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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 9, 2020

A new month means a new topic on the Down the Garden Path podcast. This month, we’re talking all about deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week's podcast, we discuss pruning.

Tune into this week's podcast as we discuss pruning deciduous and evergreen shrubs.

Here are some of the topics we cover this week:


  • Pruning conifers
  • Pruning hedges
  • Hiding the cut on spreading evergreens


  • Pruning fruit and shade trees
  • Tips for pruning vines
  • How to keep groundcovers under control
  • Keeping your rose bushes beautiful and healthy with pruning

Tune into the Down The Garden Path podcast each week in July for our discussions on deciduous and evergreen shrubs.

  • 13th: Evergreens
  • 20th: New Shrubs for 2020
  • 27th: Pruning 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.

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.

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