Jerusalem Artichokes

Even though I do not know where we will be next year I transplanted four Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Sunchokes from Aunt Donna’s garden.  They are delicious and easy to grow.  They are easy to transplant and are perennial.  Perennials are the back bone of a garden.  Even if annuals get wiped out during storm or rabbit frenzy, perennials weather through then come back and feed the family. These beautiful plants are members of the sunflower family (my favorite).  Their stories date back beyond the civil war.  They look like sunflowers but when you dig up their roots in the … Continue reading Jerusalem Artichokes

How to Transplant in July (plants and oneself)

Can you transplant trees and plants in July?  With the right conditions, yes.  This summer is unusually autumn-like again!  Rain, cool mornings, it is an odd summer…again…or maybe it’s the new norm.  Anyhoo, since we aren’t in our usual hundred degree weather pattern, then transplants will generally take.  I moved the trees we planted a few months ago to my friend’s house.  Their roots were still shallow and I was easily able to dig around the base and lift the trees up.  I did the same with five rose bushes I had planted.  Today I will bring over all the … Continue reading How to Transplant in July (plants and oneself)