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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 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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Jul 30, 2018

Our monthly feature shows are really meant to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible. 

Our August in the Garden episode continues to provide that knowledge for you.

Some of the highlights:

  • Importance of deadheading summer annuals and perennials
  • In some case, a good pruning will rejuvenate a tired large perennial or shrub for a second flush of growth for the season
  • Key Point: don't give up on your plants: pruning and fertilizing can help a lot
  • Time to plan Spring bulbs but not to plant them yet: and take advantage in August to purchase unusual varieties before they sell out. 
  • Dormant lawns just need water to get them going again. Temperatures are currently too high for grass seed or fertilizer. Cooler weather in August should revive most lawns. 
  • We also discuss some tips for your vegetable gardens as well as some suggested veggies that you can plant now for a fall harvest.
  • We also enjoying featuring Stars in the garden each month. A few of the ones for your August Garden we mentioned are perennials: Rudbeckia, Anemone, Penstemon and Perennial Hibiscus. Shrubs: Hydrangea, Rose of Sharon and Butterfly Bush. Tune in for the full list and descriptions.


Enjoy and best of luck in your August Garden