On Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.
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Down the Garden Path Podcast

Season 9

July in the Garden - Coming Soon!

With the hustle and bustle of May behind us, the month of June promises warmer weather and time to relax, but don't let that keep you out of the garden, there's plenty to be done. On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we share the tips, tricks, dos, and don'ts for your June garden to help you spend less time working in it and more time enjoying it.

Season 9, episode 23 - June 26th, 2023.

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Wild Flower Farm with ... - Coming Soon!

With the hustle and bustle of May behind us, the month of June promises warmer weather and time to relax, but don't let that keep you out of the garden, there's plenty to be done. On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we share the tips, tricks, dos, and don'ts for your June garden to help you spend less time working in it and more time enjoying it.

Season 9, episode 22 - June 19th, 2023.

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Carnivorous Plants with Tamara ... - Coming Soon!

With the hustle and bustle of May behind us, the month of June promises warmer weather and time to relax, but don't let that keep you out of the garden, there's plenty to be done. On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we share the tips, tricks, dos, and don'ts for your June garden to help you spend less time working in it and more time enjoying it.

Season 9, episode 21 - June 12th, 2023.

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Growing Cannabis with Sarah Osterlee - Coming Soon!

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Season 9, episode 20 - June 5th, 2023.

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June in the Garden - Coming Soon!

With the hustle and bustle of May behind us, the month of June promises warmer weather and time to relax, but don't let that keep you out of the garden, there's plenty to be done. On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we share the tips, tricks, dos, and don'ts for your June garden to help you spend less time working in it and more time enjoying it.

Season 9, episode 19 - May 29th, 2023.

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When people think about 'native plants', most often they think of a wild meadow or an unkept urban lot, but natives offer many design opportunities and benefits to our gardens and landscapes. On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we discuss how to design with native plants and strike a balance in your garden between natives and the foreign ornamentals we love so much.

Season 9, episode 18 - May 22nd, 2023.

In this repeat episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, we reach the end of our month-long discussion on deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Each week in July, we discussed a variety of shrub-related topics including how to prune your shrubs and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we continue the discussion about shrubs with a look at nativars.

Season 9, episode 17 - May 15th, 2023. Original air date: season 6, episode 27 - July 27th, 2020.

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The traditional lawn has received a lot of heat over the last few years with many recommending alternatives such as micro-clovers and specialized lawn blends. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing are joined by Kathy Jentz, author of Groundcover Revolution, to discuss the groundcover plants you can use to create a beautiful lawn alternative of your own.

Season 9, episode 16 - May 8th, 2023.

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In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome Katie Tamony of Monrovia to discuss Monrovia’s design trends and new plants for 2023.

Season 9, episode 15 - May 1st, 2023.

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Spring is here and with warmer weather almost upon us, we’re all starting to head out into our yards to get ready for another great gardening season. Tonight, it’s our May in the Garden episode and we’re going to talk about all the do’s and don’ts in your May garden.

Season 9, episode 14 - April 24th, 2023

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In this encore episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome Root Rescue's Bob Reeves to talk about the symbiotic relationship of mycorrhizal fungi and your plants, the benefits of adding them to your soil, and how to grow and feed healthy soils.

Season 9, episode 13 - April 17th, 2023. Original air date: season 8, episode 13, April 11th, 2022.

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Organic Pest Control with David Smorenburg, an encore presentation.

In this encore presentation of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome David Smorenburg from Upper Canada Organic Products to discuss their line of organic pest control products and explore how you can safely manage the pests in your gardens and landscape this season.

Season 9, episode 12 - April 10th, 2023. Original air date: season 8, episode 12, April 4th, 2022.

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In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome George Scott, president and founder of Niagara Beeway, to discuss the importance of protecting native bee species, as well as other native flora and fauna.

Season 9, episode 11 - April 3rd, 2023.

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In this episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing answer questions about their book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, on The Landscape Ontario Podcast. In this monthly podcast, host Scott Barber has conversations on the issues shaping landscaping and horticulture in Ontario.

Season 9, episode 00 - January 9th, 2023

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Season 8

In the final episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast for 2022, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss the pros and cons of buying a real tree vs. a fake tree.

Season 8, episode 44 - December 12th, 2022

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In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing spotlight the classic holiday plant, Amaryllis. These easy-to-grow bulbs make great gifts or additions to your own holiday decorating.

Season 8, episode 43 - December 8th, 2022

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With Christmas around the corner, you may still be looking for a gift for that special gardener in your life. In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw are joined by Kristin Beane Sullivan from Garden Gate magazine. Kristin shares some of her favourite gardening gifts she’s received, gifts she’s given, and other good gifts for the gardener in your life.

Season 8, episode 42 - December 5th, 2022

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This week on Down the Garden Path podcast, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up authors' month by speaking with The Mocha Gardener, Ashlie Thomas, about her new book How to Become a Gardener. In it, Ashlie teaches readers how to empower themselves by creating food security at home.

Season 8, episode 41 - November 28th, 2022

In this episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing continue garden authors' month with a look at their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden.

Season 8, episode 40 - November 21st, 2022

Authors’ month is in full swing on the Down the Garden Path podcast! This week, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome returning guest and garden author Stephanie Rose to discuss her latest books, Big Book of Botanical Crafts and The Regenerative Garden.

Season 8, episode 39 - November 14th, 2022

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