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Garden Clubs

December 17th, 2018

Have you ever thought about joining a Garden Club or Horticultural Society? Curious about what they do? Think you need to be more of an expert in order to join? Think again! Joanne Rachfalowski, Vice President of the Ontario Horticultural Association joins us on Down the Garden Path to tell us all about the OHA …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

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Evergreens: Which one is best for my garden?

August 23rd, 2018

There are so many evergreens to choose from how do I know which ones are best for my garden? 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 …Read more

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Garden Walk Buffalo

July 9th, 2018

We were very excited to talk to Jim Charlier all about the Garden Walk Buffalo. Jim is a well-traveled garden tourism advocate/consultant, having been a seven-term past president of Garden Walk Buffalo, America’s largest garden tour. Jim has written a gardening blog since 2008, covering his garden travels, the great gardens of Buffalo Niagara, and …Read more

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Horticultural Studies

April 16th, 2018

Interested in Horticultural Studies? This episode is perfect for anyone considering an education in Horticulture.  Shane Jones, the coordinator for the Horticulture Technician and Horticultural Food and Farming Programs at Durham College joins Co-hosts Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing. We discuss the different programs and the career opportunities they provide in the industry. We learn about …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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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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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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Matt Dressing, Horticultural Technician

August 22nd, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Matt Dressing, Horticultural Technician and I discuss what may be ailing your garden, what products will help and how to use them and more on this episode of Down the Garden Path.

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Dr Allan Armitage – Horticulturist, Writer, Traveler

November 9th, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week my guest is Dr Allan Armitage, Professor of Horticulture, Author of over 14 books and creator of a gardening app called “Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals“. Dr Armitage speaks with me all about his app as well as his new book, “It’s Not Just About The Hat …Read more