Podcast

Let’s Argue About Plants

The podcast for people who love plants but not always the same ones

About the Podcast

Brought to you by the editors of Fine Gardening, this fun, informative podcast tackles all things topical in gardening. You’ll listen to the insights (and polite arguments) of Executive Editor Danielle Sherry and Associate Editor Carol Collins as they discuss various horticultural subjects on a deeper level. You will also hear from today’s leading horticultural minds who will offer their wisdom and opinions about what you might want to grow in your garden. We guarantee that you’ll be entertained and feel like a better gardener.

  • Episode 119: Favorite Sedums  
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    Episode 119: Favorite Sedums  

    What’s not to love about sedums? They’re drought tolerant, they attract pollinators, and they flower later in the season when not much else is going on in the garden. But…

  • Unusual Autumn Perennials
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    Episode 118: Unusual Autumn Perennials

    What gardener doesn’t like something a bit out of the ordinary? Especially when it’s a plant that puts on a serious show as the final curtain call is happening. Today…

  • Episode 117: Tender Plants Worth Saving
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    Episode 117: Tender Plants Worth Saving

    Nearly everyone can grow tropical plants outdoors during the summer months, but when the first frosts are forecasted, gardeners in colder climates know there will be some tough decisions ahead.…

  • Episode 116: Plants We Should Like, but Don’t
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    Episode 116: Plants We Should Like, but Don’t

    They’re tough, they’re hardy, they thrive in almost any location. So why don’t we love them? Give this episode a listen to hear about why—despite the many good attributes of…

  • Episode 115: Underrated Herbs
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    Episode 115: Underrated Herbs

    We all know and love parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. And then there’s sweet basil, which is perhaps the queen of all the herbs. But what about those herbs that…

  • Episode 114: Drought Tolerant Woodies
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    Episode 114: Drought-Tolerant Woodies

    According to NASA Earth Observatory, one-third of the United States experienced some level of drought in 2020, and 2021 was much the same. This pattern of extended dry weather is…

  • Episode 113: Big and Bold Plants
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    Episode 113: Big and Bold Plants

    The original title of this episode was Big and Bold Plants for the Back of the Border. But between the length and the tongue-twister alliteration, we shortened it a bit…

  • Episode 112: Best Cutting Garden Flowers
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    Episode 112: Best Cutting-Garden Flowers

    In late May and June, we can’t help wandering out into the garden with a pair of shears in hand. Bringing fresh flowers into the house seems like a seasonal…

  • Episode 111: Weed Suppressing Ground Covers
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    Episode 111: Weed-Suppressing Ground Covers

    Is there anything ground covers can’t do? They are useful in problem areas like steep slopes, under trees and shrubs, and in spaces that need erosion control. They also reduce…

  • Episode 110: Best Gift Plants
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    Episode 110: Best Gift Plants

    Always give a gift that you yourself would like to receive. That’s excellent advice when it comes to life—and as gardeners, we can extend that sentiment to giving plants as…