February in the Garden
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
6d ago
If you’re not lucky enough to be living somewhere tropical, mid-winter has you in its grasp and you may be wondering what you can be doing in February in the garden. Although there’s not much to do outside, there are several activities you can work on inside to get you ready for a new growing season.  Suggestions from Joanne and Matt in this episode: Take care of your Christmas houseplants. Set up grow lights for starting seeds. Check out seed catalogues for interesting veggies or perennials to grow. Order seeds from catalogues or from online plant sources. Grow sprouts for salad. Take a ..read more
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Creating Winter Interest in the Garden
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
1w ago
Winter can be a gloomy bleak time of year, but that doesn’t mean it has to be that way in the garden. In the season nine premiere of Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss how to create winter interest in your garden and landscape. Discover how to create winter interest in your garden and landscape. Here are some of the questions and topics Joanne and Matt cover in this episode: Thanks to all the listeners who wrote in over the break. Changes to the show format: addition of the Stepping Stone segment Join Matt and Joanne on social media! In ..read more
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The Landscape Ontario Podcast
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
1M ago
In this episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing answer questions about their book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, on The Landscape Ontario Podcast. In this monthly podcast, host Scott Barber has conversations on the issues shaping landscaping and horticulture in Ontario. Scott asks Matt and Joanne a variety of questions: Tell us more about your background. What inspired you to write a book together? Can you speak to the importance of keeping our gardens low-maintenance? Is the public, in general, re ..read more
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How to Grow Amaryliss
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw & Matthew Dressing
2M ago
On this episode we are shining the spotlight on the classic holiday plant, Amaryllis. These easy to grow bulbs make great gifts or additions to your own holiday decorating. Landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss the various ways you can purchase them and what they require in order to grow. They even share some tips on how to keep your bulb for next year.    ..read more
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Gifts for Gardeners with Kristin Beane Sullivan
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
2M ago
With Christmas around the corner, you may still be looking for a gift for that special gardener in your life. In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw are joined by Kristin Beane Sullivan from Garden Gate magazine. Kristin shares some of her favourite gardening gifts she’s received, gifts she’s given, and other good gifts for the gardener in your life. About Kristin Beane Sullivan In her 25 years at Garden Gate magazine, Kristin Beane Sullivan has been lucky to meet hundreds (if not thousands) of gardeners, tour and photograph countless gardens, and lea ..read more
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Empowerment Through Food Security with Ashlie Thomas
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
2M ago
This week on Down the Garden Path podcast, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up authors' month by speaking with The Mocha Gardener, Ashlie Thomas, about her new book How to Become a Gardener. In it, Ashlie teaches readers how to empower themselves by creating food security at home. About Ashlie Thomas Ashlie Thomas is an author, food security and gardening advocate, and entrepreneur known on social media as The Mocha Gardener. For nearly seven years, Ashlie worked in the scientific research sector and managed healthcare-based projects in academia. With a background in biology and chemistry ..read more
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Down the Garden Path: The Book
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
2M ago
In this episode of the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing continue garden authors' month with a look at their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden.   In Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide. Packed with timely seasonal tips for each month to help you create the low-ma ..read more
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Regenerative Gardening with Stephanie Rose
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
2M ago
Authors’ month is in full swing on the Down the Garden Path podcast!  This week, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome returning guest and garden author Stephanie Rose to discuss her latest books, Big Book of Botanical Crafts and The Regenerative Garden. About Stephanie Rose Stephanie Rose is the founder and creator of the popular website and blog, Garden Therapy. Based in Vancouver, she is an award-winning author, artist, and master gardener. She has written a number of books, including The Regenerative Garden and Garden Made. Her latest book, Big Book of Botanical Crafts, will be ava ..read more
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Tea Gardening for Beginners with Julia Dimakos
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
3M ago
When you think of tea, one of the last places you might think you could grow and make your own tea is Canada. This week, Matthew Dressing kicks off authors’ month with his co-host, and Down the Garden Path serial guest superstar, Julia Dimakos. Julia graciously steps into Joanne Shaw’s seat for the week to discuss her new book, Tea Gardening for Beginners. About Julia Dimakos Julia gardens in 7000 square feet in Mono, Ontario, continuing in the formal kitchen garden style. She has been growing vegetables and writing about gardening for over 12 years and has been published in Canadian Organic G ..read more
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Home Hydroponics with Tyler Baras
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
3M ago
This week, Down the Garden Path presents an encore presentation of Joanne and Matt's January 2022 Home Hydroponics podcast with Tyler Baras, chief science officer and co-founder of Area 2 Farms in Arlington, Virginia. About Tyler Baras Tyler has a range of urban agricultural experiences from homesteading to commercial hydroponics. He has worked as a grower for 3 Boys Farm Inc., one of the first certified organic hydroponic farms in the United States. In 2015, Tyler wrote one of the best-selling hobby hydroponic books, DIY Hydroponic Gardens: How to Design and Build an Inexpensive System f ..read more
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