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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 40: Annuals Worth Your Money

    Steve and Danielle, as you know, love a trip to the nursery, and in this episode we find the dynamic duo at Shakespeare’s Garden in Brookfield, Connecticut. Their mission was…

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    Episode 39: Perfect Peonies

    Ahhh, the lovely peony. In late spring there truly is no more beautiful flower. They are all stunning, but in this episode we highlight the extraordinary cultivars that make us…

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    Episode 38: Hard Lessons

    The soundtrack of this episode might have been the classic Queen song, We are the Champions. Not because of its triumphant refrain, but because of the lyric acknowledging all the…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 37: Vines Worth Buying

    We’re not talking about English ivy or climbing roses—but an array of far cooler plants

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    Episode 36: Plants for Pathways

    Most gardeners have some sort of pathway in their landscape. Planting along that walkway—or even in it—can be a challenge. In this episode we discuss low-profile plants that can truly…

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    Episode 35: Live from the Boston Flower and Garden Show

    A couple of weeks ago we recorded an episode in front of a live audience. This event took place at the Boston Flower and Garden show, so we thought it…

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    Episode 34: Daylilies

    Truth time: We feel pretty “meh” about daylilies. However, there is no denying that they are tough, low-care plants that have lovely large blooms. They are also relatively disease-free and…

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    Episode 33: Chartreuse Plants

    If it’s not quite yellow, but it’s not quite green, chances are it’s a chartreuse plant. Any plant that sports this beautiful color is instantly a focal point in the…

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    Episode 32: Fast-Growing Perennials

    Every gardener has dreamed at one point or another of an “instant landscape.” Unfortunately, none of the home-shopping networks sell a garden that matures quickly. (Trust us—we’ve checked). The next-best…

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    Episode 31: Plants for Privacy

    Many years ago, at a previous home, Danielle had neighbors who liked to use their in-plain-view hot tub in the buff. Memories of that prompted this week’s podcast discussion on…