This month on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing take a look at flowering shrubs, a few classics and a couple of superstars you might be meeting for the first time. In this week’s episode, they talk about lilacs.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt talk about lilacs.

Some of the questions and topics covered:

  • What are lilacs?
  • What are the different groups/types of lilacs and what makes them different?
    • general care, fertilizing, pruning, size colours, flowering time and use for each
  • Common lilacs: French hybrids, Korean lilacs, Preston lilacs, Bloomerang
  • Some of the pests and diseases common with lilacs
  • Joanne and Matt tell us their favourites.
  • How to use lilacs in the landscape.

Each week on Down The Garden Path, 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.

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