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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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May 9, 2022

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing continue their look at flowering shrubs, discussing a few classics and a couple of superstars you might be meeting for the first time. In this week's episode, they talk about viburnums.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt talk about viburnums.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • What are viburnums?
    • Where are they native?
    • How hardy are they?
    • How big do they get?
    • Where can you find them?
    • How expensive are they?
  • Popular species of viburnum:
    • European Snowball
    • Nannyberry
    • Summer Snowflake
    • Korean Spice
    • Highbush Cranberry and Compact Highbush Cranberry
    • Blue Muffin
    • Mariesii Doublefile
    • Cardinal Candy
    • Arrowwood

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.