersville - 10/06/2020 16:23:25

Ms Jentz gave a lively informative talk on Fall Colors in the garden. She is very knowledgeable and personable. I really liked her power point slides. She was able to do a great job on a hybrid platform despite the outdoor noises. I would highly recommend her for any garden club program.