Fall Gardening

Harris Seeds Organic

September 12th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST Harris Seeds, of Rochester, N.Y.  provides the finest quality vegetable seeds, flower seeds, plants and supplies to growers and gardeners throughout the United States. Daniel Eggert, the Organic Brand Manager at Harris Seeds is our guest on the show tonight. Daniel shares with us some of the processes involved in …Read more

September in the Garden

August 28th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW In our regular monthly feature episode, Matthew and I  discuss September in the Garden. September is the month when the garden slows down a little.  We discuss tips for bargain hunters, sourcing bulbs early and discuss the how it is the best time to divide or move your peony. …Read more

Update: My Fall Landscaping Project

November 30th, 2016

Trying Out the Smothering the Sod Technique: Using Mulch and Cardboard As I mentioned last month I decided to tackle a section of my front yard that has been challenging for me over the last couple of summers and especially this past hot summer. Inspired by the books Hellstrip Gardening and Beautiful No-Mow Yards by …Read more

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

October To Do’s with 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. We cover a lot of practical tips to help keep …Read more

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.