Introducing Gardening Simplified, a new radio show and podcast from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs.
Hosted by life-long gardeners Rick Vuyst and Stacey Hirvela, the Gardening Simplified show is designed to share our love of plants and gardening. Whatever your skill or experience level, you’ll find something interesting, useful, and just plain fascinating in every episode.
Cool Plants for Wet Soils and Celebrating Meteorological Spring!
Whether it's from poor drainage or a high water table, wet soils can be hard to deal with. But there are lots of beautiful plants that will thrive in them! Learn what they are and other tips for dealing with soggy situations. Featured plant: Sugar Shack buttonbush.
Pruning Demystified & How Honey Bees Handle a Weird Spring
Should you be pruning now? Today we talk about what you should prune in spring and what you should not. Hear how this unusual spring is affecting honey bees and tapping maple trees for maple syrup with beekeeper and expert, Don Snoeyink. Featured plant: Rise Up Lilac Days climbing rose.
The When and Where of Growing from Seed & Interview on Leafjoy® Houseplants
When spring fever hits, the temptation to start seeds becomes irresistible. But when is the right time? What's the right equipment? We'll tell you! Featured plant: Still Waters clematis.
Sun, Shade, Part-Shade - Explaining Plant Light Needs
Are those recommendations for light on plant tags arbitrary, or do they mean something? Find out in this episode, where we also discuss spring fertilizing and animal weather prognosticators. Featured plant: Fairytrail Bride Cascade Hydrangea.
Drought Tolerant Plants & Taking the Irritation Out of Irrigation - Interview with Tim DeGeest
Drought: it's dusty. It's dry. And plants can help make it a whole lot prettier. Learn about what makes a plant drought tolerant, and how you can alleviate drought with a DIY drip irrigation system. Featured plant: Double Take Scarlet flowering quince.
Happiness with Houseplants (even gardenias!)
How many houseplants do you have? Whether it's one or one hundred, we're celebrating the indoor gardening renaissance. Plus, learn the secret to success with gardenias indoors (and outdoors), and hear about the rise in bonsai theft. Featured plant: Steady As She Goes gardenia.
Real life advice and so informative
Wonderful realistic advice and tips
I loved this podcast until…
I listened to an episode where the hosts were dismissive of native plant gardeners. One particularly offensive comment they made is that native plant gardeners can’t articulate why they garden with native plants. Don’t be jerks. Those of us who garden with natives are not idiots, and we are perfectly capable of expressing ourselves. PW sells mostly non-native plants, and the hosts seem to have an agenda of poo-pooing natives. Your bias is showing….
Really helpful, and who doesn’t love a good dad joke?
This is so helpful! I love the information, the knowledge and the hosts have a great chemistry! The first few episodes I groaned at the pins and dad jokes, but common. Who doesn’t love a good planting pun? The hosts are so knowledgeable and the information is useful for every area. I love that they point out this plant is great in this growing zone, maybe not so great in this one. Recently there was a lot of info on which plants can be moved if you redesign your yard and this one is a stay put plant. I love it all. Thank you!