Looking Back: Water Features for the Garden
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
1w ago
Before Down the Garden Path became a podcast, it was a weekly radio show on RealityRadio101.com! In this "vintage" episode from April 2017, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss some common misconceptions about water features with Aquascape's Ernest Williams. They also talk about the different liner options and how to calculate the correct size pump. (Yes, they had to do some MATH!) Tune in to learn more about what Aquascape has to offer. Find Down the Garden Path on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @downthegardenpathpodcast. Email your questions and comments to downthegardenpathpodca ..read more
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Looking Back: Heaven is a Garden, Part 2
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
2w ago
Before Down the Garden Path became a podcast, it was a weekly radio show on RealityRadio101.com! In part two of this "vintage" episode from October 2016, Joanne Shaw continues her discussion with highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher, Jan Johnsen. They explore many of the ancient traditions from all over the world that Jan writes about in her book, Heaven is a Garden - Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, and how  they can be applied to modern landscape design. Listen and enjoy! Find Down the Garden Path on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube ..read more
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Looking Back: Heaven is a Garden, Part 1
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
3w ago
Before Down the Garden Path became a podcast, it was a weekly radio show on RealityRadio101.com! In part one of this "vintage" episode from October 2016, Joanne Shaw discusses landscape design with Jan Johnsen. A highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher, Jan has a passion for plants and beautiful gardens. In her book, Heaven is a Garden - Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, she draws on ancient traditions and modern trends to reveal the deep connection between the natural world and our emotions. Listen and enjoy! Find Down the Garden Path on  ..read more
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Looking Back: Hellstrip Gardening
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
1M ago
Before Down the Garden Path became a podcast, it was a weekly radio show on RealityRadio101.com! In this "vintage" episode from September 2016, Joanne Shaw discusses hellstrip gardening with author Evelyn Hadden, a national speaker and author of four garden books, including Hellstrip Gardening. What's a Hellstrip? We all contend with that troublesome stretch between the sidewalk and the road, or the space nestled between driveways – commonly referred to as the "hellstrip." It’s easy to neglect and figuring out how to address this area can be challenging. Evelyn explores strategies for revitali ..read more
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Looking Back: The Orchid Whisperer
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
1M ago
Before Down the Garden Path became a podcast, it was a weekly radio show on RealityRadio101.com! In this "vintage" episode from February 2016, Joanne Shaw discusses orchid growing tips and tricks with Bruce Rogers, owner of Bruce Rogers Orchids and author of The Orchid Whisperer. They also discuss tips for beginners, as well as a few of Bruce's favourite tricks. Listen and enjoy! Find Down the Garden Path on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @downthegardenpathpodcast. You can also email your questions and comments to downthegardenpathpodcast@hotmail.com, or connect with Joanne v ..read more
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Berries for the Birds
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw & Matthew Dressing
2M ago
In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss bushes with berries for the birds that you can add to your landscape. These bushes are different than other fruit bushes like blueberry and raspberry, etc.  They came up with five different ones for you to consider and a few honourable mentions. Five shrubs to attract, feed, and help shelter birds in your yard in the colder months of the year:  Common Snowberry, Symphoricarpos alba Black Chokeberry, Aronia melanocarpa Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana Beautyberry, Callicapra americana American elderberry ..read more
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Jumping Worms
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw
3M ago
Just when we think we have seen it all regarding our garden and pest issues, we learn about another pest we need to educate ourselves about. This week on Down the Garden Path, Joanne welcomes Sean James to discuss jumping worms, what they are and why we need to be on the lookout for them in our gardens. Sean James, owner of Sean James Consulting & Design, has been gardening professionally since age sixteen. He is a graduate of the prestigious Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener and was named one of “20 Canadians Making a Difference” in the Canada-wide magazine Gard ..read more
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Spring Ephemerals
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
3M ago
In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss the rarely talked about spring ephemerals, what they are, their importance, and how you can use them in your garden. Here are some of the topics covered in this episode: What are spring ephemerals? Why are they important? How can you use them in your garden? Where can you find them? Find Down the Garden Path on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @downthegardenpathpodcast. You can also email your questions and comments to downthegardenpathpodcast@hotmail.com, or connect with Joanne and Matthew via their webs ..read more
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Grow Fruit Trees Fast
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
3M ago
In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome back author Susan Poizner, this time to discuss her new book Grow Fruit Trees Fast: A Beginner's Guide. Susan is an urban orchardist, the creator of the fruit tree care training website OrchardPeople.com, and the author of the fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. She has trained thousands of new growers worldwide in her in-person workshops and online courses. Susan is an ISA Certified Arborist and an instructor of Fruit Production at Niagara College in Ontario, Canada. Here are some of the topics covered ..read more
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November in the Garden
Down The Garden Path Podcast
by Joanne Shaw & Matthew Dressing
3M ago
In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing provide some tips and tricks and do’s and don'ts for your November garden. Here are some of the topics covered in this episode: Planting bulbs Cleaning up your vegetable garden in time for winter Why you should not cut back your perennials Check out our Five Fall Lawn Care Tips for November lawn care. How to protect your trees, shrubs, and evergreens from animals and winter Find Down the Garden Path on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @downthegardenpathpodcast.   You can also email your questions and co ..read more
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