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with Dawn Golloher To kick off the first day of spring, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss easy-care perennials with returning guest Dawn Golloher from GardensPlus. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt speak with Dawn Golloher from GardensPlus. Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode: What inspired …Read more

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Ask Us Anything!

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing answer listener questions in this “Ask Us Anything!” episode. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt respond to listener questions. Some of the questions listeners asked: I saw a post online: 8 plants that repel mosquitos. Any information that …Read more

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Hidden Gems: Perennials

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up their look at perennials with an episode dedicated to some of their favourites. These hidden gems of the perennial garden work hard but are often overlooked. Join Joanne and Matt as they reveal their top five perennial favourites. …Read more

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Phlox and Bellflowers

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 …Read more

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Spectacular Sedums

This month on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss some of their favourite perennials. They begin with a look at a versatile classic, sedums. From shrub substitute to colourful ground cover, it’s hard not to have a spot in your garden for a spectacular sedum. Joanne and …Read more

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Weigelas

This month on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw explore some of the most popular shrubs to grace nursery benches and gardens. In this episode, they take a look at weigelas, their colourful foliage, seasons of bloom, and the different sized cultivars to fit perfectly in any garden. Tune in …Read more

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Perennial Geraniums

This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw wrapped up their deep dive into some of the colourful and resilient staples of the perennial garden with a look at a favourite of many, perennial geraniums, or cranesbills. Tune in to learn more about perennial geraniums. Matt and Joanne explain: …Read more

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Echinacea & Rudbeckia

This month on Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw take a deep dive into some of the colourful and resilient staples of the perennial garden. Last week’s topic was Salvias and Speedwells and in this episode, they discuss Echinacea & Rudbeckia, also known as Purple Coneflower and Black-eyed Susan. …Read more

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Caring For Annuals

This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw take a look at new and unusual annuals in the garden and the best way to care for them. Joanne and Matt discuss new and unusual annuals and how to care for them. Some of the topics include: What’s the difference …Read more

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Down the Garden Path: 2020 Podcasts at a Glance

We’re just a few days away from putting 2020 behind us! As bizarre and challenging as this past year has been, Matt and I are happy to have been able to bring you weekly advice and guidance for your garden in the Down the Garden Path podcast. Starting in February 2020, we introduced monthly themes. …Read more

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