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Lawns in crisis?

August 13th, 2018

Lawn care is the number one challenge for most homeowners right now. 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 …Read more

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Jan Johnsen, Heaven is a Garden Part I

January 3rd, 2018

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST I hope you enjoy my interview with Landscape Architect and Author Jan Johnsen. Jan Johnsen is a highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher with a passion for plants and beautiful gardens. In her book, “Heaven is a Garden – Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and …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

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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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Matthew Dressing & Joanne Shaw, Garden Trends of 2017

January 9th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Happy New Year and welcome to 2017 and the first episode of Down the Garden Path for the year. Once again Matthew Dressing joins me as co-host as we discuss our favorite Garden Trends for 2017. We also chat about our own garden plans for this year. Listen in …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

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Jennifer Ebeling, Still Growing Garden Podcast

November 28th, 2016

Jennifer Ebeling creator and host of the Still Growing Garden Podcast. Still growing is a thoroughly informative long format interview show where Jennifer interviews Gardening experts from all over North America on a variety of topics. Tune in to learn all about it.