Saturday, December 02, 2023

GardenDC Podcast Episode 175: Herstory of DC Gardens

In this episode of GardenDC: The Podcast about Mid-Atlantic Gardening, we chat with Kaitlin Calogera, a licensed tour guide and author about the women behind many of Washington, DC's public gardens. The plant profile is on Calendula and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events in the What's New segment. We close out with the Last Word on Self-Sowing Plants by Dr. Allan Armitage.

If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:

GardenDC Podcast Episode 96: Women in Horticulture

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Show Notes: 00:01:10 Women in Washington, DC, gardening 00:04:41 Women in DC history tours 00:08:11 Hidden memorial honoring First Ladies 00:08:58 The design on the US Botanic Garden First Ladies Water Garden 00:13:08 Women's contributions to DC gardens 00:14:45 Rooftop garden creation 00:17:43 Enid Haupt and Seventeen Magazine 00:21:46 Connection between women and nature 00:23:40 Lady Bird Johnson's flower planting campaign 00:25:45 Women behind the Tidal Basin cherry blossom history 00:30:11 Community gardening in urban landscapes 00:36:39 The neighborhood behind the Wangari Maathai Gardens 00:39:13 Ticket availability and popularity 00:40:36 Hidden garden spots in DC 00:43:10 How to contact the tour host 00:44:02 Virtual programs available for participation 00:49:54 Turning a New Leaf Sustainable Landscaping Conference 00:54:32 Embrace self-sowing plants in gardening 00:56:35 Plants that take care of themselves

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Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Interview Edit and Show Notes: Christine Folivi


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