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The New Gardener’s Handbook: Interview with Author Daryl Beyers

November 23rd, 2020

We are more than halfway through November on Down the Garden Path, and this month we’re speaking with gardening authors. In this episode, we head to our bookshelves to take a closer look at The New Gardener’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden by author Daryl Beyers. Daryl …Read more

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Our Environmental Impact: Seasonal Climate Challenges

October 26th, 2020

with Deborah Pearson & Ginny Colling As we reach the end of October, we turn back to shore on our adventure into waters many dare not tread: climate change and our environmental impact. We’ve discussed what climate change is and what we can do to help slow it down. In this week’s episode of the …Read more

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Shrubs: Evergreens

July 13th, 2020

In our second episode of the month on the Down the Garden Path podcast, we continue our discussion about deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week in July as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we take a look …Read more

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Gardening Beyond the Basics: Low Maintenance Gardening

May 4th, 2020

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re exploring “Gardening Beyond the Basics.” Learn more about how to create a low-maintenance garden and straw bale gardening. Get tips on how to create unusual container combinations and discover new and wonderful plants for your landscape. This episode kicks off our month-long discussion about how to take …Read more

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Lawn Care: Lawn Alternatives

April 27th, 2020

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re talking all about lawn alternatives. When it comes to our lawns, we’re all a bit fanatical. So, this month we’re going discuss what it takes to get a beautiful lawn. From lawn care 101, to artificial turf, pest and diseases, and everything in between, we’ve got the …Read more

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Growing: Healthy Gardens

March 16th, 2020

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re talking all about growing! We all like to grow plants in many different places besides in the ground. So for the month of March, we’ll discuss what it takes to get growing indoors in different places. From starting seeds indoors to raised beds and containers, the possibilities …Read more

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The Buzz About Bulbs

October 7th, 2019

with’s Peggy Anne Montgomery With October well underway, one of the gardening tasks on our minds and our to-do lists is planting fall bulbs. For the most part, we think of them only as early spring colour, when really, they’re so much more. On this week’s episode of Down The Garden Path, Peggy Anne …Read more

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Cannabis: Part Two

September 13th, 2019

This past spring, in our first Down the Garden Path podcast on Growing Cannabis, we took a look at this controversial plant. What it is, how it’s grown and what laws and regulations face Canadians with its recent legalization. In Cannabis: Part 2, we dive a little deeper. As temperatures drop and the harvest season …Read more

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Shade: Beyond the Hosta

June 24th, 2019

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Shade gardening: just the thought of it makes some gardeners cringe, with images of hostas racing through their mind. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Matthew and I shed some light on the issue of shade gardening, offering shade gardening tips and looking at a variety of interesting shade plants to brighten the …Read more

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Garden Trends Report 2019

November 19th, 2018

Curious about the Garden Trends coming up for 2019? We are! Join Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw on Down the Garden Path where each week they enjoy discussing 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 …Read more