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On the Down the Garden Path Podcast, landscape designer Joanne Shaw discusses down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes. She believes it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

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Jan 30, 2024

Before Down the Garden Path became a podcast, it was a weekly radio show on! In this "vintage" episode from September 2016, Joanne Shaw discusses hellstrip gardening with author Evelyn Hadden, a national speaker and author of four garden books, including Hellstrip Gardening.

What's a Hellstrip?

We all contend with that troublesome stretch between the sidewalk and the road, or the space nestled between driveways – commonly referred to as the "hellstrip." It’s easy to neglect and figuring out how to address this area can be challenging. Evelyn explores strategies for revitalizing this space, potentially bringing positive changes to your neighbourhood.

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Down the Garden Path Podcast

On Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designer Joanne Shaw discusses 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. She does her best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible. 

In Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and fellow landscape designer Matthew Dressing 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. Get your copy today on Amazon

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