Nativars, an encore presentation.

In this week's repeat episode of Down the Garden Path, 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.

Tune into this week's podcast as we discuss nativars.

Here are some of the topics we cover this week:

  • What is a nativar?

  • How are nativars produced?

  • Substantial differences between cultivars and nativars and what to avoid.

  • Reasons for planting as close to the native species as possible.

  • Some popular North American nativars you might find in your local garden center.

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

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Each week 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.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

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