Show Notes

We share a lot of information and ideas on Gardening Simplified – here, you’ll find a digest of each show where you can explore the topics we discuss further.


Bonus episode: it’s an all mailbag edition

We love answering your garden questions, but it’s hard to get through them when we only have time for three per show. So we did a bonus episode just answering listener questions to try and get caught up. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or join us on YouTube.

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Several pink azalea flowers with many petals.

Episode 53 – Fall-ing into place – celebrating our second year!

As we head into our second year, we look back at all that we’ve discussed on and look forward towards what’s to come. Our Plant on Trial is one the Fonz would approve of – Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink reblooming azalea. Learn about hydrophobic soil and whether or not you should protect your panicle hydrangea in winter.

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A rounded shrub covered in yellow flowers in a summer garden.

Episode 49 – The Self-Sow Show

We love self-sowers! Far from weeds, these plants pop up where they will thrive best, making you look like a design superstar. Plus, saving tomato seed and an interview with PHS vice president for horticulture, Andrew Bunting. Featured plant: Sunny Boulevard St. John’s-wort.

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Several large purple, blue, and pink mophead hydrangea flowers blooming on a plant.

Episode 47 – The Blue Plants Show: our favorite blue plants

Dive into the world of blue plants and learn how bigleaf and smooth hydrangeas can turn blue. In Plants on Trial, Stacey introduces a new, easy to grow blue hydrangea. Rick discusses news regarding rising temperatures and a 97 year old who finally got the tractor she deserves. Featured plant: Let’s Dance Sky View hydrangea.

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A rounded specimen of Pollypetite hibiscus, covered in lavender flowers, in a landscape.

Episode 46 – The Summertime (Gardening) Blues

Yes, summer gardening is actually harder. Today we explore problems gardeners are facing in the dog days of summer and tips to work through them. Plus, transplanting perennial geraniums, growing butterfly weed, and Rick’s longest lim-a-Rick to date. Featured plant: Pollypetite hibiscus.

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