Summer Gardening

August in the Garden

August 3rd, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW In our new monthly feature, Matthew and I  discuss August in the Garden. August is the month where the garden can really get away from you. We go through a list of areas to deal with in August. There is a lot to think about in the August garden; weeding, …Read more

July in the Garden

July 2nd, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW In this episode, we discuss gardening tasks for the July Garden. This is the last month to trim your evergreens, but also a great time to prune your flowering shrubs, especially if they are getting out of hand or taking over the garden. A topic we seem to talk …Read more

June in the Garden

June 19th, 2017

  “DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO June in the Garden on this episode of Down the Garden Path, co- Host Matthew Dressing and I talk about the June Garden, some Do’s and Don’ts. The weather has certainly been a challenge so we talk all about coping with the rain we have been having during the whole month …Read more

June Observations and Tips

June 7th, 2017

Top June Plant Tips: Evergreens, Pruning and Hydrangeas  Many plants in the garden are behind schedule especially the heat loving things like: Ornamental Grasses, Hydrangeas, perennials like Echinacea’s and even roses! Don’t worry they will catch up once we get warmer days and warmer evenings. Evergreens: the new growth is in so it is now …Read more

Evaluating Your Garden with Joanne Shaw

August 29th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This episode is all about evaluating your garden. September is a perfect time to evaluate your garden. I share some things to look for in your garden and make some suggestions for you to implement during the cooler fall temperatures and more importantly how to get a jump on Spring.

2016 Garden Bloggers Fling, Minneapolis

August 4th, 2016

As I mentioned last month, I was travelling to Minneapolis, MN in July for the 2016 Garden Bloggers Fling. This is an annual event and my 2nd time participating. We explored private and public gardens in Minneapolis, St Paul and even into Wisconsin. Garden Bloggers Fling is an annual meet up of Garden Bloggers from …Read more

Plant Guarantees

July 7th, 2016

Many gardeners are familiar with them. The young cashiers remind us in their lovely rehearsed speech during our purchases. I would say they have now become an industry standard, being offered by nurseries, garden centers and even big box stores – all in an effort to attract customers and keep customers happy and to keep …Read more

Jim Charlier, Garden Walk Buffalo

June 27th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Join me as I chat with Jim Charlier about the largest garden tour in America! It is a free tour of over 400 Buffalo gardens held annually on the last weekend in July. We discuss the history of the Walk and tips for enjoying the weekend.  Learn more here.

Helen Yoest, Author of Good Berry Bad Berry

June 13th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Join me as I chat with Helen Yoest, Author of Good Berry Bad Berry—Who’s Edible, Who’s Toxic, & How to Tell the Difference (2016 St. Lynn’s Press). Listen in as we discuss this handy reference book and dispel some myths regarding what we can and can’t eat in nature. 

Sometimes it’s okay to say “No thank you!”

June 2nd, 2016

If you are new to gardening or a new home owner you will quickly realize how generous gardeners can be. Once they hear that you are working on a new garden or have moved to a new house without a garden, they are more than happy to share! A few words of caution: practice saying, “thanks …Read more