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The July Garden

Categories: The Garden 2016.

July is here and the pace of living and blogging has slowed right down.   The weather is gorgeous for sitting in the garden to watch, read, knit, crochet, craft and photograph. In fact some days it has been so humid, even the shade feels hot.  Thursday was one of those days when the humidex was close to 40 Celsius so even sitting in the shade is hot. So I took the opportunity to spend some time putting together five things from the garden this month to share with Five on Friday. The first to share is the gorgeous yucca.  The
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What’s in the Garden? – K

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

What’s in the Garden? – K March 11, 2016 We are March-ing right along into the month with items in the garden that start with K.  Friday’s Hunt is the letter k, a favourite and a flower this week. The kitchen garden is a big part of my garden.  I grow tomatoes, potatoes, beans, peas and lots more.  My husband made me three plant tables a few years ago and most of the veggies grow in large containers.  These are right by the deck and it is easy to pop out of the kitchen and pick some fresh food for meals.
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J is for Jerusalem Artichoke

Categories: Vegetables.

J is for Jerusalem Artichoke. Don’t let the name fool you, the Jerusalem Artichoke has nothing to do with artichokes or Jerusalem. It is in the sunflower family and is also called sunroot, sunchoke, or earth apple.  It is a perennial plant that can grow up to 3 meters tall.   This perennial plant with edible roots grows in two spots in the garden … at the back of the fence garden and on the hill garden. Once I realized how tall, and invasive these plants could be I moved them to another couple of spots where there was more space.
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