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Welcome to the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast. We discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As landscape designers, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing think it is important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

On this show, we try to help educate you seasonally to manage your garden and landscapes, engage with Garden Authors and educate ourselves right along with you as we learn together about interesting topics on the environment. 

You can listen live at www.realityradio101.com on Monday’s at 7 pm EST. or subscribe to download this show and past episodes from your favourite podcast app. 

Check out the website for even more garden tips and tricks.

Jul 30, 2018

Our monthly feature shows are really meant to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible. 

Our August in the Garden episode continues to provide that knowledge for you.

Some of the highlights:

  • Importance of deadheading summer annuals and perennials
  • In some case, a good pruning will rejuvenate a tired...


Jul 23, 2018

This episode of Down the Garden Path we answer garden questions live on our weekly radio show. During the middle of the gardening season, we wanted to help our listeners and answer questions and help with any dilemmas our listeners wanted to share with us. 

We covered everything from lawns, vegetables,...


Jul 17, 2018

I think of July as the month of Hydrangeas. So this week on Down the Garden Path we discussed these beloved and versatile shrubs. There truly is a Hydrangea variety for every garden.

Matthew and I  discussed best practices for planting Hydrangeas.

Pruning is always a popular question when it comes to these shrubs....


Jul 9, 2018

We were very excited to talk to Jim Charlier all about the Garden Walk Buffalo. 

Jim is a well-traveled garden tourism advocate/consultant, having been a seven-term past president of Garden Walk Buffalo, America’s largest garden tour. Jim has written a gardening blog since 2008, covering his garden travels, the great...


Jul 2, 2018

Welcome to our Roses show. The month of July is THE month for Roses in the Garden. During this episode of Down the Garden Path Matthew and I chat about the different varieties of roses.

We discuss Rosa Rugosa, Shrub Roses, Carpet Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses and some new varieties like Knock out and The Canadian Shield Rose...