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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.

Feb 23, 2021

This week on Down The Garden Path, we speak with author and blogger Jennifer McGuinness about her new book Micro Food Gardening, hitting shelves in April 2021.

Jennifer began regularly blogging as Frau Zinnie in 2011. You can find Jennifer’s writing, photography and personal gardening experiences in her Connecticut...


Feb 17, 2021

This week on Down the Garden Path, we continue to explore ways we can have a positive impact on our environment with a discussion about electric cars with Tim Burrows. We enjoyed learning more about the topic and realize it is an important discussion to have. Change is coming but will be happening slowly. 

Tim has owned...


Feb 9, 2021

This week, we're continuing our "growing inside" themed episodes of Down the Garden Path. In Seed Starting 101, Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss starting seeds for beginners.

In Seed Starting 101, Matt and Joanne review your steps for success:

  • Start with a plan
  • Choosing seeds
  • Seed packages
  • Equipment
  • Growing...


Feb 4, 2021

We're kicking off the month of February with our first "growing indoors" episode of Down the Garden Path. In this podcast, we discuss growing indoors and with grow lights with Gardening Girl Julia Dimakos.

Julia started growing food after having children and fell in love with it!  She gardens organically and tries to...