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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 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…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 35: Live from the Boston Flower and Garden Show

    A couple of weeks ago we recorded an episode in front of a live audience. This event took place at the Boston Flower and Garden show, so we thought it…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 34: Daylilies

    Truth time: We feel pretty “meh” about daylilies. However, there is no denying that they are tough, low-care plants that have lovely large blooms. They are also relatively disease-free and…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 33: Chartreuse Plants

    If it’s not quite yellow, but it’s not quite green, chances are it’s a chartreuse plant. Any plant that sports this beautiful color is instantly a focal point in the…

  • Podcast: Let's Argue About Plants

    Episode 32: Fast-Growing Perennials

    Every gardener has dreamed at one point or another of an “instant landscape.” Unfortunately, none of the home-shopping networks sell a garden that matures quickly. (Trust us—we’ve checked). The next-best…

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    Episode 31: Plants for Privacy

    Many years ago, at a previous home, Danielle had neighbors who liked to use their in-plain-view hot tub in the buff. Memories of that prompted this week’s podcast discussion on…

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    Episode 30: Gardening Wish List for 2019

    ‘Tis the season of making lists and checking them twice, and for Steve and Danielle the list is mostly filled with plants they want and other gardening-related items. Whether it’s…

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    Episode 29: Unique Shrubs

    Evergreens are great. They have a year-round presence, hide unsightly foundations, and provide clippings for holiday decorations. But many are, well, a boring green. This episode explores the world of…

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    Episode 27: Plants Worth Overwintering

    Some tender perennials and tropicals can be saved at the end of the season—but which ones deserve a second life? So let’s just be honest: Steve and Danielle don’t overwinter…

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    Episode 26: Broadleaf Evergreens

      The bones of any successful garden are its woody plants. And the key to any successful four-season garden is evergreens. Conifers are great, but they can be pricey and…