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Gardening Beyond the Basics: Straw Bale Gardening

May 18th, 2020

with Joel Karsten from www.strawbalegardens.com 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 a look at straw bale gardening. Our guest is author, speaker and straw bale gardening expert Joel Karsten. …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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Spring in the Garden

May 1st, 2020

The start date of Spring Gardening is always a moving target because of the weather. Please consider Spring Temperatures, especially our evening temperatures and weather conditions. Weather and ground conditions are the determining factor for our lawn and soils and considering those things change from year to year many of these tasks depend on certain …Read more

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Peterborough Garden Show 2019

April 15th, 2019

Peterborough Garden Show

One of the highlights of Spring in the Eastern GTA is the Peterborough Garden Show. It will be timed perfectly to help us all usher in Spring. Joining me for this episode of Down the Garden Path is Cauleen Viscoff Chair of the Peterborough Garden Show. The “Everything’s Comin Roses ” 2019 show is bringing …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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Sometimes it’s okay to say “No thank you!”

June 2nd, 2016

If you are new to gardening or a new home owner you will quickly realize how generous gardeners can be. Once they hear that you are working on a new garden or have moved to a new house without a garden, they are more than happy to share! A few words of caution: practice saying, “thanks …Read more

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May Gardening Tips with Your’s Truly, Joanne Shaw

May 16th, 2016

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“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This episode is all about May gardening tips with me, Joanne Shaw! I answer some of the most popular questions I get asked by clients and friends alike.

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Let’s Get Inspired and Plan our Containers for May!

April 14th, 2016

I know you don’t need me to tell you it’s too early to get outside and start gardening, right? But we can still enjoy this time to be inspired and plan for our container gardens this spring. Spend time looking for new and interesting containers or the new spot in your yard where you want …Read more