GARDENING GODDESS • BY KATHY JENTZ
March is one of the cruelest months for us Mid-Atlantic gardeners. Tantalizing us with signs of spring in the newly active Robins and crocus blooms poling up from the bare ground; at the same time, torturing us with frigid winds, snow/sleet/ice and drastic temperature swings.
One way we can bide our time until being able to work the ground is a trip up I-95 to the Philadelphia Flower Show. Washington Gardener Magazine is hosting two such trips up their this week and I was lucky enough to be able to go up myself this past weekend for the press preview day.
The Philadelphia Flower Show is like Disneyland for gardeners. From wine tastings to floral arranging classes to over-the-top indoor garden displays, there is something for everyone there — even a man-cave for those wanting to enjoy a brew, BBQ, and some ESPN.
Pictured here is one of the entries into the topiary competition — a massive lion that fits right into this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme of Brilliant! Britain.
Closer to home, here are some local gardening events coming up — all FREE and open to the public
Washington Gardener Magazine Book Club is Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan. The room allows food and drink and you may bring your dinner and/or snacks to share. The book club meetings are FREE and open to anyone who would like to attend. Please RSVP to “WG Book Club” at WashingtonGardener@rcn.com.
About the Author:
Kathy Jentz is editor/publisher of Washington Gardener magazine. Washington Gardener magazine, is a new gardening publication published specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs.
The magazine is written entirely by local area gardeners. They have real-world knowledge and practical advice with the same problems you experience in your own gardens. They share their thoughts on what to plant in deep shade, how to cover bare spots, which annuals work best throughout the humid DC summers, and much more. If you are a DC area gardener, you’ll love Washington Gardener magazine!
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