Join me for my alphabetical garden tour with things starting with J.
Juncos, one of my favourite little birds, are mainly winter visitors but they do arrive in the late Fall and stay until about mid spring.
Juncos enjoy all the feeders and will also feed in groups on the ground.
There aren’t that many plants in the garden starting with J but one of them is Jerusalem artichokes.
This is a perennial edible plant that gets extremely tall. It can also be an invasive plant as if you leave just the smallest bit of root in the ground it will grow. It is the root that is edible and it is dug after the first frost. I dig some but do leave some in the ground to grow again another year. For such a tall plant it has tiny flowers in the sunflower family.
A native plant is Jack in the Pulpit for the shady front garden. It grew well for the first year but it did not grow back the following season.
The garden deserves some jewelry and I make lots of dangly and sparkly things to hang on the branches and structures in the garden.
Make some garden jewelry:
The beans grew really well and some of them looked just like the letter J … perfect to share this week.
My personal alphabet for J is – joyful, jolly, jaunty
My series on Alphabetical gardening