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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 18, 2020

We are halfway through November on Down the Garden Path, and this month we're speaking with gardening authors. In this episode, we head to our bookshelves to take a closer look at Garden Alchemy by author, blogger and www.gardentherapy.ca's Stephanie Rose.

Stephanie Rose is an award-winning author, freelance writer, instructor, and international speaker who aims to encourage healing and wellness through gardening. For over ten years, she has been both a student and teacher of organic gardening, permaculture design, herbalism, and natural skincare formulation. She is a member of Garden Communicators International, the Permaculture Institute of North America, the International Herb Association, and volunteers to develop children's gardens as a Vancouver Master Gardener. She shares stories, recipes, and projects on her inspiring website, www.gardentherapy.ca.

Stephanie spends her time as an organic gardener, writer, and artist in Vancouver, B.C. She is passionate about organic gardening, natural healing, and art as part of life. Stephanie lives with her family and a motley crew of animals, which provide her with inspiration and delight both in and out of the garden.

Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who want to turn their garden into gold using natural recipes and herbal concoctions (while saving both time and money). This gardening recipe and project book is packed with over 80 ideas to naturally beautify your garden, using organic methods that regenerate your soil and revitalize your plants. By following the processes that are closest to nature, it brings the gardener in sync with the garden, allowing plants to thrive with less effort and less cost.

Tune into this week's podcast as we learn more about the book Garden Alchemy with our guest, author Stephanie Rose.

Stephanie answers a few of our questions:

  • Tell us about Garden Therapy.
  • What inspired you to write Garden Alchemy?
  • Tell us about the other books you've written.

You can learn more about how to purchase Stephanie's books here, find her online at www.gardentherapy.ca and on social media:

Join us in November for more conversations with gardening authors:

  • 23rd: Daryl Beyers, author of The New Gardener's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful Garden
  • 30th: Solar Power with Ray Jarvis of Solar Direct Canada

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.