If your mind is not befuddled then you’re not truly engaged. If you’re comfortable then your adventure has not really begun. How many times have I heard the phrase, “I have a question for you”. Let’s dig in. While here make sure to read my articles here: Read Rick’s Blog

Rick Vuyst

I am releasing a new book in November 2020 for the Christmas season. 

Coming this Christmas season 2020….An uplifting book of stories, history and how Plants saved the day!

‘I Need to Change My Plants’ coming November 2020.

Links to purchase “I Just Wet My Plants” and “Operation Rumination” can be found here: Purchase Rick’s Books

I Just Wet My Plants

I am running to help advance the planting and conservation of trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. I will run the Chicago Marathon this October for team Morton Arboretum. You can learn more and contribute here: Running Champion for Trees

I do a weekly radio show on WOOD radio and IHeart Media. A link to the podcasts is available here to listen anytime! Radio Flowerland Show

Check out my photography gallery here: Rick Vuyst Photography

Interested in having me speak to your group, organization or business? Visit this page now and send me an email request: Ask Rick Vuyst to speak to my group

You can send me an email here: Contact Rick Vuyst

Thank you very mulch!


I have written two books, one about selfless service “Operation Rumination” and one about a lighthearted look at something we all love….plants “I Just Wet My Plants” 


Here’s what they are saying about Operation Rumination: “5 stars! Rick did an incredible job with this book. He took his time and did it right. I love how he relates his personal life and experiences with each Veteran’s story. Unique and well done.”

Operation Rumination book cover

Author Rick Vuyst delves into his own personal thoughts and regrets as one of the 92.7 percent who never served in the military. To understand better he spends a year with veterans listening to their stories and ruminating on lessons learned. In the process he wrestles with the fact he never served and reflects on the freedom he enjoys that was paid for by others.



And don’t forget about Rick’s 2018 release… I Just Wet My Plants.

Here’s what people are saying about ‘I Just Wet My Plants’:

“I enjoyed reading this book very mulch. Not only did it teach me about gardening, but it also taught me about life. I love the authors humor and heartwarming stories. If you are a gardener, you will love this book. 5 stars!”

I Just Wet My Plants!