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Perennials: Groundcovers

June 15th, 2020

This month on Down the Garden Path, we are talking all about perennials! From caring for your perennials and new perennials for 2020, to peonies and ornamental grasses…this month we’ll have you growing back for more. On this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, we continue our month-long perennial discussion with a trip into …Read more

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November in the Garden

October 28th, 2019

It’s November in the garden! As the gardening season slows down, there are still a few gardening chores to accomplish. Staying on top of your outdoor to-do list can be a challenge. In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne and Matthew discuss what you need to do in your garden this month …Read more

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October in the Garden

September 24th, 2018

Gardening chores change so much from month to month. 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 right …Read more

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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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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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Vivacious Vines: All About Vines

June 4th, 2018

All about vines in this episode of Down the Garden Path. We know you will find this episode very informative. We discuss perennial and annual vines. The difference between clinging and twining vines and some words of caution, especially about Virginia Creeper. We described flowering vines like Trumpet vine and Honeysuckle the many ways they can be …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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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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Joanne Shaw, 2 Year Anniversary DTGP Episode

November 21st, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… On this special episode celebrating 2 years of Down the Garden Path Radio Show, I am interviewed by guest host and horticulturalist, Matthew Dressing. We talk about my background, Landscape Design and more. Tune in to learn more about me and my journey in the garden and landscape design …Read more