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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. 

You can listen live at www.realityradio101.com on Monday’s at 7 pm EST. or subscribe to download this show and past episodes from your favourite podcast app. 

Check out the website for even more garden tips and tricks.

Aug 31, 2021

In this last Down the Garden Path podcast of August, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw wrap up the summer months by getting your questions answered!

Matt and Joanne conclude their month-long discussion of popular flowering trees in the landscape, and their summer of deep dives into the perennial, shrub, and tree staples of our landscapes covering a few trees they didn't discuss in previous episodes and then focus on your gardening dilemmas.

Tune in this week as Joanne and Matt finish their discussion on trees and answer listener questions.

Learn more about:

  • Ornamental Flowering Cherry tree - Prunus spp.
    • Kwanzaan Cherry tree - large ornamental cherry tree (30x30 ft)
    • Mount Fuji Cherry tree
  • Redbud - Cercis canadensis. Native shrub/tree
    • Different cultivars: Weeping Redbud, Lavender Twist Redbud, Forest Pansy
  • Tulip Tree - Liriodendron tulipfera

Past tree-related episodes:

Trees: Native Trees

Trees: Japanese Maples

Trees: Questions & Answers

Trees: Native Tree Care

Trees in the June Garden

Upcoming Shows:

September 6th: Encore presentation of September in the Garden

About Your Hosts

Each week on Down The Garden Path podcast, 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.