Podcasts

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

Spring Lawn Care

May 7th, 2018

    We all enjoy having a green lush lawn.  This episode of Down the Garden path we switch from Garde to Lawn. We discuss the do’s and dont’s of each season. Matthew addresses common questions when it comes to keeping your lawn healthy and green.  

May in the Garden

May 3rd, 2018

This week we discuss what to or in many cases not to do for May in the Garden. We cover remind everyone that May 24th is the last frost date in Southern Ontario Now is the time to harden off your seedlings before planting. For those that bring houseplants outside, it’s almost time to harden …Read more

Importance of Design with Kaeleigh Nadeau

April 23rd, 2018

We turned the tables in this episode of Down the Garden path by chatting about Kitchen and Bathroom design and Installation with Interior Designer Kaeleigh Nadeau, Her company, KSN Professional Rendering & Design is based in Durham Region, east of the GTA. We wanted to highlight the importance of design in all aspects of home renovations …Read more

Horticultural Studies

April 16th, 2018

This episode is perfect for anyone considering an education in Horticulture. We chat with Shane Jones, the coordinator for the Horticulture Technician and Horticultural Food and Farming Programs at Durham College. We discuss the different programs and the career opportunities they provide in the industry. We learn about the unique involvement that the horticulture programs have …Read more

Introducing HortusTV

April 9th, 2018

Liza Drozdov is Founder and CEO of HortusTV, a premium streaming channel dedicated to gardening. HortusTV is available across Canada and the US. Prior to founding HortusTV, Liza Drozdov was Executive Producer of Holmes Makes it Right, one of the highest-rated shows on HGTV and DIY, and former Vice President of The Holmes Group.   …Read more

April in the Garden

March 26th, 2018

So much to discuss in this April episode of Down the Garden Path. Everyone is anxious for Spring weather to begin. Matthew gives an update on what is happening in the nursery… hint.. trees are arriving, along with cold-hardy annuals. Matthew and Joanne chat about the reasons why we should actually stay OUT of the …Read more