Podcasts

April Don’ts

April 5th, 2021

Goodbye March and welcome to April!  This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss what NOT to do in your garden this month. Tune into this week’s podcast to learn what you shouldn’t be doing in the garden in April. Matt and Joanne covered four of their top …Read more

Water Garden Trends

March 29th, 2021

with Aquascape’s Ernest Williams This week on Down The Garden Path, we wrap up our month-long talk about hardscaping with a look at water garden trends. Joining us is returning guest Ernest Williams from Aquascape. Ernest Williams is the Territory Sales Manager at Aquascape for Eastern and Northern Ontario. Aquascape is a manufacturer of water …Read more

Pools in the Landscape

March 22nd, 2021

with Connie Cadotte This week on Down The Garden Path, we speak with Connie Cadotte of Garden Retreats about pool design. Since 1997, Garden Retreats has been creating residential gardens across the GTA. Their philosophy is to create a garden that will reflect a family’s lifestyle and provide years of enjoyment. Their goals is to achieve …Read more

Lighting & Irrigation

March 15th, 2021

with Aquatech Irrigation Systems’ Paul Kostka This week on Down The Garden Path, we speak with Aquatech Irrigation Systems’ Paul Kostka about lighting and irrigation. Paul Kostka has worked in the irrigation business for 18 years with Aquatech Irrigation Systems. And for the past nine years, he has specialized in landscape lighting with the creation …Read more

Landscape Design

March 8th, 2021

with The Growing Season’s Matt McFarland This week on Down The Garden Path, we speak with The Growing Season’s Matt McFarland about landscape design. Matt McFarland grew up in a landscape household and after 32 years in horticulture, he still gets excited about plants. Matt’s father Jack ran Glen Echo Landscaping and Blue Jay Landscaping …Read more

Your Hardscaping Questions Answered

March 1st, 2021

Goodbye February and welcome to March! With spring just a few weeks away and warmer weather creeping into our forecasts, we’re looking ahead to landscape design projects. This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw answer your (many!) hardscaping questions. Tune into this week’s podcast and get Your Hardscaping …Read more

Micro Food Gardening

February 22nd, 2021

with author and blogger Jennifer McGuinness This week on Down The Garden Path, we speak with author and blogger Jennifer McGuinness about her new book Micro Food Gardening, hitting shelves in April 2021. Jennifer began regularly blogging as Frau Zinnie in 2011. You can find Jennifer’s writing, photography and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut …Read more

Electric Cars

February 15th, 2021

with electric car enthusiast Tim Burrows This week on Down The Garden Path, we continue to explore ways we can have a positive impact on our environment with a discussion about electric cars with Tim Burrows. We enjoyed learning more about the topic and realize it is an important discussion to have. Change is coming …Read more

Seed Starting 101

February 8th, 2021

This week, we’re continuing our “growing inside” themed episodes of Down the Garden Path. In Seed Starting 101, Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss starting seeds for beginners. In Seed Starting 101, Matt and Joanne review your steps for success: Start with a plan Choosing seeds Seed packages Equipment Growing media Planting Troubleshooting Hardening off …Read more

Growing Indoors

February 1st, 2021

with Gardening Girl Julia Dimakos We’re kicking off the month of February with our first “growing indoors” episode of Down the Garden Path. In this podcast, we discuss growing indoors and with grow lights with Gardening Girl Julia Dimakos. Julia started growing food after having children and fell in love with it!  She gardens organically and …Read more