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Lawns in crisis?

August 13th, 2018

Lawn care is the number one challenge for most homeowners right now. Each week on Down the Garden Path Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing, discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. In each episode, we bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics to help you achieve a great garden. We learn …Read more

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In Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

April 6th, 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday the theme of Canada Blooms 2017  was of course Oh Canada! I personally cannot remember a theme that was so dominant during this event. It was very cool to see how landscape designers, garden builders and floral designers embraced the theme and truly transformed Canada Blooms into a patriotic …Read more

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Water Features for the Garden

April 6th, 2017

Pond water feature

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH ” RADIO SHOW Listen in on this informative show all about water features for the garden and yard of your home with Ernest Williams, Aquascape, Inc. Guest Co-Host Matthew Dressing and I learn from Ernest about the common misconceptions when it comes to water features. We also learn the variety of options …Read more

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Easy Ways To A Trendy Backyard With The Help Of These Tips

March 4th, 2014

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One of the new trends I’ve noticed has been designing gardens that remove all or most of the lawn in my customer’s back yards. This has involved enlarging the gardens and adding or expanding a patio. This has created better use of the yard and made for an increased living space that is almost stress …Read more

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A Peek Inside Rosedale Gardens

June 4th, 2013

stone walkway and wall

I had the opportunity to attend a Toronto Botanical Garden tour in the Rosedale neighborhood. What an opportunity it was to see some mature and well established gardens and to see some newer and updated gardens in the area as well. Also some interesting hardscaping.  As many people ooh’d and aah’d at some of the …Read more