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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.

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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…

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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…

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    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…