Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

Episode 94: Bulbs on Our Shopping List

Video by Danielle Sherry and Carol Collins. Edited by Kara Demos.

Fall is a wonderful time of year for gardeners for so many reasons. The weather finally cools down, so you can actually weed and prune without breaking a sweat. Many of us get to experience the color change of many perennials and woodies as the temps start to drop. And, of course, this is the time of year that we get to start shopping for fall bulbs. If you are one of those people who always kicks yourself in spring for not planting enough—or any—fall bulbs, you’re not alone. This year we’re here to inspire you to get out those catalogs and computers and seek out some truly unique options. We’re celebrating a new season and the introduction of a new cohost on this episode, so join us to find out about a crocus that looks like a monarch butterfly and an iris that is bluer than any sapphire.

Expert testimony: Joseph Tychonievich, horticulturist, frequent Fine Gardening contributor, and author of Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style.

 

Carol’s Plants

‘Cheerfulness’ and ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ daffodil (credit: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs)
‘Cheerfulness’ and ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ daffodils (Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ and ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’, Zones 4–8). Photos: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs

 

Candia tulip (credit: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs)
Candia tulip (Tulipa saxatilis, Zones 5–10). Photo: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs

 

‘Pickwick’ crocus (credit: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs)
‘Pickwick’ crocus (Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’, Zones 3–9). Photo: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs

 

Shades-of-Blue reticulated iris mixture (credit: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs)
Shades-of-Blue reticulated iris mixture (Iris reticulata cvs., Zones 5–9). Photos: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs

 

Danielle’s Plants

'Unicum' tulip
‘Unicum’ tulip (Tulipa praestans ‘Unicum’, Zones 3–8)

 

Climbing lilyClimbing lily (Gloriosa superba, Zones 8–10)

 

Turkistan onion
Turkistan onion (Allium karataviense, Zones 4–8)

 

‘Orange Monarch’ crocus (credit: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs)
‘Orange Monarch’ crocus (Crocus chrysanthus ‘Orange Monarch’, Zones 3–9). Photo: Van Engelen and John Scheepers Beauty from Bulbs

 

Expert’s Plants

Joseph Tychonievich, horticulturist, frequent Fine Gardening contributor, and author of Rock Gardening:  Reimagining a Classic Style.

'Ruby Giant' snow crocus (credit: Joseph Tychonievich)
‘Ruby Giant’ snow crocus (Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’, Zones 3–8). Photo: Joseph Tychonievich

 

'Bright Gem' tulip (credit: Joseph Tychonievich)
‘Bright Gem’ tulip (Tulipa batalinii ‘Bright Gem’, Zones 4–7). Photo: Joseph Tychonievich

 

'Moonlight Sensation' daffodil (credit: Joseph Tychonievich)
‘Moonlight Sensation’ daffodil (Narcissus ‘Moonlight Sensation’, Zones 4–9). Photo: Joseph Tychonievich

 

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  2. marthawink 09/11/2021

    I miss Steve!!! Danielle and Steve were a great duo; there was lots of comedy, gentle bickering and pushback, generational conflict -- the whole package. This is not to diss Carol, who I'm sure will bring a lot of knowledge and make her own presence, but this episode was more like "Let's Agree About Plants," which is fine, but not the podcast that just had to listen to in order to make my day. Plus, Peter didn't even serve up one last dig to Steve! Oh well, I can always revisit the first 90 episodes. Best of luck going forward, I'm sure it will continue to be useful and informative.

  3. user-7074952 09/16/2021

    I agree. Carol knows her plants fine, but there's no spark in this podcast now.

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