Spring Gardening

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

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

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

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

The Garden Girls

October 23rd, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST Darla Malcolm- Hauraney, owner of The Garden Girls, joins us on Down the Garden Path to chat about Garden Maintenance. The Garden Girls is a garden maintenance company servicing gardens in the West end of the GTA. Many homeowners are struggling to keep up with the demands …Read more

Things to Remember When Growing a Tree

September 16th, 2017

My focus this month is trees, we all have them, some of us want more and many of us have questions on how to take care of them. Considering they are all around us in the landscape it is hard to believe that there is a tree shortage in North America. Many consumers take it …Read more