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Welcome to the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast. We discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As landscape designers, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing think it is important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

On this show, we try to help educate you seasonally to manage your garden and landscapes, engage with Garden Authors and educate ourselves right along with you as we learn together about interesting topics on the environment. 

You can listen live at www.realityradio101.com on Monday’s at 7 pm EST. or subscribe to download this show and past episodes from your favourite podcast app. 

Check out the website for even more garden tips and tricks.

Aug 12, 2021

In this episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw continue their month-long discussion on flowering trees with a look at some of the medium-sized flowering landscape specimens.

Tune in to learn more about how to incorporate medium-sized flowering trees in your garden.

Joanne and Matt pick up where they left off last week and expand their answers to some questions they are were unable to explore fully:

  • What is considered a “standard” flowering tree?
  • How are standard, or small flowering trees, formed?
  • Where do we measure the height of a standard tree?
  • How are we using them in the landscape?
  • Some cultivars of standard flowering shrubs include:
    • Lilac, European Snowball Viburnum, Rose of Sharon, Flowering Crab Apple, Dapple Willow

Past tree-related episodes:

Trees: Native Trees

Trees: Japanese Maples

Trees: Questions & Answers

Trees: Native Tree Care

Trees in the June Garden

Upcoming Shows:

August 16th: Flowering Dogwoods

August 23rd: Large Flowering Trees

August 30th: Your Questions, Our Answers

About Your Hosts

Each week on Down The Garden Path podcast, 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.