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Ask Us Anything!

November 4th, 2019

The Down the Garden Path podcast is five years old this month! In this special “Ask Us Anything” episode, Joanne and Matthew celebrated by inviting listeners to write or call in with their gardening, landscape design or podcast-related questions. Some of the topics they covered include: whether it’s safe to plant trees in the fall …Read more

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July in the Garden

July 4th, 2019

In this week’s episode, we’re talking July in the Garden! We look at some of the ways to help you keep your garden cool and happy, and some of the fantastic plants we still have to look forward to. We’ve seen a wet, cool Spring 2019. Although all the rain has made our gardens lush …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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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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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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June in the Garden

May 29th, 2018

We had a lot to talk about in this regular monthly feature show. After chatting about what was happening in our gardens this week as well as what is happening at Matthew’s garden centre we did a little rant about “PLANT TAGS” Yes, plant tags! How misleading they can be, how many people misread them or …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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In Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

April 6th, 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday the theme of Canada Blooms 2017  was of course Oh Canada! I personally cannot remember a theme that was so dominant during this event. It was very cool to see how landscape designers, garden builders and floral designers embraced the theme and truly transformed Canada Blooms into a patriotic …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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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