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Hydrangeas: When They Don’t Work And What You Can Do About It

September 18th, 2020

I love hydrangeas!  I put them all in my garden but when they don’t work it can be frustrating.  Here are some common problems and what you can do about them. 1) Hydrangeas not blooming: This seems to be the number one problem people have with their hydrangeas, including me! The most common hydrangeas that …Read more

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Gardening Beyond the Basics: Unique Container Gardens

May 11th, 2020

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re exploring “Gardening Beyond the Basics.” In this episode, we continue our month-long discussion about how to take your gardening to the next level with unique container gardens. We hope you were able to join us last week as we explored the key elements involved in low-maintenance gardening.  …Read more

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Gardening Beyond the Basics: Low Maintenance Gardening

May 4th, 2020

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re exploring “Gardening Beyond the Basics.” Learn more about how to create a low-maintenance garden and straw bale gardening. Get tips on how to create unusual container combinations and discover new and wonderful plants for your landscape. This episode kicks off our month-long discussion about how to take …Read more

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Perennial Talk

July 11th, 2019

with Gardens Plus’ Dawn Golloher Each week on Down the Garden Path, we discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. As landscape designers and gardeners, we believe it is important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.  Joining me on Down the Garden Path this week for Perennial Talk …Read more

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Aquaman Irrigation

April 8th, 2019

irrigation

    Irrigation is a hot topic when it comes to low maintenance gardening. Each week on Down the Garden Path we discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. As Landscape Designers and gardeners we think it is important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.  …Read more

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October in the Garden

September 25th, 2017

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST In our regular monthly feature episode on Down the Garden Path, Matthew and I discuss October in the Garden. All the do’s and don’ts to help you with your low maintenance garden. The importance of late season watering. The plants that can be trimmed or divided this …Read more

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Fertilizers in the Garden

June 26th, 2017

” DOWN THE GARDEN PATH ” Radio Show  In this episode, Matthew Dressing goes solo and discusses Fertilizers in the Garden. What is a fertilizer? Four categories of fertilizers. Matthew shares how much to fertilize, when to fertilize and more so tune in for more great help to maintain your low maintenance garden.    

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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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2017’s Top Garden Trends

January 12th, 2017

This time of year is always filled with Top 10s or Top 100s of the past year – and also trends for the upcoming year, such as the hot colour or the number one plant of the year. I have been reading a few articles featuring some of the top trends in Gardening for 2017 …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