Kathy Jentz

About Kathy Jentz

Kathy Jentz is editor and publisher of the award-winning Washington Gardener Magazine, based in Washington, DC. She is also the editor of three plant society journals: the Water Garden Journal (IWGS), The Azalean (ASA), and Fanfare (Daylily Society Region 3).   

She hosts the popular GardenDC Podcast, which was recently named Best DC Podcast. She is co-author of The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the Cityand her latest book is Groundcover Revolution. 

Her mission is to turn your thumb green. A life-long gardener, Kathy believes that growing plants should be stress-free and enjoyable. Her philosophy is inspiration over perspiration.


Education and Certifications

BS, Journalism from the University of Maryland

Awards and Achievements in 2023:

GardenComm Media Awards—Gold Laurel Medals of Achievements
• Gold: Podcast Series (Overall): GardenDC Podcast
• Gold: Speaking (Live Presentation): Deer & Garden Mammals Talk
• Silver: Social Media: @WDCgardener Twitter Account


Favorite Plants

Most Popular Articles Published

Do Clematis Need a Trellis?

Pruning Clematis

How Tall Do Clematis Grow?