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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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Jul 21, 2020

In this week's episode of Down the Garden Path, we continue our discussion on deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week in July as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we continue the discussion about shrubs with a look at new shrub introductions for 2020.

Tune into this week's podcast as we discuss new shrubs for 2020.

Here are some of the topics we cover this week:

  • New shrub introductions from multiple sources
  • New shrubs Matt and Joanne are excited about
  • Testing requirements for new shrubs throughout North America
  • Garden centre expectations for the distribution of new shrubs
  • Predictions for shrub and perennial of the year for 2021

Tune into the Down The Garden Path podcast each week in July for our discussions on deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us for our last episode on shrubs on June 27th as we discuss native shrubs.

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. You can follow Joanne on Facebook and Instagram for daily inspiration for your home's landscape and garden all year long.

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.