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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 arguments) of Editor-in-Chief Steve Aitken and Senior Editor Danielle Sherry 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.

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 26: Broadleaf Evergreens

      The bones of any successful garden are its woody plants. And, the key to any successful four-season garden is evergreens. Conifers are great, but they can be pricey and…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 25: Red Plants

    Red. It’s a color oft debated in gardening. While some describe this hot hue as “bold” and “alluring”, others consider it “off-putting” and “difficult to work with.” In this latest…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 24: Plants New to Us

      Steve and Danielle sit down to discuss plants that really got them fired up from the recent FG Plant Sale. Some are little-known cultivars, some are brand new varieties.…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 23: Little Gems

    When we say “little gems” we’re basically talking about perennials that stay under two feet tall. These can be ground covers or, mounded plants that hide the bare legs of…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 22: Hot Hostas

    Many gardeners roll their eyes when they hear the word hosta, and with good reason. This ubiquitous group of plants shows up more often than not in gardens—heck, we‘ve even…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 21: Hellstrip Plants

      A hellstrip, more often than not, is a patch of garden located by the roadside. It generally has crappy soil, gets hammered by sun, and has to deal with…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 20: Best Spring-Flowering Bulbs

      If you’re looking for information on boring, basic tulips, this is not the podcast episode for you. If the idea of tulips with red striped leaves and grape hyacinths…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 19: Underused Shade Plants

    If there were a question on the Family Feud gameshow, asking the respondents to name a shade plant, chances are the vast majority of the public would answer “hosta.” But,…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 18: Focal Point Plants

    Is it eye-catching? Does the sight of it leave a lasting impression? Would the garden look like it was missing something if that particular plant was removed? If the answer…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 17: Dwarf Shrubs with Big Impact

      These space-conscious wonders are low-care and have good looks, too What do we mean when we say "dwarf shrubs?" After all, the dwarf version of a 75-foot tall conifer…