Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

Episode 109: Shopping List Plants

Video by Fine Gardening, Edited by Kara Demos

Little kids have Christmas. Gardeners have spring. To us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. And with the start of the season come those inevitable trips to the nursery. In an effort not to max out their credit cards, this spring Carol and Danielle are making shopping lists of plants that they will be on the hunt for. These species are going to fill a particular need or want in their gardens, and they might do the same for you. Listen today to see what our hosts are dreaming of adding to their beds and borders.

Special guest: Kim Toscano is a horticulturalist based in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She previously hosted Oklahoma Gardening, a weekly PBS television program produced by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.


Carol’s Plants

‘Jelena’ witch hazel
‘Jelena’ witch hazel

‘Jelena’ witch hazel (Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Jelena’, Zones 5–9)

‘Summer Beauty’ allium
‘Summer Beauty’ allium

‘Summer Beauty’ allium (Allium ‘Summer Beauty, Zones 4–9)

Queen of the prairie
Queen of the prairie

Queen of the prairie (Filipendula rubra, Zones 3–8)

‘Cascade’ hops (credit: John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds)
‘Cascade’ hops. Photo: John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds

‘Cascade’ hops (Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’, Zones 4–8)


Danielle’s Plants

‘Waikiki’ elephant’s ears (credit: Plant Delights Nursery)
‘Waikiki’ elephant’s ear. Photo: Plant Delights Nursery

‘Waikiki’ elephant’s ear (Colocasia esculenta ‘Waikiki’, Zones 7b–10)

‘Falling Stars’ allium (credit: Chicago Botanic Garden)
‘Falling Stars’ allium. Photo: Chicago Botanic Garden

‘Falling Stars’ allium (Allium cernuum ‘Falling Stars’, Zones 5–8)

‘Cat’s Meow’ catmint (credit: Walters Gardens)
‘Cat’s Meow’ catmint. Photo: Walters Gardens

‘Cat’s Meow’ catmint (Nepeta × faassenii ‘Cat’s Meow’, Zones 3–8)

Beyond Pink'd® bluebeard (credit: Proven Winners ® Color Choice ®)
Beyond Pink’d® bluebeard. Photo: Proven Winners Color Choice

Beyond Pink’d® bluebeard (Caryopteris incana ‘DCARBEYBAR’, Zones 7–9)


Guest’s Plants

Kodiak® Black bush honeysuckle (credit: Proven Winners ® Color Choice ®)
Kodiak® Black bush honeysuckle. Photo: Proven Winners Color Choice

Kodiak® Black bush honeysuckle (Diervilla rivularis ‘SMNDRSF’, Zones 5–7)

Red buckeye
Red buckeye

Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia, Zones 4–8)

Indian grass
Indian grass

Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans, Zones 2–9)

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