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Applying Nematodes

October 15th, 2017

Did you have Japanese Beetles in your Garden this summer? Did you know that not only are these a nuisance in the garden and on our plants but these colourful insects also lay thousands of eggs in our lawns and those eggs become GRUBS! Environmentally friendly Nematodes are our own tool against grubs. Last check …Read more

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October Gardening To Do’s

October 1st, 2017

October Gardening Checklist:   Add compost/manure or mulch to your garden Divide and transplant large perennials After leaves have fallen, you can transplant deciduous trees and shrubs Lift summer bulbs like Canna’s and Dahlias before frost nips them Clean out bird feeders and stock them up with fresh seed. Protect trees and shrubs from mice …Read more

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Things to Remember When Growing a Tree

September 16th, 2017

Mature Trees at tree farm

My focus this month is trees, we all have them, some of us want more and many of us have questions on how to take care of them. Considering they are all around us in the landscape it is hard to believe that there is a tree shortage in North America. Many consumers take it …Read more

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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

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My 3rd Garden Bloggers Fling

July 12th, 2017

Large succulent planter at Brookside Gardens

And why I fell in love with succulents I enjoyed participating in my 3rd Garden Bloggers Fling 2017. I just wanted to give you a little taste. Here is a quick recap!  In 3 days over 80 people visited one community farm, seventeen  Public Gardens, including the twelve Smithsonian gardens along the National Mall. In 2 …Read more

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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

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Fertilizers in the Garden

June 26th, 2017

” DOWN THE GARDEN PATH ” Radio Show  In this episode, Matthew Dressing goes solo and discusses Fertilizers in the Garden. What is a fertilizer? Four categories of fertilizers. Matthew shares how much to fertilize, when to fertilize and more so tune in for more great help to maintain your low maintenance garden.    

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June in the Garden

June 19th, 2017

June in the Garden

  “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

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Taking Action with Ontario Invasive Plant Council

June 12th, 2017

Ontario Invasive Plant Council Grow Me instead

      ” DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW Taking Action with Ontario Invasive Plant Council. I chat with Colin Classin, Project Specialist with the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) for this very informative episode.  We discuss their Grow Me Instead program, invasive species and the impact that they have on our environment. Furthermore, we …Read more

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June Observations and Tips

June 7th, 2017

Annabelle Hydrangea with catepillar

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