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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. 

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Dec 1, 2017

Are you tired of decorating with artificial greens for the holidays? No storage space for all the decorations the other 11 months of the year? Well, there is a lot of Christmas holiday decorating you can do with live plants and live plant material, like evergreen boughs and shrub branches. 

On this episode Matthew and I discuss decorating with a variety of holiday plants:



Christmas Cactus

Norfolk Pine

In addition to adding holiday decorating to your space all of these plants are excellent for gift giving.

 We discussed best practices to successfully bring evergreen boughs inside for decorating your:

-         Mantle

-         Staircase banister

-         Table centrepiece 

Why sometimes it is better to purchase a centrepiece from a florist for even more longevity          

Then we shared tips for your outdoor urns like using Wilt-pruf and reasons why we no longer use oasis for our outdoor urns.

Thanks to the listeners that wrote in during our show. I know they were sad to hear this was the last show of the season but we are looking forward to being back with even more great shows on Jan 22, 2018.