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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

November In the Garden

October 29th, 2018

It is November in the garden, and as the gardening season slows down there are still a few gardening chores to accomplish. Each week on Down the Garden Path Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing, discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. In each episode, we bring you interesting, relevant and …Read more

Pool Landscape Designs with Melanie Rekola

October 15th, 2018

Considering getting a pool?  Now is the perfect time to discuss the importance of Pool Landscape Designs. Melanie Rekola with Melanie Rekola Landscape Designs joins fellow Landscaper Designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw on Down the Garden Path Podcast to discuss Pool Landscape Designs. Here on Down the Garden Path we bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics …Read more

Tree Care with Mark Irwin

September 17th, 2018

There is always more to learn about trees.  Each week on Down the Garden Path Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing, discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. In each episode, we bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics to help you achieve a great garden. We learn right along …Read more

All About Vines: Clematis

June 12th, 2018

All About Vines Part II: Clematis In this episode of Down the Garden Path we revisit the topic of Vines. This is our second consecutive show on Vines in the Garden and we focus on Clematis on this episode. We discuss the best planting practices, including the addition of mushroom compost or sheep manure to the …Read more