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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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Dec 6, 2022

With Christmas around the corner, you may still be looking for a gift for that special gardener in your life. In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw are joined by Kristin Beane Sullivan from Garden Gate magazine. Kristin shares some of her favourite gardening gifts she’s received, gifts she’s given, and other good gifts for the gardener in your life.

About Kristin Beane Sullivan

In her 25 years at Garden Gate magazine, Kristin Beane Sullivan has been lucky to meet hundreds (if not thousands) of gardeners, tour and photograph countless gardens, and learn something from every single gardener she’s met. She comes from a long line of farmers and gardeners, and today tends an ever-expanding urban garden with her husband, and three teenagers who are a lot more help in the garden than she was at their age.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt speak with Kristin Beane Sullivan about gifts for gardeners.

  • Christmas is fast approaching. During your time at Garden Gate, and as a gardener yourself, what are your gift recommendations for this holiday season?
  • What would be your top gift choices for new gardeners?
  • What’s your favourite gardening gift you’ve ever received and why?
  • Tell us a bit about Garden Gate magazine. What amazing information can our listeners find within its pages?
  • What topics does Horticulture magazine cover?
  • What types of subscriptions can we get to these magazines?

Find Garden Gate magazine online:

Instagram: @gardengatemagazine
YouTube: @gardengatemagazine
Facebook: @gardengatemagazine
Pinterest: @gardengatemag

Find Horticulture magazine online:

Instagram: @hort.mag
Facebook: @HorticultureMagazine
Pinterest: @hortmag

Other resources mentioned on the podcast:

DIY Gardening gift ideas

Garden Gate Store

2023 European Garden Tour

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.