Podcasts

Our Urban Forests

March 25th, 2019

with LEAF’s Founder Janet McKay “Our Urban forests are more than just the last remaining ravines and parks. Our urban forests include our street trees, trees and shrubs we plant in our yards, and our gardens.  Today we’re joined Janet McKay of LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) to discuss their mission and their …Read more

Growing Sod

March 18th, 2019

With Zander Sod Farms Grasses.  These plants cover approximately 1/3rd of the planet’s land mass, and no grass is more popular in North America than those we grow as our lawns.  This episode we’re joined by Alexander Dickie of Zander Sod Farm. We talk to him about growing sod, Zander Sod farm’s operation,  and what goes into …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

Whistling Gardens

March 4th, 2019

As we anxiously await Spring, are you dreaming of new garden centres and locations for gardening inspiration? Well, we have a location for you on this episode of Down the Garden Path. Whistling Gardens is a Garden Center and Botanical Gardens, in Wilsonville, Ontario. Owner and creator, Darren Heimbecker joins us to tell us all that …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

Gifts for Gardeners

December 10th, 2018

  Do you have some gardeners on your Christmas list? Do you love gardening yourself and want some ideas. We have the perfect show for you, our Gifts for Gardeners episode. Each week on Down the Garden Path Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing, discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and …Read more