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The Spirit of Stone: Jan Johnsen

March 12th, 2018

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‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast Jan Johnsen is a landscape designer particularly interested in the effect of gardens upon our wellbeing. Trained in landscape architecture and professional horticulture, Johnsen is the author of “Heaven is a Garden and ‘The Spirit of Stone’ (St Lynn’s Press, 2017).  In this episode of Down the Garden Path we …Read more

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The Importance of Planning Your Landscape

September 18th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST Down the Garden path’s topic this week is Planning your Landscape Projects. Matthew and I discuss the importance of planning your garden and landscape designs. How planning can save you time and money. We start by discussing what is going on in our gardens and checking in …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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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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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

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Fall Landscape Project

October 31st, 2016

Welcome to October. I think it is my favorite gardening month. So much to do and so much better temperatures to do it in! I have realized many people gave up on their gardens because of this past hot and dry summer, I have to confess I am also one of those people. I realized …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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Jan Johnsen, Heaven is a Garden Part II

October 24th, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week is Part two of my conversation with highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher with a passion for plants and beautiful gardens, Jan Johnsen. In this episode we explore many of the ancient traditions Jan writes about in her book, Heaven is a Garden- Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration …Read more

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October Gardening To Dos

October 6th, 2016

Here’s what you should do this month: Remove spent summer flowering plants from containers and replace with Fall Blooming Mums or Ornamental Kale. Dispose of any diseased or infested plant debris, to avoid overwintering the problem. This is especially important with Peony’s this year. Cut them back and dispose of the moldy foliage. Continue to …Read more

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Sean James, Fernridge Landscaping and Eco Consulting

August 15th, 2016

Rain Gardens “DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Sean James of Fernridge Landscaping and Eco Consulting joins me to discuss Rain Gardens. Managing water in our yards is becoming an important environmental issue. On this episode we learn about Rain Gardens. And how you can manage the water properly in your yard by using them. Tune into to …Read more