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October To Dos

October 6th, 2016


Here’s what you should do this month: Remove spent summer flowering plants from containers and replace with Fall Blooming Mums or Ornamental Kale. Dispose of any diseased or infested plant debris, to avoid overwintering the problem. This is especially important with Peony’s this year. Cut them back and dispose of the moldy foliage. Continue to …Read more

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Jennifer Whyte, Barefoot Veggies

September 26th, 2016


Local Oshawa, urban farmer, Jennifer Whyte joins me to chat about her backyard garden that she turned into an Urban Farm, called Barefoot Veggies. We talk about how she got started and where she plans to go. And how she can help you have a successful vegetable garden of your own.

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The Garden: The First Year, Plants Sleep, Second Year, They Creep & Third Year, They Leap!

September 16th, 2016


A popular adage in the gardening world but I think it is a worthwhile reminder for all homeowners. The first year after planting means that the plant may appear to be sleeping but really it is the roots that matter! Making sure the plant gets good soil, enough water and even a good covering of mulch …Read more

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Evaluating Your Garden with Joanne Shaw

August 29th, 2016


This episode is all about evaluating your garden. September is a perfect time to evaluate your garden. I share some things to look for in your garden and make some suggestions for you to implement during the cooler fall temperatures and more importantly how to get a jump on Spring.

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Matt Dressing, Horticultural Technician

August 22nd, 2016


Matt Dressing, Horticultural Technician and I discuss what may be ailing your garden, what products will help and how to use them and more on this episode of Down the Garden Path.

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Sean James, Fernridge Landscaping and Eco Consulting

August 15th, 2016


Sean James of Fernridge Landscaping and Eco Consulting joins me to discuss Rain Gardens: what they are and how you can manage the water properly in your yard. Tune into to learn about the importance of water management for homeowners, commercial and municipal spaces. Tune in to this informative discussion.  

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Trish John, Inspired Feng Shui Practitioner

July 25th, 2016


“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… A fascinating discussion in studio about Feng Shui in the garden with Trish John. Trish is an Inspired Feng Shui Practitioner, Professional Organizer and founder of Your Spiritual Connection. Learn more about this 4000 year old ancient practice to enhance your life.

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Plant Guarantees

July 7th, 2016


Many gardeners are familiar with them. The young cashiers remind us in their lovely rehearsed speech during our purchases. I would say they have now become an industry standard, being offered by nurseries, garden centers and even big box stores – all in an effort to attract customers and keep customers happy and to keep …Read more