Meet Joseph, you new GPOD editor!

Hello GPOD-ians! My name is Joseph Tychonievich, and Fine Gardening just asked me to take over managing the Garden Photo of the Day! I’m excited to see all the amazing garden photos you submit and put together my favorites to share with you all.

I’ve been an avid gardener since I was a teenager, and have written a couple of gardening books (Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Gardens). Though I’ve lived and gardened in Ohio and Michigan most of my life, I moved just this past summer to Williamsburg, Virginia, where I’m learning about gardening in a much warmer climate, exploring a lot of new plants, and missing snow just a little bit. Today’s photos are all from my gardens, some past and some present.

Gladiolus are some of my favorite plants. I grow them by the hundreds and am breeding new ones. Yes, some people call them old-fashioned funeral flowers. I really don’t care what the haters say, I think they are drop-dead gorgeous.

Speaking of old-fashioned plants I love: hollyhocks (Alcea rosea)! One my favorites. And so easy to grow. Sure they get a little rust on the leaves, but who cares when they flower like this? I grow a lot of plants from seed, and love that I was able to grow this whole display from just a few packets of cheap seeds.

This is another group of favorite plants – Iris x norrisii (aka x Pardancanda norrisii, aka candy lily, aka blackberry lily). I love collecting many different varieties of the same plant so I can compare and find my favorites.

I kinda love weeds… this is my collection of different species of dandelions. Taraxacum officinale (the normal yellow one), T. psuedoroseum (pink), and T. albidum (white

This is from more than a decade ago, but I have to share it anyway… the “living room” garden I created with my friend Virginia back when I was in college. We worked together in the Learning Gardens at Ohio State University and got up to all kinds of fun projects. We did one with office furniture too! I firmly believe that one should have fun in the garden.

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