Garden Tour

Jim Charlier, Garden Walk Buffalo

June 27th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Join me as I chat with Jim Charlier about the largest garden tour in America! It is a free tour of over 400 Buffalo gardens held annually on the last weekend in July. We discuss the history of the Walk and tips for enjoying the weekend.  Learn more here.

Evergreen Brick Works

February 3rd, 2016

I was lucky enough to visit the Evergreen Brick Works and learn about its fascinating history for a few hours this past summer. It was a stop during my Garden Blogger Fling. I thought I would share a bit about it since I think it would be a wonderful place to visit in the winter …Read more

What Are Gardeners And Plant Lovers To Do In The Middle Of Winter?

January 25th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week I discuss the question: what are gardeners and plant lovers to do in the middle of winter? Well, explore some gems in the heart of the city! I talk about a few interesting places to visit like the Evergreen Brick Works to get back to nature and …Read more

A Peek Through A Garden Gate In Italy

October 28th, 2015

On a recent trip to Italy I was amazed at the way the Italians fill their small spaces with plants. Enjoy these incredible photos!                

2015 Garden Bloggers Fling

August 5th, 2015

The 2015 Garden Bloggers Conference was a whirlwind trip around the GTA looking at 30 plus gardens. One of the highlights for me was all the different containers that were scattered throughout the tour. Here are some inspiring photos of containers and their use in different garden settings. The photos are about the actual container …Read more

Water, Rocks And Walls At Canada Blooms 2015

April 22nd, 2015

I have to admit I thought Canada Blooms was more about water, rocks and walls than it was about the gardens this year. Once again water played a large part in alot of the booths. How about making the eaves trough (a necessary evil) an interesting focal point?   We would all love garden furniture …Read more

Practical Tips In Finding And Hiring The Right Contractor

March 30th, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week my guest is Stanley Genadek, Landscape Contractor and business owner. Stan has his own podcast, Landscape Business Pro Podcast | Landscaping & Excavating Business Advice where he focuses on contractor education in all aspects of their business. Switching gears and helping consumers, Stan shares with us some …Read more

Allan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto, Ontario

February 25th, 2015

If you cannot wait for spring and are anxious for the tropics without the airfare, then try a trip to Allan Gardens in Toronto. This tropical wonderland is close and free to visit. You won’t regret it.   Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day   Admission: Free. Wheelchair accessible.     …Read more

Reford Gardens- Les Jardins de Métis

February 5th, 2015

Reford Gardens and their Annual International Garden Festival I recently enjoyed learning about Reford Gardens in Grande Metis, Quebec when Alexander Reford spoke at a recent  Landscape Ontario’s Annual Landscape Designer Conference. Alexander gave a fascinating talk about the history of the gardens that made up part of his family history. The original property in Grande …Read more

Tips To Extend The Blooming Season Of Your Endless Summer Hydrangea

July 17th, 2014

This still remains a very popular question when spending time in the garden with my customers. Here is a picture of my Endless Summer hydrangea in the beginning of June: Resist the temptation… no matter how great to take off the stems that are sticking out of the plant. The old wood is where the …Read more