Podcasts

August in the Garden

July 30th, 2018

Monthly Feature: August in the Garden Our monthly feature shows are really meant to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible. Our August in the Garden episode continues to provide that knowledge for you. Some of the highlights: Importance of deadheading summer annuals and perennials In some case, a good pruning will rejuvenate …Read more

Garden Questions and Answers

July 23rd, 2018

This episode of Down the Garden Path we answer garden questions live on our weekly radio show. During the middle of the gardening season, we wanted to help our listeners and answer questions and help with any dilemmas our listeners wanted to share with us. We covered everything from lawns, vegetables, dividing perennials and even …Read more

Hydrangeas

July 16th, 2018

I think of July as the month of Hydrangeas. So this week on Down the Garden Path we discussed these beloved and versatile shrubs. There truly is a Hydrangea variety for every garden. Matthew and I  discussed best practices for planting Hydrangeas. Pruning is always a popular question when it comes to these shrubs. First, you …Read more

Garden Walk Buffalo

July 9th, 2018

We were very excited to talk to Jim Charlier all about the Garden Walk Buffalo. Jim is a well-traveled garden tourism advocate/consultant, having been a seven-term past president of Garden Walk Buffalo, America’s largest garden tour. Jim has written a gardening blog since 2008, covering his garden travels, the great gardens of Buffalo Niagara, and …Read more

Roses in the Garden

July 2nd, 2018

Welcome to our Roses show. The month of July is THE month for Roses in the Garden. During this episode of Down the Garden Path Matthew and I chat about the different varieties of roses. We discuss Rosa Rugosa, Shrub Roses, Carpet Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses and some new varieties like Knock out and The Canadian Shield …Read more

July in the Garden

June 25th, 2018

Monthly Feature: July in the Garden There is a lot to do in the July Garden and there is a lot to enjoy, that is what we are talking about in this episode of Down the Garden Path. Our monthly feature shows are really meant to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as …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

Vivacious Vines: All About Vines

June 4th, 2018

All about vines in this episode of Down the Garden Path. We know you will find this episode very informative. We discuss perennial and annual vines. The difference between clinging and twining vines and some words of caution, especially about Virginia Creeper. We described flowering vines like Trumpet vine and Honeysuckle the many ways they can be …Read more

June in the Garden

May 29th, 2018

We had a lot to talk about in this regular monthly feature show. After chatting about what was happening in our gardens this week as well as what is happening at Matthew’s garden centre we did a little rant about “PLANT TAGS” Yes, plant tags! How misleading they can be, how many people misread them or …Read more

Orchestra in my Garden with Linda Brooks

May 14th, 2018

Orchestra in My Garden: Lessons learned from Digging Deep is an immersive and deeply moving book from singer/songwriter, mother, gardener, and now author, Linda Brooks. In this stunning hardcover book, Linda brings together 17 personal essays on the garden as a metaphor for life, 22 beautiful new songs as a downloadable accompaniment, and a selection …Read more