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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 23: Little Gems

    When we say “little gems” we’re basically talking about perennials that stay under two feet tall. These can be ground covers or, mounded plants that hide the bare legs of…

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    Episode 22: Hot Hostas

    Many gardeners roll their eyes when they hear the word hosta, and with good reason. This ubiquitous group of plants shows up more often than not in gardens—heck, we‘ve even…

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    Episode 21: Hellstrip Plants

      A hellstrip, more often than not, is a patch of garden located by the roadside. It generally has crappy soil, gets hammered by sun, and has to deal with…

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    Episode 20: Best Spring-Flowering Bulbs

      If you’re looking for information on boring, basic tulips, this is not the podcast episode for you. If the idea of tulips with red striped leaves and grape hyacinths…

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    Episode 19: Underused Shade Plants

    If there were a question on the Family Feud gameshow, asking the respondents to name a shade plant, chances are the vast majority of the public would answer “hosta.” But,…

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    Episode 18: Focal Point Plants

    Is it eye-catching? Does the sight of it leave a lasting impression? Would the garden look like it was missing something if that particular plant was removed? If the answer…

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    Episode 17: Dwarf Shrubs with Big Impact

      These space-conscious wonders are low-care and have good looks, too What do we mean when we say "dwarf shrubs?" After all, the dwarf version of a 75-foot tall conifer…

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    Episode 16: Plant This, Not That

    These replacements are better options than their overused or aggressive counterparts  Are you tired of seeing the same plants over and over in nearly every garden you visit? Or perhaps…

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    Episode 15: Plants for Pollinators

    Awesome options for getting more beneficial insects into your garden  By now we’re all familiar with the plight of the declining honey bee—but did you know that there has also…

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    Episode 14: Our Holiday Wish List

    Have you ever wished that Santa shopped exclusively at the nursery? Us too.On this special holiday edition of the LAAP podcast, we’re talking about which plants (and miscellaneous garden items—think…