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In Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

April 6th, 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday the theme of Canada Blooms this year was of course Oh Canada! I personally cannot remember a theme that was so dominant during this event. It was very cool to see how landscape designers, garden builders and floral designers embraced the theme and truly transformed Canada Blooms into a …Read more

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Water Features for the Garden

April 6th, 2017

Pond water feature

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH ” RADIO SHOW Listen in on this informative show all about water features for the garden and yard of your home with Ernest Williams, Aquascape, Inc. Guest Co-Host Matthew Dressing and I learn from Ernest about the common misconceptions when it comes to water features. We also learn the variety of options …Read more

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Spring Season Landscape Design Update

April 3rd, 2017

Clarington Home Show

Landscape Design season is certainly upon us, I have been busy designing and scheduling appointments as everyone is excited to plan for their yard this season.  I will have a booth at the Clarington Home and Garden show this weekend, April 7, 8 and 9th.  And I am on the agenda to share my powerpoint …Read more

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All about Trees with Jason Eenling, Davey Tree Expert Company

March 28th, 2017

Davey Tree Expert Company

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW All about Trees in this episode with Jason Eenling from Davey Tree Expert Company who joined me once again on Down the Garden Path.  Jason is an arborist and  District Manager of Davey Tree Expert Company  East Toronto Office. We discuss all about trees including; Spring tree care, watering, fertilizing and …Read more

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March Dos and Don’ts in the garden

March 28th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW March Do’s and Dont’s in the garden this week on Down the Garden Path. Co-Host Matthew Dressing and I discuss the early Spring garden. We recommend more Don’ts than Do’s after an early brief warm spell. Resist the temptation to get an early start in the garden. It truly …Read more

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Feng Shui in the Garden

March 28th, 2017

Feng Shui Garden Bagua

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Learn about Feng Shui in the garden during this episode of Down the Garden Path with Trish John. Trish is an Inspired Feng Shui Practitioner, Professional Organizer and founder of Your Spiritual Connection. She walks us through the Bagua Map used in Black Sect Feng Shui practices and how to apply it to …Read more

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Looking Into Your Local Horticultural Society

March 9th, 2017

Looking Into Your Local Horticultural Societies   Local Horticultural Society’s and Garden clubs and their volunteers play a crucial role in many communities large and small and their work is often unrealized.  I have written about how my membership in my local Horticultural Society led me to a career that I love in the past but …Read more

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Top Garden Myths from Melanie Rekola

February 9th, 2017

As a landscape designer and certified horticulturalist, I come across a lot of misconceptions when it comes to gardening. Myth 1: Cedar trees attract mosquitoes Reality: In nature, cedar grows in moist soil, which mosquitoes adore. It’s not actually the cedar that attracts them though mosquitoes are attracted to shaded environments of any type. Myth 2: …Read more

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My Outdoor Kitchen with David Pierce

February 6th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Learn all about the growing trend of Outdoor Kitchens from David Pierce at myoutdoorkitchen.ca. A lot of planning goes into an outdoor kitchen and David and the team have the expertise to make it happen. Listen in to learn all about the services and products they provide right here …Read more

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Megan Cain, The Creative Vegetable Gardener

January 30th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Megan Cain, the Creative Vegetable Gardener joined me to tell us all about her new Smart Start Garden Planner. Available hard copy or ebook. It’s a wonderful planner for beginner and experienced gardeners alike.  Learn more about it during our chat here or order a copy for yourself here. Hope …Read more