Podcasts

The Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal

November 29th, 2021

with author Sarah Battersby In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome author Sarah Battersby to discuss the 2022 Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal, now celebrating its 30th year. This wonderful publication will help both you and your garden stay organized for the new year. About Sarah Battersby Along …Read more

Air Plants

November 22nd, 2021

with Dave’s Air Plant Corner’s David Lin In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome David Lin, owner of Dave’s Air Plant Corner, to learn how to grow and care for this interesting and wonderful group of houseplants.  About David Lin David has been growing Tillandsia for more than seven …Read more

Landscape Ontario

November 15th, 2021

with Deputy Executive Director Joe Salemi In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome Joe Salemi, Deputy Executive Director of Ontario’s premier horticultural trades association, Landscape Ontario. Joe shares the many opportunities a trade association like Landscape Ontario has for landscape professionals and addresses some of the issues currently facing …Read more

Floratopia

November 8th, 2021

with landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen to learn more about her book Floratopia – 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio, or Balcony. Her latest book is packed with colourful photos exploring the many …Read more

Tiny Plants

November 1st, 2021

with horticulturist and author Leslie Halleck In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome horticulturist and author Leslie Halleck. Tune in as they discuss Leslie’s latest book, Tiny Plants, and explore the fascinating world of tiny indoor plants, inspiring you to creatively get growing indoors. Leslie began her career in …Read more

Garden Insect Concerns

October 25th, 2021

Every fall on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw review the benefits of not cleaning up the garden as plants and leaf debris overwinter many beneficial insects. There are, however, some pest concerns in the garden you can take steps to manage now. In this episode, Joanne and Matt discuss …Read more

Blue Star Nursery

October 18th, 2021

with owner Guy Ruccolo In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome Guy Ruccolo, the owner of Blue Star Nursery, a gardening centre located in Windsor, Ontario. Don’t miss our conversation with Guy Ruccolo, owner of Blue Star Nursery. Guy answers a few of our questions: What’s your background in …Read more

Winter Rose Protection

October 11th, 2021

In this episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss how to keep your roses protected all winter long. Different roses require varying levels of care and protection. Listen to this week’s podcast for tips on keeping your roses growing beautifully every year. Tune in to learn more about …Read more

Applying Nematodes

October 4th, 2021

**In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, we present an encore presentation of our Applying Nematodes podcast.** In this episode of Down the Garden Path, we discuss applying nematodes, the primary method homeowners here in Canada use to control pests such as grubs on our lawn. It’s been a heavy Japanese beetle season …Read more

Lasagna Gardening

September 27th, 2021

In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss “lasagna gardening.” Lasagna gardening helps you build healthy soil, even in the most challenging locations and without the back-breaking labour. Whether you’re growing beautiful flowers or tasty vegetables, lasagna gardening is a great way to easily give your …Read more