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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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Apr 15, 2024

This week on Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw welcomes Garden Media's Katie Dubow back to the podcast to discuss new plants and products for 2024.

About Katie Dubow

Katie Dubow is the president of Garden Media Group, a women-owned and run public relations firm specializing in the home and garden industry and celebrating its 31st year in business. Author of the annual Garden Trends Report, Dubow travels the world scouting and presenting garden trends to audiences from Italy to Chicago.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • The spring runways shows are in full swing
  • Foraging brings the beauty of nature indoors
    • What is foraging?
    • Are there tools for foraging that make it easy to do?
  • Knock Out roses are easy-care year-round blooming roses
    • What’s new this spring?
  • Azaleas are beautiful shrubs, but gardeners should know about new Autumn azaleas: what are they?
  • What is a combo that will attract bees, birds, and butterflies?
    • What have you found works for a succulent garden and provides resources for night pollinators?
    • Spring is the season for migration and having food as they travel back north: what do you suggest for our yards?
  • What are other organic products that support a healthy environment?
  • Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in the garden or containers, especially cherry tomatoes
    • What is your favourite this year?
  • Where can listeners learn more about these new garden Superstar flowers and products?

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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 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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