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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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Aug 20, 2020

August is in full swing and we’re well into exploring our latest topic on the Down the Garden Path podcast. This month, we’re talking all about deciduous trees and upright evergreens. In this episode, we mixed it up a bit by opening the floor to our listeners. This special trees Q & A  also marks the third anniversary of the release of Down the Garden Path as a podcast. We're so grateful to all our listeners. Thanks for joining us each week!

Tune into this week's podcast as we answer your questions on trees.

In addition to taking listeners' questions, we discuss All About Trees! A Webinar Series from Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF).

Discover over 35 species of trees native to the Greater Toronto Area through this free four-part webinar series. Learn how to identify different tree species, their importance for urban wildlife, common urban stressors, and how to care for the trees in your community. A new species will be showcased each night:

  • Small Deciduous Trees Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Large Deciduous Trees Thursday,  September 3, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Conifer Trees Tuesday,  September 8, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Non-Native Trees Tuesday,  September 10, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

To learn more and register for this free webinar series, visit

Join us each week on Down The Garden Path, as 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.