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

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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Nov 23, 2021

In this week's episode of Down the Garden Path, Matt and Joanne welcome David Lin, owner of Dave’s Air Plant Corner, to learn how to grow and care for this interesting and wonderful group of houseplants. 

About David Lin

David has been growing Tillandsia for more than seven years, and as soon as he started collecting them, he was hooked! His goal is to share these amazing plants with more people and hopefully, everyone can take a breather from their busy life and admire the unique beauty and characters of air plants.

Don't miss Joanne and Matt's conversation with David Lin from Dave's Air Plant Corner.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • Tell us why you think air plants are so cool.
  • What exactly is a “Tillandsia”?
  • Do you remember what the first Tillandsia you purchased was?
  • How do our Canadian listeners get plants from your shop?
  • When buying air plants, what should you look for to make sure you’re getting good air plants?
  • How do we care for air plants once we get them home?
  • Is there anything special we need to grow air plants?
  • What’s the best way to display air plants?
  • What are some of your favourite air plants?
  • Tell us about ‘Botanical Toronto’ this Saturday, November 27

Where to find Dave's Air Plant Corner:

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.

And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer. He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics. Their goal is to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.