Podcasts

Ask Us Anything!

November 6th, 2019

The Down the Garden Path podcast is five years old this month! In this special “Ask Us Anything” episode, Joanne and Matthew celebrated by inviting listeners to write or call in with their gardening, landscape design or podcast-related questions. Some of the topics they covered include: whether it’s safe to plant trees in the fall …Read more

November in the Garden

October 31st, 2019

It’s November in the garden! As the gardening season slows down, there are still a few gardening chores to accomplish. Staying on top of your outdoor to-do list can be a challenge. In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne and Matthew discuss what you need to do in your garden this month …Read more

Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide

October 23rd, 2019

with Sean James of Sean James Consulting & Design Trees. They provide us with so much. They clean our oxygen, give us shade, provide food and act as a habitat to wildlife. And despite all of this, whether you’re a homeowner or landscaper, there is still some debate about how to properly plant a tree. …Read more

The Buzz About Bulbs

October 11th, 2019

with flowerbulbs.com’s Peggy Anne Montgomery With October well underway, one of the gardening tasks on our minds and our to-do lists is planting fall bulbs. For the most part, we think of them only as early spring colour, when really, they’re so much more. On this week’s episode of Down The Garden Path, Peggy Anne …Read more

October in the Garden

October 1st, 2019

Despite a brief respite of steamy weather in southern Ontario, fall truly is upon us. With gardening chores changing so much from month to month, staying on top of your outdoor to-do list can be a challenge. In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne and Matthew discuss October in the Garden with …Read more

Growing Garlic

October 1st, 2019

On this week’s episode of Down The Garden Path, Joanne and Matthew talk discuss tips and tricks for successfully growing garlic in your garden. A species in the onion genus, Allium, garlic’s close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran and is a …Read more

Growing Exotic Apples

September 23rd, 2019

with orchardpeople.com’s Susan Poizner On this week’s episode of Down The Garden Path, Susan Poizner of Orchard People joins Joanne and Matt in the studio to discuss growing exotic apples. Susan is the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book, Growing Urban Orchards. She is also the host of The Urban Forestry Radio Show …Read more

Cannabis: Part Two

September 13th, 2019

This past spring, in our first Down the Garden Path podcast on Growing Cannabis, we took a look at this controversial plant. What it is, how it’s grown and what laws and regulations face Canadians with its recent legalization. In Cannabis: Part 2, we dive a little deeper. As temperatures drop and the harvest season …Read more

September in the Garden

August 30th, 2019

September in the garden is upon us! Although September marks the end of summer and the gradual change to fall, it doesn’t have to signify the end of the gardening season. In fact, September should be a wonderful time in your garden and yard. Each month in our “In the Garden” podcast, we attempt to …Read more

Growing Lemons

August 22nd, 2019

with Steven Biggs In our weekly podcast, we often talk about the ever-growing trend of growing your own fruit and vegetables. This week on Down the Garden Path, we look at the challenge of growing lemons, a fruit which can be difficult to grow here in the GTA. Author Steven Biggs joins us to discuss …Read more