Winter Gardening

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. …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

Protect Japanese Maples With Burlap

December 15th, 2015

The ornamental trees that should be protected with burlap in the winter are Japanese Maples, especially the ones planted this past season. The best way to protect this tender tree is to water well into the fall. After its leaves have dropped put 4 wooden stakes in the ground around the perimeter of the tree …Read more

Plants Go Techy!

November 25th, 2015

As we continue to use technology in our lives more and more, I have discovered that using it in the garden is also becoming a reality and I believe it can be a huge help. The winter months are a good time to explore some gardening apps that we can use to plan for spring …Read more

Winter Back Yard Bird Feeding

November 2nd, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week, Jane Paradis from the Urban Nature Store joins me once again as my guest on the show. We discuss winter back yard bird feeding and all the things we can do to prepare for the season. Jane highlights all the needs the birds have this time of …Read more

How to create an Evergreen Urn

December 15th, 2014

   How to create an evergreen urn:         If you need tips on how to create an evergreen urn and to make it your own, watch my video 

December Gardening Tips

December 11th, 2014

December Gardening Tips : indoor and outdoor gardening Don’t worry if your outdoor chores are not done yet, with no snow fall in sight there is still time to get everything completed before the holidays with these easy december gardening tips: 1. It is still ok to apply fall fertilizer on your lawn. 2. Mulch …Read more