Monday, January 18, 2021

January 2021 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine – 2021 Garden Trends, Culinary Sage, Growing Potatoes, and much more

The January 2021 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine is posted above.

Inside this issue:

·         7 BIG Garden Trends for 2021

·         Selecting the Right Tool for the Pruning Task

·         Attracting the Northern Flicker

·         Native Broad Beech Fern

·         Potato-Growing Tips and Tricks

·         Monarch Butterfly Protection Status

·         What to Do in the Garden this Month

·         Culinary Sage Plant Profile

·         Meet a Local Urban Homesteader

·         Flower Arranging to Cure the Winter Blahs

·         Call for Garden Photo Contest Entries

and much more...

Note that any submissions, event listings, and advertisements for the February 2021 issue are due by February 5.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

2021 Seed Exchanges Announced

On National Seed Swap Day (seedswapday.com) this year -- January 30, 2021 -- we will host a free, LIVE chat from 2:00-4:00pm Eastern Time for seed swappers everywhere. We will explore ways to hold in-person seed swap events during the COVID-19 pandemic and other options for safely swapping seeds. This event will feature surprises and special guests talking about everything seed-related from seed collecting tips to easy propagating tricks.

We hope you can join us for the live session at Washington Gardener Magazine | Facebook, but if you cannot, we will be recording the event and have it available on YouTube to view anytime. 

Our in-person Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchanges will take place on Saturday, March, 27, at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax County, VA, and on Saturday, April 3, at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, MD. The event registration links will be posted in early March.

We expect our in-person events to have several changes for safety during the pandemic. First, there will only be advance registrations and none at the doors. Next, we may change the format to eliminate the speaking sessions and instead schedule swapping groups in staggered shifts. Finally, as the events are later in the growing season, we will encourage swappers to bring not only seeds and plant cuttings, but also started seedlings as well. These details will evolve as local COVID-19 procedures and restrictions allow.
 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

GardenDC Podcast Episode 42: Hellebores with Barry Glick


This episode we talk with Barry Glick of Sunshine Farm and Gardens about Hellebores, as well native plant seed collection and propagation. The plant profile is on Smooth Hydrangea and I share an update on my National #SeedSwapDay project.



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Saturday, January 09, 2021

GardenDC Podcast Episode 41: New Plant Introductions with Dr. Allan Armitage

This episode we talk with renowned plantsman Dr. Allan Armitage all about New Plant Introductions. The plant profile is on River Birch and I share my MANTS 2021 experience.

Dr. Armitage is offering all GardenDC podcast listeners a special. Purchase any book(s) from his web site link, http://www.allanarmitage.net/shop, and receive free postage on your order by entering "Kathy" in the Discount Code box until 1/30/2021.

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