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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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Spring Garden and Lawn Questions

May 1st, 2017

  “DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW It is all about Spring Garden and Lawn this week on the show. Co-host Matthew Dressing and I discuss Spring Garden and Lawn tips as well as tricks for your May Garden. We aim to answer all of the Spring gardening questions you may have.  

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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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Top Garden Myths from Melanie Rekola

February 9th, 2017

As a landscape designer and certified horticulturalist, I come across a lot of misconceptions when it comes to gardening. Myth 1: Cedar trees attract mosquitoes Reality: In nature, cedar grows in moist soil, which mosquitoes adore. It’s not actually the cedar that attracts them though mosquitoes are attracted to shaded environments of any type. Myth 2: …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

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Megan Cain, The Creative Vegetable Gardener

January 30th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Megan Cain, the Creative Vegetable Gardener joined me to tell us all about her new Smart Start Garden Planner. Available hard copy or ebook. It’s a wonderful planner for beginner and experienced gardeners alike.  Learn more about it during our chat here or order a copy for yourself here. Hope …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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Steve Lawrence, Dare2Dream Farm

January 13th, 2017

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Steve Lawrence from Dare2Dream Farm in Kendal, Ontario is my guest for a repeat visit on Down the Garden Path. Steve and his wife Patty is a local bee keeper who purchased 4 bee colonies in 2010 we have enjoyed listening to Steve talk about the challenges of beekeeping.  In this …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