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Welcome to the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast. We discuss down to earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As landscape designers, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing think it is important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

On this show, we try to help educate you seasonally to manage your garden and landscapes, engage with Garden Authors and educate ourselves right along with you as we learn together about interesting topics on the environment. 

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Mar 12, 2018

Jan Johnsen is a landscape designer particularly interested in the effect of gardens upon our wellbeing. Trained in landscape architecture and professional horticulture, Johnsen is the author of “Heaven is a Garden and ‘The Spirit of Stone’ (St Lynn’s Press, 2017).  In this episode of Down the Garden Path we discuss The Spirit of Stone. In this wonderful book, Jan shares all the creative ways natural stone can be used to add dimension to a landscape.

During this show, we learn about some of the history of stone in other cultures like the Chinese Scholar Stones, Japanese Viewing Stones and Split Rock's relevance to the Native Americans.

We talk about many different stone applications for our gardens and how well they are illustrated in the book for Landscape Designers and avid gardeners alike.

We also have a great time during the interview and laugh along with our listeners as they write in questions and comments for Jan. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we did.