Spring Gardening

Hydrangeas: When They Don’t Work And What You Can Do About It

September 18th, 2020

I love hydrangeas!  I put them all in my garden but when they don’t work it can be frustrating.  Here are some common problems and what you can do about them. 1) Hydrangeas not blooming: This seems to be the number one problem people have with their hydrangeas, including me! The most common hydrangeas that …Read more

Spring in the Garden

May 1st, 2020

The start date of Spring Gardening is always a moving target because of the weather. Please consider Spring Temperatures, especially our evening temperatures and weather conditions. Weather and ground conditions are the determining factor for our lawn and soils and considering those things change from year to year many of these tasks depend on certain …Read more

May in the Garden To Do’s

April 29th, 2019

May in the garden brings us many inspiring ideas, but there are many not so inspiring May to do’s we also need to get done to give our gardens their best chance in the season ahead. We are excited to be back with our regular monthly ” In the Garden ” episodes. In the last …Read more

Peterborough Garden Show 2019

April 15th, 2019

One of the highlights of Spring in the Eastern GTA is the Peterborough Garden Show. It will be timed perfectly to help us all usher in Spring. Joining me for this episode of Down the Garden Path is Cauleen Viscoff Chair of the Peterborough Garden Show. The “Everything’s Comin Roses ” 2019 show is bringing …Read more

Gardens Plus: Easy Care Perennials

April 1st, 2019

Looking for a specific perennial, but none of your local garden centres has it?  Have you tried online? Tonight’s guest is Dawn Golloher from Gardens Plus, an online perennial source for easy-care perennials. Gardens Plus is physically located in Peterborough Ontario, but happily shipping across Canada!  With easy online ordering for shipping as well as …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

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