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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. 

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Feb 20, 2023

With the days growing longer and the weather warmer, the itch to be outside in the garden is growing stronger. This makes it a perfect time to look at what’s trending in 2023. This week on Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome returning guest Katie Dubow to share what’s trending in the 2023 Garden Trends Report.

 About Katie Dubow

Katie Dubow is the President of Garden Media Group, a women-owned and run public relations firm specializing in the home and garden industry and celebrating its 31st year in business. Author of the annual Garden Trends Report, Dubow travels the world scouting and presenting garden trends to audiences from Italy to Chicago. Dubow lives and gardens in West Chester, PA, with her husband, two daughters, one dog, and six chickens. Find her in the garden with her children, practicing yoga or dancing to Zumba. Her goal is to convince people that brown thumbs can, in fact, be turned green.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • For our new listeners or those who are not familiar with Garden Media Group, tell us a bit about what goes into producing the report each year.
  • ‘I Believe in Me’ is the title of the report this year. Can you tell us why you chose it?
  • Let’s walk through some of the main points that make up the Garden Trends report:
    • Tesla Effect
    • Backdoor Revolution
    • Accessible Gardening
    • PlantTok
    • All Greek to Me
    • Redrawing the Map
    • Colour of the Year

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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.