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All About Vines: Clematis

June 12th, 2018

All About Vines Part II: Clematis In this episode of Down the Garden Path we revisit the topic of Vines. This is our second consecutive show on Vines in the Garden and we focus on Clematis on this episode. We discuss the best planting practices, including the addition of mushroom compost or sheep manure to the …Read more

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April in the Garden

March 26th, 2018

So much to discuss in this April episode of Down the Garden Path. Everyone is anxious for Spring weather to begin. Matthew gives an update on what is happening in the nursery… hint.. trees are arriving, along with cold-hardy annuals. Matthew and Joanne chat about the reasons why we should actually stay OUT of the …Read more

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Starting Seeds Indoors: Daniel Eggert

February 26th, 2018

Daniel Eggert

‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast   Daniel Eggert, Organic Brand Manager at Harris seeds teamed up with Matthew on this episode of Down the Garden Path to discuss starting seeds indoors. With Daniels experience at Harris Seeds, it was good to hear him explain the difference between Organic and Non-Organic seed. With seed starting time …Read more

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Root Rescue with Bob Reeves

February 16th, 2018

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‘Down the Garden Path’ Podcast   Bob Reeves, President of Root Rescue Environmental Products joins us to tell us how and why he developed Root Rescue after a discovery at his family’s nursery/garden centre, Reeves Florist & Nursery in 2005. He also explains to us the importance of Mycorrhizal fungi in plant growth and development. …Read more

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The Garden Girls

October 23rd, 2017

Down the garden path radio show with The Garden Girls

‘DOWN THE GARDEN PATH’ RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST Darla Malcolm- Hauraney, owner of The Garden Girls, joins us on Down the Garden Path to chat about Garden Maintenance. The Garden Girls is a garden maintenance company servicing gardens in the West end of the GTA. Many homeowners are struggling to keep up with the demands …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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Spring Pruning Questions

April 24th, 2017

Pruning of a lilac

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW Spring pruning questions answered. This week co-host Matthew Dressing and I chat about Spring in the garden. We answer your questions about spring pruning and plant care. Listen in for some helpful tips and suggestions for your Spring garden.

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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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Matt Dressing, Horticultural Technician

August 22nd, 2016

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… Matt Dressing, Horticultural Technician and I discuss what may be ailing your garden, what products will help and how to use them and more on this episode of Down the Garden Path.

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Plant Guarantees

July 7th, 2016

Plant Guarantees: Many gardeners are familiar with them. The young cashiers remind us in their lovely rehearsed speech during our purchases. I would say they have now become an industry standard, being offered by nurseries, garden centers and even big box stores. And they offer it all in an effort to attract customers, keep customers …Read more