Kathy Jentz and the GardenDC Podcast

Kathy Jentz and the GardenDC Podcast
As a long-time podcast listener I just assumed that listenership would be on the rise during the pandemic, but apparently just the opposite – though they’re now coming back. I wonder if the downturn included podcasts about gardening, though, which is growing in popularity. Newbies gotta learn, and learn digitally. One gardening podcaster who’s recently gotten my attention is my local friend Kathy Jentz, who launched her podcast GardenDC in March of this year. She’s the editor of Washington Gardener Magazine, so she covers whatever grows here in the Mid-Atlantic. The focus is hyperlocal. So naturally I subscribed and was happy to discover that Kathy employs my favorite podcast format – interviews. Not co-hosts chatting it up, my least favorite format. And the first episode – an interview with Barbara Bullock, long-time and now retired curator of the azalea collection at the National Arboretum – was SO good, … Read More

How to Install a Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling

How to Install a Whitewashed Knotty Pine Wood Plank Ceiling
Do you want to update the look of the ceiling in a room in your house?  See how I updated our basement ceiling with a whitewashed knotty pine wood plank board.  I will take you through the DIY wood plank ceiling process step-by-step. You can also add similar character to other areas of your home by adding a wood plank accent wall or wood plank wainscoting, a planked kitchen island design, or a plank headboard wall.  Thanks to DAP for sponsoring this post. All opinions are ours; this post may contain affiliate links — see our full disclosure policy here. DIY Whitewashed Wood Plank Ceiling This ceiling really transformed the look of this room in our house.  We love how it turned out. We are thinking of doing this in other rooms in our house but before we do that I wanted to test out how … Read More

Plant Containers & Equipment, Watering Equipment & More

Plant Containers & Equipment, Watering Equipment & More
Room Remodelling Kitchens have conventionally been used to organize household meals, store food and organise utensils and crockery. Folks dwelling in these so-called blue zones ” have sure factors in frequent – social support networks, every day train habits and a plant-primarily based food regimen, for starters. However they share one other surprising commonality. In each neighborhood, individuals are gardening properly into old age – their 80s, 90s and beyond. But in the event you really want to remodel how your kitchen feels, and you can paint, put it on your calendar. Shiny cupboards and surfaces will mirror what pure gentle you have, making a world of difference for the workspace. Lighting supplies the right opportunity to play with design, and scale in the kitchen. Arent & Pyke clustered a pair of lengthy, narrow cylindrical pendants to offset the formality of this kitchen as a substitute of going with a... Read More

Veggie/Pollinator Garden Combo Power Pack!

Veggie/Pollinator Garden Combo Power Pack!
Well, here we are, enjoying our first pandemic. Most of us anyway. But even the flimsiest grasp of history informs us that bad times are a dime a dozen. The Universe is indeed infinite, and it has innumerable ways to stress us out, and when it isn’t, someone else is. In previous such times, people rallied. During WWII, the Big One, people brought their pots and pans to be made into battleships, delivered their bacon grease to become bombs, and planted Victory Gardens so farmers could turn their plowshares into swords and fight overseas. This time around it seems people are more interested in Monday morning quarterbacking decision makers. Something about the present day and age that has everyone thinking they know more than the experts. Until they need a transplant. Or chemo. Then, suddenly, they’re all ears. Anyway, despite the stupidity of our memed out and overly politicized times... Read More

Welcome To The Latest Know-how

Welcome To The Latest Know-how
Home Improvement Ideas Costs, promotions, styles, and availability might differ. Sweeten up your morning routine with Chef Emily at The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market! In this enjoyable, arms-on cooking class, you may study laminating basics and the magic of a rough” puff pastry dough. Using local butter and different seasonal elements, see how this well-known pastry will get its puff” and how versatile this superb dough could be. College students can count on to leave realizing the right way to make and laminate the dough, form delicious candy and savory tarts, and master those lovely elephant ear palmiers. Two separate research that followed folks in their 60s and 70s for as much as 16 years discovered, respectively, that those who gardened often had a 36% and forty seven% lower threat of dementia than non-gardeners, even when a variety of different health factors have been taken into account. You... Read More

Plant Containers & Accessories, Watering Gear & Extra

Plant Containers & Accessories, Watering Gear & Extra
Kitchen Ideas Whether you’re a beginner searching for some gardening know-how or an skilled gardener wanting inspiration, our knowledgeable guides will make it easier to to get began. Beautify your property with the right kind of house ornament equipment and remodel it. Whether or not it’s picket residence decor gadgets, dwelling decor glass objects, fiber merchandise, or another items made of different supplies. But, before choosing any home decor products on-line, set a theme to your house decor, and add beauty to it with merchandise that will perfectly slot in. You possibly can select to include matching rugs and carpets, some complimenting cushions, place statues and sculptures. Or, give a personal contact with photograph frames and get nature inside your house by including natural crops. With ample of picket home decor objects of various types and decorating types, you’ll be able to choose to create distinctive, fashionable, and traditional humble... Read More

Gardening Bonnie Crops

Gardening Bonnie Crops
Kitchen Ideas All of us could probably save time and money in the kitchen with out sacrificing the vitamin and taste of residence-cooked meals. Take a break out of your day and be part of us to style something new! Each demo comes with a small sample of meals. Market Check KITCHEN is from 12:00-1:00 pm on various Fridays (see drop down field for full record). Ensure that to verify right here usually to see the up to date schedule and matters. Peter & Ginhee’s mantra zero carbon, 50 native, 100 natural” highlights their dedication towards a zero-carbon footprint as well as their dedication to sourcing a minimal of fifty% of the restaurant’s merchandise from inside Massachusetts and providing solely all-pure meals, wines, beers, and sakes. Avery Perry started as one of many partners of the former Nella Pasta shop, and not too long ago launced his very own handmade... Read More

The Search Begins. Again and Again.

The Search Begins. Again and Again.
Bob Hill, one-time Garden Rant partner, has been scratching his head. Finding the right place for new plants often turns into a magical adventure—again. Mid-May planting fever. Eight already full acres and an old golf cart from which to explore. Where to put what? Again. There is no path least taken. They’ve all been taken. Again. So, the search begins. Again. The easy one first. The Astilbe goes next to the Heuchera. Both are shade lovers with red flowers and will offer “Welcome home” kisses along the driveway. The low-flowing Calamintha with the white flowers and funky smell? Sure. Plant in matching pots by the side door and walkway so you can squeeze the foliage and rub your fingers under your nose while walking past. Yes. Done. The new lady on the block, Hosta ‘Empress Wu’, she who wants to preside over the garden in a six-foot flowing green … Read More

Sagebrook Home announces launch of new PPE resource

Sagebrook Home announces launch of new PPE resource
Home accessory, lighting and furniture manufacturer Sagebrook Home announced the creation and launch of Comfort & Care Health Co., a sister company that offers personal protective equipment resources. Marketing Director Serena Martin said the company built on its 35 years of importing and began sourcing PPE in February in order to provide those resources to the trade community and to support customers. “We offer wholesale PPE supplies in bulk to all our Sagebrook Home customers and to other resale businesses,” Martin said. “Whether our customers want to ship a small amount of PPE with their home decor orders or if a business is strictly looking for a wholesale resource for PPE, we offer drop ship or LTL shipments from our Los Angeles distribution center.” Products offered include facemasks, face shields, gloves, isolation gowns, safety glasses, touchless thermometers, hand sanitizers and more. As states begin reopening, Martin said helping customers feel... Read More