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Join me, Matthew Dressing, and my co-host Joanne Shaw, live every Monday night at 7 p.m. E.S.T., Down the Garden Path on www.realityradio101.com, where each week we bring over 8,300 weekly listeners interesting, relevant & helpful topics, garden authors and industry experts to help them acheive a great garden.

I have listened to several episodes. Not only is the information of high quality, but the hosts have a genuine and natrural engagement with listeners and are fun to listen to.

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Can’t tune in live?  Not to worry.  Below you’ll find an ever-growing library of past episodes for you to download or listen to later.  You can also find us on your favourite podcast provider.  Don’t forget to like, subscribe, share, and leave a comment.


The Latest Episode

Join us for an encore presentation of ‘All about Christmas’.

‘Tis the season to give and receive holiday plants. But how do you care for them? In this podcast, we provide an in-depth overview of some of the most popular plants of the season including Christmas Cactus, Cyclamen, Poinsettia, Amaryllis and Norfolk Pines to name a few.

Want to listen live? Join us Monday nights at 7 p.m. E.S.T. on http://www.realityradio101.com and join the conversation.

Season 6, episode 43: All about Christmas, with Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing.
Orignal air date: December 7th, 2020


This week’s episode is the 2020 season finale of Down the Garden Path, and today we’re taking a look back at the lessons of 2020. We talk about the gardening trends of 2020, our favourite episodes of the last year, how this year has strengthened our home and garden values, and thank our listeners for a fantastic year.

Down the Garden Path returns January 25th with a whole new season of low maintenance tips & tricks, exciting new topics, wonderful guests, and more.

Season 6, episode 42: Lessons from 2020 with Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing.
Orignal air date: December 7th, 2020


Journey Down the Garden Path with us this week as we take a step back into October’s theme, ‘Our Environmental Impact’. Ray Jarvis, owner of Solar Direct Canada, joins us to discuss solar power, how we can use it to power our homes, and provides us with a unique look into the solar industry, sharing his over twenty years experience in the business.

Considering a solar project of your own? You’ll find Ray and his team are happy to help. Start your solar project today at http://www.solardirectcanada.com.

Season 6, episode 41: Solar Power with Ray Jarvis.
Orignal air date: November 30th, 2020


On this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, we’re joined by New York Botanical Garden’s Daryl Beyers as we take a look at his latest book ‘The New Gardener’s Handbook: Grow a Beautiful & Bountiful Garden’. Daryl shares his education journey as Garden Program Co-ordinator of the New York Botanical Gardens, seasonal tips on creating healthy, sustainable landscapes, and tells us all about his weekly garden chat.

Pick up your copy of The New Gardener’s Handbook: Grow a Beautiful & Bountiful Garden’ as well as the link to his Monday night online garden chat, at http://www.thenewgardenershandbook.com.

Season 6, episode 40: The New Gardener’s Handbook with Daryl Beyers.
Orignal air date: November 23rd, 2020


On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we’re joined by award-winning author and Garden Therapy’s Stephanie Rose to discuss her ninth book, ‘Garden Alchemy’. During our conversation with Stephanie she shares with us the origins of gardentherapy.ca, her advice and experience on organic gardening, and some of the 80 recipies & concoctions you can find in ‘Garden Alchemy’.

Learn more about ‘Garden Alchemy’ and Stephanie’s other books at http://www.gardentherapy.ca.

Season 6, episode 39: Garden Alchemy with Stephanie Rose.
Original air date: Monday November 16th, 2020


On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we’re joined by author and Houseplant Guru, Lisa Eldred Stienkopf as we discuss her third book ‘Houseplant Party: Fun projects & growing tips for epic indoor plants’.  Lisa shares her journey writing the book, some of her favourite projects and her amazing wealth of houseplant knowledge with us and our listeners.

Purchase ‘Houseplant Party’ as well as Lisa’s other books and check out her blog at http://www.thouseplantguru.com

Season 6, episode 38: Houseplant Party with Lisa Eldred Steinkopf.
Orignal air date: November 9th, 2020


On this episode of Down the Garden Path, we’re joined by author and fellow podcaster Steven Biggs as we take a look at his latest book ‘Growing figs in cold climates: 150 of your questions answered’.  Steven shares the story of how he became a writer,  his passion for growing all things edible, and inspires us to grow food where you think you can’t.

Be sure to pick up your copy and check out his other books and podcast at his website http://www.stevenbiggs.ca

Season 6, episode 37: Growing Figs in Cold Climates with Steven Biggs.
Original air date: Monday November 2nd, 2020

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