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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 48: Best Small Trees

    It’s said that every great garden should have at least one tree. They serve as focal points, give the garden structure, and generally just help a landscape look more mature.…

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    Episode 47: Plants for Wet Areas

    Mucky, soggy, squishy when it rains: All of these describe the ideal conditions for the plants we talk about on this episode. Not everyone has a pond edge to deal…

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    Episode 46: Lesser-known Fall Stars

    The temperatures have started to drop here in New England, so we thought it was the perfect time to highlight some of our favorite fall plants. These are options that…

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    Episode 45: Plants for Wildlife

    When we sat down to plan out this episode, Steve asked, “So what kind of wildlife are we talking about here?” Good question. As it turned out, we decided to…

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    Episode 44: Great Ground Covers

    There isn’t much a great ground cover can’t do. It can crowd out weeds, stop erosion, fill in the gaps between larger perennials, and even soften the edges of walls…

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    Episode 43: Plant Delights Field Trip

    For any bona fide plant nerd, visiting Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a bucket-list trip. Home to countless unheard of genera and cultivars of common plants that…

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    Episode 42: Plants We Wish We’d Never Planted

    In a perfect world, every plant we purchase would be well-behaved, pest-free, and a show-stopper 12 months a year. This is not a perfect world.  Despite our best intentions, sometimes…

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    Episode 41: Plants We Loved From the Super Cool Plant Sale

    Steve, Danielle, and special guest assistant editor Carol Collins, sit down to discuss plants that really got them fired up from the recent FG Plant Sale. Some are little-known cultivars,…

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    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…