In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with professional gardening communicator Peggy Riccio about how to be a successful gardener in the zone 7 area, specifically in the USA capital, Washington, DC.
Peggy has been writing about gardening and horticulture for over 20 years and recently started her website PegPlant.com which contains a wide range of gardening information for the DC/Virginia area including where to find master gardeners, helpful lectures and other gardening experts.
She is going to come on and tell us all about what she writes about, what her own gardening adventures includes, and of course the information you can find on her website.
Pegplant is a local gardening website for the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC metro area. Pegplant offers local gardening news, resources, and information about gardening, gardens, and plants. Pegplant is designed for people new to gardening or new to the area.
In addition to managing Pegplant, I garden in a typical suburban Northern Virginia home and work full-time in a Montgomery County, MD, office. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a horticulture degree and have been involved in horticultural communications for more than 20 years. I have written more than 70 articles for Horticulture, The American Gardener, Chesapeake Home, Early American Life, and Virginia Gardener. I developed and presented a workshop and handout entitled “Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in the Metropolitan Area.” I also developed a hands-on workshop on plant propagation. I facilitated a garden club at my office for several years. Currently, I am a member of the Garden Writers Association and the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America. In addition to my own website, I write articles for the Herb Society of America’s blog and continue to write for magazines on a free-lance basis.