Summer Gardening

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

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

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

The month of July is THE month for Roses in the Garden. Which of course means welcome to our Roses in the Garden Episode. 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 …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

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.