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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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Sep 29, 2020

This month on Down the Garden Path, we've been looking at how to extend your gardening season. We've discussed everything from fall annuals to fall bulbs and lifting your summer bulbs. In this week's episode, we continue to answer your questions on fall lawn care and finish off the month with tips and tricks for bringing your tropical plants inside.

Tune into this week's podcast to learn more about how to extend your gardening season and tips for bringing in your tropicals.

Some topics we cover in this week's podcast:

  • Summer bulb care:
    • when to lift and store
    • How to store your summer bulbs
    • When to plant them out again
  • Bringing in your tropical plants
    • When to do so
    • Methods to avoid bringing insects in with your plants
    • Keeping your tropicals over the winter - tips for feeding and watering

Stay tuned in October as Down The Garden Path focuses on the environment.

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.