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February 6, 2021 66 min

This episode we talk with Barbara Melera of about the seed industry 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.
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~  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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