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Spring Pruning Questions

April 24th, 2017

Pruning of a lilac

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW Spring pruning questions answered. This week co-host Matthew Dressing and I chat about Spring in the garden. We answer your questions about spring pruning and plant care. Listen in for some helpful tips and suggestions for your Spring garden.

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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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Growing small houseplants in terrariums

January 23rd, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Interested in growing small houseplants in terrariums? Matthew Dressing joins me as co-host to discuss houseplants and terrariums. We focused this episode on small houseplants that grow in terrariums. Learn a bit of history of glass plant terrariums, a step by step guide on how to build one and some …Read more

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Steve Lawrence, Dare2Dream Farm

January 13th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Steve Lawrence from Dare2Dream Farm in Kendal, Ontario is my guest for a repeat visit on Down the Garden Path. Steve and his wife Patty is a local bee keeper who purchased 4 bee colonies in 2010 we have enjoyed listening to Steve talk about the challenges of beekeeping.  In this …Read more

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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