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 Executive Editor Danielle Sherry and Editor-at-Large Steve Aitken 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.

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    Episode 76: Wish List Plants for 2021

    It’s that time of year when we dream of all the plants we’d buy if a blank check showed up in our stockings. Some are weird, some are workhorses we…

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    Episode 75: Variegated for Shade

    Shade, generally speaking, can be dark, dreary, and difficult to garden in. It’s hard enough finding a plant that requires not all that much sunlight, let alone one that has…

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    Episode 74: Short Plants Are Better

    Danielle was convinced that this was HER episode, considering she’s shorter than Steve. But it turns out that Steve had a lot of great short plants to talk about on…

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    Episode 73: Unusual Bulbs

    The leaves are falling, the temperatures are cooling, and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to talk bulbs. We’re sick of talking about the same old yellow daffodils…

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    Episode 72: Blooms for Fall

    When it comes to autumnal color in the garden, most of us probably think of leaves changing from green, to perhaps yellow, orange, or even red. This foliage show is…

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    Episode 71: Better Versions of Old Favorites

    Why would you ever want the shinier version of a beloved plant? In this episode, Steve and Danielle talk about all the reasons, including better disease resistance, better habits, or…

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    Episode 70: Plants That Made It Through Summer’s Worst

    Here in the Northeast, we experienced one of the hottest summers on record. In Connecticut (where we make this wonderful podcast), we broke a 38-year record for most consecutive days…

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    Episode 69: See-Through Plants

    Why on earth would you ever put a tall plant in the front of your garden—even in the middle? You’d block whatever is behind it, right? Not necessarily. Enter the…

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    Episode 68: Plants for Nooks and Crannies

    What good is a cake without the frosting? Sure, it still tastes good, but it isn’t giving you its full potential. That’s sort of what a garden is like without…

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    Episode 67: Plants for Kids

    This episode was inspired by a loyal listener, Elizabeth, who reached out to us and asked for help. She has a 10-month old son and she wanted recommendations for plants…