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Pruning Roses Demystified with Kathy Jentz

Mar 3rd @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Davidsonville – March 3rd from 10-11 am
Severna Park – March 3rd from 2-3pm

Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine, is an expert in all things related to rose care. In her informative session, she will cover every aspect of rose care, including culture, care, maintenance, common problems, and pruning techniques. Additionally, Kathy will generously share her personal recommendations for disease-resistant rose varieties that thrive in our specific area. This engaging talk not only provides valuable insights into rose care but also emphasizes an organic gardening approach, promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in the art of nurturing beautiful roses!


About Your Speaker:
Kathy Jentz is editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine and hosts the popular GardenDC Podcast. She is also the editor of the Water Garden Journal (IWGS), The Azalean (ASA), and Fanfare, for the local daylily society. She is the author of Groundcover Revolution (out February 2023) and co-author of The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the City . A life-long gardener, Kathy believes that growing plants should be stress-free and enjoyable. Her philosophy is inspiration over perspiration. She speaks on gardening and has been honored to have presented programs at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the Philadelphia Flower Show, U.S. Botanic Garden, the Historic Society of Washington, DC, and many other prestigious venues. Audiences both large and small enjoy hearing her on topics as varied as Dealing with Deer to Small-Space Gardening. Kathy’s work was awarded a Gold Laurel in the GardenComm 2023 Media Awards for both Public Speaking and Best Podcast Series (Overall) for the GardenDC Podcast, She earned a Silver Laurel for Social Media.

One of her other hats is as the Green Media columnist for the Mid-Atlantic Grower newspaper, where she does a great deal of hand-holding and coaxing to get independent garden centers, plant breeders, and other horticultural businesses to join the social media revolution and maximize their online brands. Currently, she is the President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and is on the board of several other garden clubs and organizations.


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