Podcasts

August in the Garden

In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing show you how to keep your garden and landscape thriving during the August heat with tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts for your August garden. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt discuss what you should (and shouldn’t) be doing in …Read more

July in the Garden

Summer has just begun, and forecasters predict it will be one of the hottest summers in recorded history. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing show you how to keep your garden and landscape cool and colourful in the summer heat with tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts …Read more

Down the Garden Path: Through the Years

After nine seasons and over 340 episodes, Down the Garden Path Podcast is ending its live broadcast on Reality Radio 101. In this episode, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing look back at Down the Garden Path through the years and recount some of their favourite episodes, topics, guests, and moments since the show first aired …Read more

Carnivorous Plants

with Tamara Urben-Imbeault In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing are joined by Tamara Urben-Imbeault from Plantzza Hut to discuss how to select, care for, and grow carnivorous plants. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt speak with Tamara Urben-Imbeault about carnivorous plants. Here are some of the questions …Read more

The Basics of Growing Cannabis

with Sarah Osterlee Cannabis and its use have historically been a hot topic in North America. But on October 17th, 2018, subject to provincial and territorial restrictions, the Canadian government legalized its use across the country. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome Sarah Osterlee of Empress Gardens …Read more

June in the Garden

With the hustle and bustle of May behind us, the month of June promises warmer weather and time to relax, But don’t let that keep you out of the garden; there’s plenty to be done. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing share their do’s and don’ts …Read more

Designing with Native Plants

When people think about native plants, they often think of a wild meadow or an unkept urban lot. But natives offer many design opportunities and benefits to our gardens and landscapes. On this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss how to design with native plants and strike a balance …Read more

Navitars

In this encore episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up their month-long discussion about shrubs with a look at nativars. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt talk about navitars. Here are some of the topics covered in this episode: What is a nativar? How are nativars produced? Substantial differences …Read more

Groundcover Revolution

with Kathy Jentz The traditional lawn has received a lot of heat over the last few years with many recommending alternatives such as micro-clovers and specialized lawn blends. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing are joined by Kathy Jentz, author of Groundcover Revolution, to discuss the groundcover plants …Read more

Monrovia’s Design Trends

with Katie Tamony In this episode of Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing welcome Katie Tamony of Monrovia to discuss Monrovia’s design trends and new plants for 2023. About Katie Tamony Katie’s official title is Chief Marketing Officer, but she really is Monrovia’s chief storyteller and trendspotter. She has …Read more

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