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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. 

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Jun 21, 2022

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing look at two classic perennials that have long been staples in our gardens, phlox and campanula, commonly known as bellflowers. Whether you’re looking for a plant with some height, or one a little lower growing, these...


Jun 14, 2022

This month on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss some of their favourite perennials. They begin with a look at a versatile classic, sedums. From shrub substitute to colourful ground cover, it's hard not to have a spot in your garden for a spectacular sedum.


Jun 7, 2022

In this episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing kick off the month with a launch party to celebrate their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden.  

Joanne and Matthew's new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to...


May 30, 2022

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up May's focus on wonderful landscape shrubs with an "Ask Us Anything!" episode -- and an exciting announcement!

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt respond to listener questions.

Some of the questions listeners...


May 20, 2022

This week, we present an encore presentation of our May in the Garden podcast from 2019.


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

May in the garden brings many inspiring ideas, but there are many not-so-inspiring May to-do's you will also need to get done to give your garden...