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Importance of Design

November 25th, 2019

On this week’s episode of Down The Garden Path, we’re joined by Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions to discuss the importance of design in landscape projects. Patrick is the owner of DuChene Design Solutions, located in Ocean City, Maryland. His company provides landscape design, 3D visualization and consulting for landscape contractors in the design-build …Read more

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October in the Garden

September 24th, 2018

Gardening chores change so much from month to month. Each week on Down the Garden Path Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing, discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. In each episode, we bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics to help you achieve a great garden. We learn right …Read more

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Roses in the Garden

July 2nd, 2018

The month of July is THE month for Roses in the Garden. Which of course means welcome to our Roses in the Garden Episode. During this episode of Down the Garden Path Matthew and I chat about the different varieties of roses. We discuss Rosa Rugosa, Shrub Roses, Carpet Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses and some new …Read more

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Vivacious Vines: All About Vines

June 4th, 2018

All about vines in this episode of Down the Garden Path. We know you will find this episode very informative. We discuss perennial and annual vines. The difference between clinging and twining vines and some words of caution, especially about Virginia Creeper. We described flowering vines like Trumpet vine and Honeysuckle the many ways they can be …Read more

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The Spirit of Stone: Jan Johnsen

March 12th, 2018

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‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast Jan Johnsen is a landscape designer particularly interested in the effect of gardens upon our wellbeing. Trained in landscape architecture and professional horticulture, Johnsen is the author of “Heaven is a Garden and ‘The Spirit of Stone’ (St Lynn’s Press, 2017).  In this episode of Down the Garden Path we …Read more

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The Importance of Planning Your Landscape

September 18th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST Down the Garden path’s topic this week is Planning your Landscape Projects. Matthew and I discuss the importance of planning your garden and landscape designs. How planning can save you time and money. We start by discussing what is going on in our gardens and checking in …Read more

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Jan Johnsen, Heaven is a Garden Part II

October 24th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week is Part two of my conversation with highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher with a passion for plants and beautiful gardens, Jan Johnsen. In this episode we explore many of the ancient traditions Jan writes about in her book, Heaven is a Garden- Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration …Read more

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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

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The Garden: The First Year, Plants Sleep, Second Year, They Creep & Third Year, They Leap!

September 16th, 2016

A popular adage in the gardening world but I think it is a worthwhile reminder for all homeowners. The first year after planting means that the plant may appear to be sleeping but really it is the roots that matter! Making sure the plant gets good soil, enough water and even a good covering of mulch …Read more

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Evelyn Hadden, Hellstrip Gardening

September 12th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Evelyn Hadden is a national speaker and award winning Author of 4 garden books. She joins me to discuss her book Hellstrip Gardening. We all have that dreaded spot between sidewalk and road, or area between driveways etc. That area that gets a lot of abuse but you don’t …Read more