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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 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…

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    Episode 16: Plant This, Not That

    These replacements are better options than their overused or aggressive counterparts  Are you tired of seeing the same plants over and over in nearly every garden you visit? Or perhaps…

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    Episode 15: Plants for Pollinators

    Awesome options for getting more beneficial insects into your garden  By now we’re all familiar with the plight of the declining honey bee—but did you know that there has also…

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    Episode 14: Our Holiday Wish List

    Have you ever wished that Santa shopped exclusively at the nursery? Us too.On this special holiday edition of the LAAP podcast, we’re talking about which plants (and miscellaneous garden items—think…

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    Episode 13: Fall Color Favorites

    We’re on location at The Gardens at Elm Bank in New England to see which plants look their best at the end of the season One of the most spectacular places…

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    Episode 12: Hydrangeas with High Marks

    There’s a million kinds out there—some good—some not. We highlight a handful of proven performersAhhhh, beautiful hydrangeas. Has there ever been a more beloved shrub? Arguably not, and plant breeders…

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    Episode 11: Great Water-wise Plants

    These selections will thrive—instead of die—when things get dryIt seems like more and more areas of the country are experiencing decreasing rains and a loss of naturally occurring moisture. These…

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    Episode 10: A Field Trip to Broken Arrow

    We visit one of the Northeast’s best places for unique and amazing plantsYou’ve heard us talk about our favorite place to buy plants before, so today we’re taking you to…

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    Episode 9: Which Tomato Varieties are Tops?

    We go beyond ‘Big Boy’ and ‘Early Girl’ to discuss some truly unique—and delicious—optionsWith summer in full swing, we’ve got ripening tomatoes on the brain. Sure, staples like ‘Big Beef’…

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    Episode 8: The Best of the Best Shade Plants

    These plants prove that the darkest corner of the garden can be incredibly interesting Come take a walk on the darker side of the garden with us, where we discuss…