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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 11, 2020

It's week two of August and that means we're fresh into exploring a new topic on the Down the Garden Path podcast. Each week in August, we'll be talking all about deciduous trees and upright evergreens. On this week's episode, we're continuing our discussion with a natural beauty of every landscape, Japanese maples.

Tune into this week's podcast as we discuss Japanese maples.

Some topics we cover in this week's podcast:

  • Caring for Japanese maples
    • best time to fertilize and what products to use
    • how to prepare your Japanese maple for the cold winter months
    • tips for pruning
  • Popular cultivars in the landscape: dwarf, weeping, uprights
  • Joanne and Matt's favourite cultivars

Tune into the Down The Garden Path podcast each week in August for our discussions on deciduous and upright evergreens.

  • 17th: Trees for Small Spaces
  • 24th: Growing Trees

Join us each week on Down The Garden Path, as 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.