Alphabetical Gardening – J

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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.

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junco at the coconut feeder

 Juncos enjoy all the feeders and will also feed in groups on the ground.

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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.

Jerusalem artichoke

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.

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jack in the pulpit

The garden deserves some jewelry and I make lots of dangly and sparkly things to hang on the branches and structures in the garden.

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garden jewelry

Make some garden jewelry:

The beans grew really well and some of them looked just like the letter J … perfect to share this week.

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My personal alphabet for J is – joyful, jolly, jaunty

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5 Responses

  1. Myrtle

    Very nice again Linda, enjoyed your “J” choices. The Jerusalem Artichokes plant. I have seen it before but remember you say the root is eatable. How do you cook this!?

  2. Su-sieee! Mac

    Jack in the Pulpit grow wild around our house. I haven’t decided yet whether to contain them to an area or wipe them out altogether. So far they’re my friend. I see your garden jewelry and I think there went another week I didn’t make anything, although I did paint an old portable BBQ grill that will be a planter. Just don’t know what to grow in it.

  3. ABC Wednesday

    What a gorgeous little bird, can’t remember ever having seeing one… I had to look it up how it is called in my own language, did not ever hear that name before
    Gardens bring you, no matter what season, don’t they..

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

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