Fall Gardening

Joanne Shaw, November in the Garden

November 8th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Listen in as I chat about November in the garden. I cover what to do or NOT to do with your burlap. I share reminders about winter bird feeding in your yard and I share all about my adventure in “Facing my Hellstrip Garden” in my yard. Listen in …Read more

Fall Landscape Project

October 31st, 2016

Welcome to October. I think it is my favorite gardening month. So much to do and so much better temperatures to do it in! I have realized many people gave up on their gardens because of this past hot and dry summer, I have to confess I am also one of those people. I realized …Read more

Jan Johnsen, Heaven is a Garden Part II

October 24th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week is Part two of my conversation with highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher with a passion for plants and beautiful gardens, Jan Johnsen. In this episode we explore many of the ancient traditions Jan writes about in her book, Heaven is a Garden- Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration …Read more

Matthew Dressing, Horticulturalist

October 17th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… It is all about October To Do‘s in the garden this week. Joining me in studio once again is Horticulturalist, Matthew Dressing. We discuss the best ways to prepare your garden and lawn for Winter, from weeds to leaves.

October Gardening 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

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

Evaluating Your Garden with Joanne Shaw

August 29th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… 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.

Protect Japanese Maples With Burlap

December 15th, 2015

The ornamental trees that should be protected with burlap in the winter are Japanese Maples, especially the ones planted this past season. The best way to protect this tender tree is to water well into the fall. After its leaves have dropped put 4 wooden stakes in the ground around the perimeter of the tree …Read more

Winter Back Yard Bird Feeding

November 2nd, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week, Jane Paradis from the Urban Nature Store joins me once again as my guest on the show. We discuss winter back yard bird feeding and all the things we can do to prepare for the season. Jane highlights all the needs the birds have this time of …Read more

Garlic Gardening

October 19th, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week is all about garlic! My guest is passionate garlic grower, Bryan Mailey. During the interview Bryan explains when the best time is to plant garlic as well as the best practices from soil to plant spacing and much more. Get all the details here so that you …Read more