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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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May 17, 2022

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing continue their look at flowering shrubs and explore the world of Deutzias and Diervillas, some gorgeous small to medium-sized shrubs with a lot to offer your landscape.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt talk about Deutzias and Diervillas.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • What are Deutzias?
    • Where are they native?
    • What zone are they?
    • When do they flower?
    • How much do they cost?
  • Popular cultivars of Deutzias:
    • Nikko Blush
    • Yuki Cherry Blossom
    • Yuki Snowflake
    • Crème Fraiche Deutzia
    • Pom Pom Deutzia
  • How can we use them in the landscape?
  • What are Diervillas?
    • Where are they native?
    • What zone are they?
    • When do they flower?
    • How much do they cost?
  • Popular cultivars of Diervillas:
    • Kodiak series: Black, Red, Orange
    • Firefly Bush Honeysuckle
  • How can we use them in the landscape?

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.

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.