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.

Got gardening questions? We’d love to help! Click on “contact us” above to send us a message. We answer listener questions on every episode.

Listen to Gardening Simplified on Wood Radio in Grand Rapids, 1300AM or 106.9FM, Saturdays at 9am. You can also watch the show on YouTube.

The Gardening Simplified Team

Latest Show Recordings

An evergreen Sprinter boxwood in a container next to a wooden fence.

Episode 12 – November 26, 2022

Ground Breaking Banter Stacey and Rick discuss “top ten plant lists.” This week specifically Deer resistant plants. You can find Stacey and Rick’s favorite Deer Resistant Plants here.Our

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Two bright red red-osier dogwoods in a winter landscape.

Episode 11 – November 19, 2022

Ground Breaking Banter Stacey and Rick discuss using colorful and interesting branches from the landscape to create holiday containers now that the flowering annuals from the gardening season

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The pink panicle flowers of Gatsby Pink oakleaf hydrangea in late summer.

Episode 9 – November 5, 2022

Ground Breaking Banter We get started talking composting, with a quote from Bette Midler: “My whole life has been spent waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God’s

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A small heptacodium covered in pink bracts in early autumn.

Episode 7 – October 22, 2022

Ground Breaking Banter We’re still talking fall, but shifting our attentions to conifers that lose their leaves. Yes, you read that right: not every evergreen is truly evergreen.

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