This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing look at two classic perennials that have long been staples in our gardens, phlox and campanula, commonly known as bellflowers. Whether you’re looking for a plant with some height, or one a little lower growing, these classics have got you covered.
Join Joanne and Matt as they look at perennial favourites phlox and campanula (aka bellflowers).
Some of the questions and topics covered about phlox and campanula (aka bellflowers):
- What are the ideal growing conditions required?
- When do these perennials bloom?
- Popular choices for short and tall cultivars
- How to find them in the garden centre? Are they expensive?
- Where and how to use phlox and bellflowers in the landscape?
As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible. In their new book, 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. It’s now available on Amazon.
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