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 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…

  • Episode 109: Shopping List Plants
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    Episode 109: Shopping List Plants

    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…

  • Episode 108: Problem Solving Perennials
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    Episode 108: Problem-Solving Perennials

    Yes, that’s right—plants can solve problems. Maybe not problems like those noisy neighbors next door or your husband failing to replace the toilet paper roll time and time again. But…

  • Episode 107: Skinny Plants
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    Episode 107: Skinny Plants

    They’re often called the “exclamation points” of the landscape, drawing attention in a not-so-subtle way. Of course, we’re talking about columnar (aka fastigiate) plants, and today we’re highlighting some of…

  • Episode 106: Spring Natives
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    Episode 106: Spring Natives

    Even though there’s still snow on the ground for many of us, warmer weather is most definitely on our brains. So today we’re going to be talking about native plants…

  • Episode 105: Underappreciated Veggies
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    Episode 105: Underappreciated Veggies

    There’s no reason to tell everyone how great ‘Brandywine’ tomatoes are because everyone already knows! And the same goes for ‘Blue Lake’ green beans or ‘Hot Wax’ peppers. We all…

  • Episode 104: Plants for Winter Interest  
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    Episode 104: Plants for Winter Interest  

    If you live in the Northeast, Mountain West, or Midwest, your idea of winter interest is certainly different from, say, a gardener's living in the South. Those of us who…

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    Episode 103: Seeds We’re Starting

    Is there a better time of year than seed-ordering season? You may shop for seeds online, or perhaps you prefer the analog version (like us) of paper catalogs. Regardless, ordering…

  • Episode 102: Favorite Self-Sowers
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    Episode 102: Favorite Self-Sowers

    What if you could have a garden that basically planted itself? The idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. Self-sowing plants are delightfully serendipitous plants that will happily disperse…