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Houseplants: Succulents & Cacti

February 10th, 2020

It’s houseplant month on Down The Garden Path! Every week in February, we’re going to answer your houseplant questions and dive into some of the most popular, sometimes daunting, houseplants. Last week, we spoke with Terry Kennedy about how to successfully grow orchids. In this week’s episode, we take a look at succulents and cacti. …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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Pool Landscape Designs with Melanie Rekola

October 15th, 2018

Pool Landscape Designs

Considering getting a pool?  Now is the perfect time to discuss the importance of Pool Landscape Designs. Melanie Rekola with Melanie Rekola Landscape Designs joins fellow Landscaper Designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw on Down the Garden Path Podcast to discuss Pool Landscape Designs. Here on Down the Garden Path we bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics …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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Cauleen Viscoff, The Lush Gardener

October 31st, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Cauleen Viscoff from Lush Gardens joined me live to talk all about Roses. We discuss Winter protection tips and tricks for all types of roses including climbing roses. Cauleen shared some of her favorites and her suggestions for planting those late season specials you may have just picked up.

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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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Jennifer Whyte, Barefoot Veggies

September 26th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Local Oshawa, urban farmer, Jennifer Whyte joins me to chat about her backyard garden that she turned into an Urban Farm, called Barefoot Veggies. We talk about how she got started and where she plans to go. And how she can help you have a successful vegetable garden of …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