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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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Feb 9, 2022

It's all about houseplants this month on Down the Garden Path podcast. In this episode, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing speak with Kevin Tholenaars about his online houseplant business,

About Kevin Tholenaars

Plantsome co-founder and CEO Kevin Tholenaars moved to Port Moody, B.C., six years ago from the Netherlands. When Plantsome's founding team realized there were very clear signals that the needs of consumers in the archaic home and garden industry were not being met, the idea for Plantsome was born. In March of 2020, Plantsome opened its digital doors to the public -- right in the middle of a global pandemic! It was scary but it ended up being the right service at the right time. As people were forced to look closer to home for hobbies and things to keep them occupied, many flocked to plant care as a new obsession. Plantsome delivers tropical plants to homes all across Canada using sustainably sourced packaging and custom-designed boxes for safe transportation of plants. Plantsome also has an app that helps customers take care of their plants by sending watering and fertilizer alerts. 

Don't miss Matt and Joanne's conversation with Kevin Tholenaars from Plantsome.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • What is Plantsome?
  • How did it get started? 
  • How do you order plants?
  • Where do you ship to?  
  • How do you ship live plants with our varying temperatures?
  • Are there any trends you’ve noticed people ordering? 
  • You also have an app.  How does that work?

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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.