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April in the Garden

April in the Garden

With the warmer weather upon us, it’s almost time to head out into the garden and get started. In this week’s April in the Garden episode, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss the do’s and don’ts in your April garden. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt discuss what you should (and shouldn’t) be doing …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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Shrubs: New for 2020

In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, we continue our discussion on deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week in July as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we continue the discussion about shrubs with a look …Read more

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Shrubs: Pruning

A new month means a new topic on the Down the Garden Path podcast. This month, we’re talking all about deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we discuss pruning. Tune into …Read more

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Spring Pruning Questions

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW Spring pruning questions answered. This week co-host Matthew Dressing and I chat about Spring in the garden. We answer your questions about spring pruning and plant care. Listen in for some helpful tips and suggestions for your Spring garden.

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The Garden: The First Year, Plants Sleep, Second Year, They Creep & Third Year, They Leap!

A popular adage in the gardening world but I think it is a worthwhile reminder for all homeowners. The first year after planting means that the plant may appear to be sleeping but really it is the roots that matter! Making sure the plant gets good soil, enough water and even a good covering of mulch …Read more

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Prune Like A Pro With The Help Of These Tips

Summer Pruning

After a hard, long winter and cool spring, plants can be delayed or just not sure what they are doing yet. By the beginning of June many of these plants will have just finished blooming. Here is how you prune them. Pruning of Spring Flowering Shrubs Early spring flowering shrubs like Flowering Almond, Lilac, Sand …Read more

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Pruning Of Summer Flowering Shrubs

Summer flowering shrubs like Spirea, Potentilla, Weigela, Hydrangea and even Roses should be pruned in early spring before growth begins and then again later in season to remove spent flowers and encourage more blooms.   If this all appears a little daunting, give me a call and I can arrange to have a trained professional …Read more

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Let Spring Begin!

Spring flowers

Despite the current cold entrance of spring, warmer temperatures are around the corner, spring cleanup shouldn’t begin until the ground has dried. Keep in mind walking or raking in garden and lawn too early compresses soil and causes the important spring rains to just run off the garden instead of being absorbed by the plants. …Read more

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