Monday, October 02, 2006

A Nice Pat on the Back

We had a really nice plug for the magazine coming soon in print in the Alexandria Times community newspaper. Here is the text:

The Washington Gardener is a marvelous new garden magazine for our area. Subscribe for $18 a year, well worth it. They also have a free online monthly Enewsletter or
contact Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher at 301-588-6894 or or

(Update - here is the actual link.)

This review was courtesy of Nancy A. Burns. Nancy is their regular garden columnist and according to her bio is also: a Master Gardener, Horticulture Information Director on the Board of District 2—National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs, President of the Belle Haven Garden Club, and an officer in the National Capital Orchid Society.

I went back through the Alexandria Times archives and read a few of her garden columns. This is a real gardener who has her pulse on local northern VA garden scene. And she is a nice lady to boot! We met in person a few weeks ago at the Friends of Brookside Gardens sale, where we had a table set up. This just goes to show that even though our goal that days was to get new subscribers (which we did), there are bonus benefits to going to every possible garden event in the area. Next on our agenda is our Open Garden on October 9 and then the GreenFestival on October 14-15. Another busy month!

Oh yes, over the weekend we got a call through the Washington Woman folks saying that local NBC affiliate WRC Channel 4 would like us on tomorrow (Tues. Oct 3 for the News 4 at 4) to do a segment on bulb planting, which is the subject of an article I wrote for the current Washington Woman issue. I'm very excited about this and seeing how many people we reach with this weekday afternoon versus the early Sunday morning segment on WUSA Channel 9.

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