Winter Gardening

Successful Winter Bird Feeding with Jane Paradis – Urban Nature Store

February 7th, 2018

‘Down the Garden Path’ Radio Show and Podcast Jane Paradis has been an avid bird watcher most of her life!   She enjoys going to local birding spots all year round.  She has worked for Urban Nature Store for 9 years and truly enjoys helping customers with all of their birding questions and needs. Canadian-owned and …Read more

Decorating with Live Plants and Live Material

December 5th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST Are you tired of decorating with artificial greens for the holidays? No storage space for all the decorations the other 11 months of the year? Well, there is a lot of Christmas holiday decorating you can do with live plants and live plant material, like evergreen boughs …Read more

Everlasting vs Real Christmas Trees

November 6th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST   This episode of Down the Garden path is all about Everlasting vs Real Christmas trees, Matthew talks all about it with our station manager, Gary.  They have a great time discussing the pros and cons of Everlasting or Artificial Christmas trees vs purchasing a Real Christmas …Read more

November in the Garden

October 30th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST  In our regularly scheduled monthly episode on Down the Garden Path. Matthew and Joanne discuss many of the to do’s in the November Garden. The importance of continuing to water, especially for newly planted evergreens. Now is also a good time to transplant trees, shrubs and perennials. Find …Read more

Winterizing Products for Your Garden

October 2nd, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST On this weeks episode of Down the Garden Path Matthew and I discuss the top products you will need to winterize your garden and landscape. We discuss how you should protect the plants currently in your garden. What materials you can use to protect them. How do you …Read more

Matthew Dressing & Joanne Shaw, Garden Trends of 2017

January 9th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Happy New Year and welcome to 2017 and the first episode of Down the Garden Path for the year. Once again Matthew Dressing joins me as co-host as we discuss our favorite Garden Trends for 2017. We also chat about our own garden plans for this year. Listen in …Read more

Holiday Plant Inspiration

December 13th, 2016

It’s that time of year where landscape lovers and gardeners can go green with their gifts. Follow along as I lay out my fave winter picks for the Christmas and holiday season!   Amaryllis Bulbs and kits can be found almost everywhere as soon as the pumpkins are out of the grocery stores and nurseries. They …Read more

Jason Eenling, Davey Tree

November 14th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… I had a great time chatting with  Jason Eenling from Davey Tree. Jason is an arborist and  district manager of Davey’s East Toronto Office. We talked about issues that home owners are facing with their trees. Everything from Winter care, Storm prep, Emerald Ash Borer and more. Tune in to …Read more

Evergreen Brick Works

February 3rd, 2016

I was lucky enough to visit the Evergreen Brick Works and learn about its fascinating history for a few hours this past summer. It was a stop during my Garden Blogger Fling. I thought I would share a bit about it since I think it would be a wonderful place to visit in the winter …Read more

What Are Gardeners And Plant Lovers To Do In The Middle Of Winter?

January 25th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week I discuss the question: what are gardeners and plant lovers to do in the middle of winter? Well, explore some gems in the heart of the city! I talk about a few interesting places to visit like the Evergreen Brick Works to get back to nature and …Read more