Saturday, February 06, 2021

GardenDC Podcast Episode 45: Seed Starting Tips

This episode we talk with Barbara Melera of about the seed industry "seed shortage" and seed starting tips. The plant profile is on Hen-and-Chicks (Sempervivium sp.) and I share some upcoming gardening events. Summer Creek Farm is this episode's sponsor.

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~  Thursday, February 18, 4pm
"Flowers and Plants Introductions for the New Growing Season"
Interested in how new plants evolve and make it to the garden centers each spring? Follow the path: e.g., hybridization, environmental suitability, and test gardens. Then be introduced to the “Stars for Spring 2021!” Speaker: Kathy Jentz, Editor, Washington Gardener Magazine. Fee: $10. Register at:
Hosted by the National Capital Area Garden Clubs District IV. The presentation will be via Zoom and available on demand for 10 days afterwards.

Friday, February 19, 9:30am
GreenScapes Symposium
Leveraging native plants to restore the environment. Keynote by Doug Tallamy.
Register at

~  Saturday, February 20, 9:30am
17th Annual EcoSavvy Symposium – Virtual Program  
Join in from the comfort of your own home or office. In this year’s symposium, “Integrating Storm Water Management in Landscape Design.” Fee: $26. Register online at (code ITG.QARB).

~  Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm
Garden Book Club Meeting
Discuss “A Gentle Plea for Chaos” with Washington Gardener Magazine’s Garden Book Club via Zoom. Order your copy now at our Amazon link:, then RSVP and see the event details at:

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