Blog

Down2Earth Pinterest

Gardening Beyond the Basics: Unique Container Gardens

May 11th, 2020

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re exploring “Gardening Beyond the Basics.” In this episode, we continue our month-long discussion about how to take your gardening to the next level with unique container gardens. We hope you were able to join us last week as we explored the key elements involved in low-maintenance gardening.  …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

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

Down2Earth Pinterest

2017’s Top Garden Trends

January 12th, 2017

This time of year is always filled with Top 10s or Top 100s of the past year – and also trends for the upcoming year, such as the hot colour or the number one plant of the year. I have been reading a few articles featuring some of the top trends in Gardening for 2017 …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

Joanne Shaw, 2 Year Anniversary DTGP Episode

November 21st, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… On this special episode celebrating 2 years of Down the Garden Path Radio Show, I am interviewed by guest host and horticulturalist, Matthew Dressing. We talk about my background, Landscape Design and more. Tune in to learn more about me and my journey in the garden and landscape design …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

Joanne Shaw, November in the Garden

November 8th, 2016

Waterfall Japanese Maple

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Listen in as I chat about November in the garden. I cover what to do or NOT to do with your burlap. I share reminders about winter bird feeding in your yard and I share all about my adventure in “Facing my Hellstrip Garden” in my yard. Listen in …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

October To Do’s with Matthew Dressing, Horticulturalist

October 17th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… It is all about October To Do‘s in the garden this week. Joining me in studio once again is Horticulturalist, Matthew Dressing. We discuss the best ways to prepare your garden and lawn for Winter, from weeds to leaves. We cover a lot of practical tips to help keep …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

Let’s Get Inspired and Plan our Containers for May!

April 14th, 2016

I know you don’t need me to tell you it’s too early to get outside and start gardening, right? But we can still enjoy this time to be inspired and plan for our container gardens this spring. Spend time looking for new and interesting containers or the new spot in your yard where you want …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

Master The Art Of Container Planting With These Tips

June 17th, 2015

Little Lime Hydrangea, Wandering Jew and Japanese Forest Grass

1. Use a big container; the bigger the better. 2. Use good potting soil, not garden soil. 3. If planting with flowers from hanging baskets, take them out of the pot, loosen the roots and repot in a slightly larger pot with more soil. 4. Did I mention using a bigger pot? 5. Add an …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

Thinking Outside The Container

June 10th, 2015

Mandevilla planter

One of the big reasons the nurseries are so crazy busy in late spring is everyone getting their summer containers, hanging baskets or all the bits and pieces to make their own! You may have already completed this task! But there is always a spot or two to add another and then there are those …Read more

Down2Earth Pinterest

Stunning Examples Of Beautiful Vertical Gardening

May 14th, 2013

A great way to hide an ugly fence.

A hot trend that seems to be growing in popularity with the help from other trends, growing your own herbs and veggies, small backyard sizes and the convenience of container gardening. Vertical garden ideas and examples are everywhere. Here are a few that I have found on Pinterest.