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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. 

Listen live at www.realityradio101.com on Monday‚Äôs at 7 pm ET or subscribe to download this show and past episodes from your favourite podcast app. 

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Nov 24, 2022

In this episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing continue garden authors' month with a look at their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden.  

In Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide.

Packed with timely seasonal tips for each month to help you create the low-maintenance garden of your dreams, their new book takes the guesswork out of what to do and when to do it.

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden is now available on Amazon.

Some of the topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why did Joanne and Matt decide to write the book?
  • What's inside?
    • How are the sections devised so gardeners can find the information they need quickly and easily?
      • Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter
    • What are Matt and Joanne's favourite sections?
  • November in the garden:
    • What should you be doing this month?
      • Bulb planting and protecting Japanese maples for winter
  • What are the larger sections of the book dedicated to?
    • Cedars
    • Fertilizing
    • Nematodes/White Grubs
    • Clematis
    • Spreading Grass Seed
    • Laying Sod
    • Lasagna Gardening
    • How to Do a Soil Test
    • Glossary

Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden is your roadmap to creating and maintaining a low-maintenance, sustainable garden, and Joanne and Matthew want to help you make it happen.

Order your copy today! 


Down the Garden Path Podcast

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.

In their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide. It's now available on Amazon.