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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 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…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    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…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    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…

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    Episode 66: Reliable Performers

    Take a tour through Danielle’s and Steve’s gardens as they point out some of their go-to plants. These options may not be the showiest or most alluring plants in their…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 65: True Blue Beauties

    Blue—arguably the most elusive color in gardening. If you’ve ever bought a plant that touted “beautiful blue blooms” only to discover that when it flowered it was actually purple, you…

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    Episode 64: Plants for Massing

    Impact is created in many different ways in the garden. Sometimes you get impact from a single plant that has an interesting form or stunning color. Other times you get…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 63: Color in the Shade

    When you think about shade, do you think about various different colors of green? Maybe a white-striped hosta if you’re lucky? You’re not alone. Many of us think that the…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 62: Holy Cow—It Came Back!

    With the forever-changing and unpredictable winters we’ve all grown accustomed to, it’s hard to know what to expect each spring. Sometimes plants we never thought had a chance in hell…

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    Episode 61: What We’re Starting From Seed

    It’s been a long winter and a less-than-stellar start to spring, so naturally we went a little overboard on the seed starting this year. While Steve purchased and started mostly…

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