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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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Oct 11, 2022

This week, Down the Garden Path presents an encore presentation of the October in the Garden podcast from 2019.


With gardening chores changing so much from month to month, staying on top of your outdoor to-do list can be a challenge. In this week's episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne and Matthew discuss what's happening this month in your garden, offering down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matthew discuss the do's and don'ts for your October garden.

Some of the topics discussed this month:

  • The importance of watering weekly, especially newly planted evergreens
  • Stars in your fall garden
  • How to plant bulbs
  • What to do with your annuals and perennials
  • How to clean and care for your lawn and fruit/vegetable garden
  • General home and garden maintenance that will make for less work in the spring

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.