Last week I got a phone call from Behnke’s and my good friend, Kathy Jentz, asking if I would mind filling in for her weekly podcast! She had me sign up with some online recording thing. The next thing I knew, we started the podcast.
I have to admit I was somewhat nervous. I mean, what might Kathy be asking? Oh, heck, I hope I was not going to have to pronounce any Latin names of plants. But the whole interview process was just like having a phone conversation with a friend, only on a computer.
We chatted about my grandparents and my background. A little on the Beltsville property, employees, and of course, what I am up to with Beyond Behnke’s. I had to laugh when she started right off the bat asking me about my own gardening experiences. I mean, seriously, remember I am the Behnke that does not get out there and garden. I love to wander in our garden. I love to see other people’s gardens, and when push comes to shove, I will get out there and help my husband if needed. But things like weeding? Not so much. I think it all is because I used to weed for hours at my grandparents’ private gardens in Burtonsville. I have embraced the old saying, that a weed is just a misunderstood perennial.
If you have not already subscribed to Kathy’s Washington Gardener Magazine and have not listened to any of her podcasts (she has one each week), you really should check her out. So many excellent articles and her podcasts: she typically interviews some terrific gardeners. (they actually garden and can pronounce the Latin names).