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What's going on in the garden?

What's going on in the garden?

By Joseph Tychonievich
A podcast where we talk about "what's going on in the garden."
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Indoor Gardening
In this episode we talk about what Joseph's doing under those lights in the basement and how we keep our ever-growing collection of houseplants happy. Plants Petunias Lewisia longipetala hybrids Erysimum (wallflowers) Poppies (Papaver hybrids) Auricula primroses (Primula auricula hybrids) Cactus (echinocereus) Gladiolus (dormant) Gladiolus (winter growing) Ficus elastica Cactus Sansevieria (snake plant) Moneytree plant (Pachira aquatica ) Monstera deliciosa Prayer plant (Calathea) Dracena (Dracena fragrans) Philodendron hederaceum Agave (Joseph grew from seed) Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) Baby rubberplant (Peperomia obtusifolia) Pilea peperomioides Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) Pothos (golden/Epipremnum aureum, satin/Scindapsus pictus) Zz plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Philodendron Cactus (a cutting from the giant in virginia) Tradescantia African violets (Streptocarpus sect. Saintpaulia) ASPCA plant list ( Fooey! Ultra-Bitter Training Aid Spray @debralbaldwin (instagram) - Debra Lee Bladwin @botanyorbust (instagram) - The Botany Shop ( @tychonievich (instagram) - Joseph Tychonievich
January 16, 2022
Exile to Hoth
In this first episode of Season 2, we talk about our move back to the Upper Midwest, the challenges of moving plants and adjusting to a new climate, Joseph's rollercoaster relationship with snowdrops, and why daphnes sometimes die. Hosta Bananas (Musa) Daphne Lewisia Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) Iceland poppies (Papaver nudicaule) Crocuses Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) Instagram: @tychonievich Facebook: Joseph Tychonievich
January 01, 2022
Feels Firm and Solid
Winter/Algerian Iris, Iris unguicularis Snowdrops (Galanthus) Iris reticulata Bearded iris Siberian iris Japanese iris (Iris ensata) Louisiana iris Pacfiic Coast iris Pseudata irises (hybrid between Iris ensata and Iris pseudacorus) (favorite source: Iris x norrisii (aka x Pardancanda norrisii) Calla lily Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘White Giant’ Gladiolus, favorite source: Echinocereus Opuntia (Prickly Pear Cactus) Oxalis Debra Lee Baldwin @debralbaldwin Joseph Tychonievich @tychonievich
June 20, 2021
Clothes don't make you happy. Plants do!
Places to shop online: Telos Rare Bulbs Far Reaches Farm Odyssey Bulbs Planet Desert Ethical Desert Annie’s Annuals and Perennials Plants mentioned: Coleus New Guinea impatiens Illicium (Florida sunshine) Japanese maple Heuchera caramel Clarkia (Williamsonii, biloba, pulchella) Peas (Pisum sativum) Fertilizer: Osmocote Book: The Comicbook Guide to Growing Food by Joseph Tychonievich Send questions to: @tychonievich on instagram Joseph Tychonievichon facebook
May 30, 2021
It's a matter of taste...and you have none
Campanula 'Blue Heron' Dianthus 'Red Penny' Echinocereus Sweet peas -- Lathyrus annuus Peonies -- Paeonia lactiflora Joseph Tychonievich, Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style (Timber Press, 2016). Hostas: Fire Island, Sum and Substance, Blue Mouse Ears, Empress Wu, Devil’s Advocate, Halcyon. Heucheras, oxalis, lysomachia Mountain laurel -- Kalmia latifolia Winter-growing gladiolus -- Joseph really like gladiolus alatus Facebook: Joseph Tychonievich Instagram: @tychonievich
May 16, 2021
Hot Tea and Evil Mammals
@tychonievich Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry Begonia) Yellow-leaf variety is ‘Harvest Moon’ Viburnum plicatum Tea – Camellia sinensis Chamomile – Matricaria chamomilla Gladiolus alatus Iris ‘Stellar Lights’ Rosa laevigata (Charokee rose) Clarkia Lamium maculatum Purple leaf lysimachia: Lysimachia congestiflora ‘Persian Carpet’ Yellow leaf lysimachia: Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Phlox divaricata
May 02, 2021
The Five W's
Rosa palustris (the swamp rose) Daffodils: (in order from early to late) ‘Rijnveld's Early Sensation’ ‘Fellow’s Favorite’ ‘Thalia’ ‘Geranium’ ‘Sunlight Sensation’ (NOT ‘Starlight Sensation’) ‘Moonlight Sensation’ Tree peony: Paeonia ostii Sources for perennial plugs: Harris Seeds ( Izel Native Plants (
April 25, 2021