This week on the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast, we cover urban gardening ideas with Kathy Jentz and Teri Speight. Together they co-wrote their new book, The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food & Beauty in the City. Each brings their unique perspective and creative ideas to our audience.
Kathy Jentz is the editor & publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, and host of the Garden DC Podcast. Teri Speight runs her gardening business, Cottage in the Court, and is the former Head Gardener for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and one of the Founding Farmers of the Eitt CSA, Stafford County’s first Transitional Organic CSA Farm.
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Resources for Urban Gardening
Just for fun – Trixie Beldon books – get a dose of the “girl detective”.
Plants mentioned in the podcast:
- Sarcococca – Sweet Box
- Flowering Dogwood
- Peonies – the envy of every So Cal gardener
- Wave Petunia – night sky
- Clematis – another thing I wish we could grow here
- Hellebore – the jealousy continues
- Snowdrops – bulbs that are reliable
- Purple peas – we like these snow peas from Row 7 Seeds . See them in action along with other purple peas we grew here.
Double Walled Containers – Kathy’s favorite – find various options in this search
Smart Pots – Teri’s favorite container to grow in
We hope these ideas inspire you to plant something, whether food or beauty, this season. Enjoy the space you have to the fullest!