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Hydrangeas: When They Don’t Work And What You Can Do About It

September 18th, 2020

I love hydrangeas!  I put them all in my garden but when they don’t work it can be frustrating.  Here are some common problems and what you can do about them. 1) Hydrangeas not blooming: This seems to be the number one problem people have with their hydrangeas, including me! The most common hydrangeas that …Read more

September Garden To do’s

September 5th, 2020

Lawns Water weekly to help lawns recover from being dormant during the heat of the summer. As mentioned above September is the time to apply Nematodes for grub prevention. It is important to water your lawn well before and after application to increase success. If you need additional help listen to these episodes of Down …Read more

Spring in the Garden

May 1st, 2020

The start date of Spring Gardening is always a moving target because of the weather. Please consider Spring Temperatures, especially our evening temperatures and weather conditions. Weather and ground conditions are the determining factor for our lawn and soils and considering those things change from year to year many of these tasks depend on certain …Read more

Looking Ahead to 2020

January 20th, 2020

In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, we’re looking ahead to 2020! Each week on Down the Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. We do our best to bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics to help you …Read more

Dreaming of Spring: Canada Blooms

March 11th, 2019

Spring is in the air and Matthew and I have been dreaming about spring.  Tonight we’re talking about my visit to Canada Blooms, new plant introductions from Proven Winners and Bloomin Easy plants for 2019, what to do in the garden after the snow melts, and more.  Each week on Down the Garden Path we …Read more

Not Far From The Tree

February 11th, 2019

  Not Far From The Tree is a Toronto-based fruit picking project inspired by 3 things.  The spirit of sharing, the desire to give back to our community, and a passion for environmentally sustainable living. Lucus Meilach-Boston from ‘Not far from the Tree’ joins us on this episode to discuss the amazing efforts local volunteers …Read more

Fusion Landscaping

February 4th, 2019

Have you heard of Fusion Landscaping?  Are you concerned with water management on your property?  “Fusion Landscapes work in harmony with the natural conditions of your property to create beautiful outdoor spaces while helping to reduce watering needs and the impacts of flooding”  On this episode, we’re joined by Professional Landscape Contractor Chris Ray from …Read more

Troubleshooting Houseplants

January 26th, 2019

    This week we focus on Troubleshooting Houseplants on Down the Garden Path. We love our houseplants, they add so much to the indoor living space. They can clean our air, accent our interior decor, and help us relax in the place we call home.  And like us, they too can have challenges to …Read more

Landscape Designer Conference 2019 Recap

January 14th, 2019

Welcome back to Down the Garden Path. This is our first episode of 2019 and the beginning of our 5th Season. Each week Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss down to earth tips, advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. We also try to discuss Landscape Design every chance we get. As Landscape Designers and gardeners we think …Read more

Garden Clubs

December 17th, 2018

Have you ever thought about joining a Garden Club or Horticultural Society? Curious about what they do? Think you need to be more of an expert in order to join? Think again! Joanne Rachfalowski, Vice President of the Ontario Horticultural Association joins us on Down the Garden Path to tell us all about the OHA …Read more