May 4, 2021
This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers
Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw kick off the month by answering
your questions about planting and what you should be doing in the
garden in May.
This week, Joanne Shaw and
Matthew Dressing answer your May planting and gardening
They cover a variety of topics, including:
- The popularity of fruit trees: Matt discusses
cocktail trees with different varieties of fruit on one tree.
- Tomatoes & Potatoes: He also mentions a
new “product” -- a tomato plant grafted on a potato, called
Ketchup and Fries. Hilarious but true! Ask for it at your
local garden centre. Once the tomato plant is done in the fall, you
can harvest the potatoes in the pot below.
- Hydrangeas: Joanne discusses the challenges
with Macrophylla Hydrangeas and/or the Easter Hydrangeas and why
they shouldn't be planted in your GTA garden.
- Cedars: Matt discusses the differences in
cedars in response to a listener's question about their
- Roses: The popularity of roses and the hottest
varieties: Now is the time to find that specific one you may be
looking for, but tune in if you want to hear Matt help you
determine which variety you should get based on the space you
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
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.