Jul 26, 2022
This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast,
landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw talk about
native plants with Anna Fialkoff, the Ecological Programs Manager
at Wild Seed Project in Portland, Maine.
Join Joanne and Matt as
they discuss native plants with Anna Fialkoff of Wild Seed
Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this
- What does the Wild Seed Project do and why?
- A non-profit to inspire people to grow native plants
- Set people up for success with native plants in the
- Organize walks, talks and workshops
- Sell and promote native plant seeds
- Easier to grow from seed as they don’t need as much
- Sow in the late fall and they will germinate in the spring
- Use a potting mix with compost mixed with your soil
- Sow them thickly in a 4.5" pot and put them outside with some
sand and protect them from rodents
- Tell us about your pledge to rewild and your tree planting
- Started in late 2020, helping people find the tools to plant
natives and to be more mindful of their practices
- Mindful practices – less mowing and blowing, unlearning old
horticultural practices like cutting everything back in the
- Where do you ship to?
- Currently only ship to the US.
- Are there any special events or items you’d like to promote?
- Guide publications: Native Ground Covers for Northeast
Landscapes and Native Trees for Northeast
You can find the Wild Seed Project online at Wild
Seed Project and on Facebook and Instagram.
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
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.