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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I'm joining Nature Notes and Our World Tuesday . Got our first winter snow yesterday night (December 28). But, it was not even an inch thick; just a mild dusting. But, still snow is/was here. This is our deck this morning


Harvested some Jerusalem Artichoke from the garden. There are still many, many more left in the garden. This is a fabulous native plant. The flowers look like sunflowers, and when it blooms the whole plant gets covered with such sunflower-like flowers. Bees and butterflies love those flowers, and the plants with such yellow flowers is a scene to behold. Each and every person walking down our street or our neighbors stop, admire and compliment for creating such a beautiful scene. But once the flowers/plant dies, you can harvest all these tuberous roots from underneath to eat raw or cooked. The tubers are full of inulin, one of the most beneficial substance one can take to improve blood sugar, bowel movement, constipation, blood pressure and high cholesterol. The only drawback with this native plant is that it is quite invasive; a tiniest amount of root left in the ground will produce lots and lots of such tuberous root and each tuber will give rise to a beautiful plant and more tubers.


Went to the beach with my babies, and here are some random shots. It was a very cloudy and warm (temperature about 65 F) day.








A sad-looking rose, rose-hips, asparagus-berries and calendula from our garden this week. I'm surprised at those calendula plants. It's supposedly a warm-climate plant but going strong even when temperature dropping to twenty-seven or thirty degree Fahrenheit!!

18 comments:

  1. How do you prepare the Jerusalem artichokes? I've never tried them.

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  2. Beautiful photos, and the dogs are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing. Thanks, as well, for your kind comment on my blog today and I would like to wish you all the best for 2016! :)

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  3. The first snow is always special! Do you know you can make jam (jelly) from rosehips! - just a hint of tartness in it. That was quite a compliment you gave me on my post - you may call them whatver you want:):) Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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  4. I envy the dogs at the beach... We too got a bit of snow... I didn't know anything about that plant... Thank,you for the information.... Happy New Year.. Michelle

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  5. KL, I know well this plant, we call it topinambour and it's very invasive, you're right. Jerusalem Artichoke grows in my neighbors' garden as well but I have no it in mine. I should have!
    Happy New Year, I wish you and your family good health and success!
    My English-language blog is here: http://northern-garden.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a great variety of photos. I do miss seeing snow (but it doesn't last long!) The beach shots are really pretty. Your calendulas are pretty hardy.

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  7. Hello, wonderful series of photos. I like the beach and your cute doggies. The Artichoke is new to me, sounds like a great native plant. Enjoy your day! I wish you all the best in 2016, a very happy, healthy New Year!

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  8. you have a great eye for details :)

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Happy New Year! Your dogs look like they're having fun. Your Jerusalem artichoke may be a thug, but it provides beauty as well as lots of food for you and the pollinators. Maybe it's pros outweigh its cons. :o)

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  10. Love your 'beach babies'!! How darling. Y'know, nearly 7 decades old, and I've never tried artichokes. The photo looks a bit like ginger root.

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. May 2016 be prosperous and the good dreams; a reality.

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  11. A lovely series of nature shots K L. Thank you for visiting me when I was on vacation. I am home now and slowly trying to catch up. Happy New Year!

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  12. Happy New Year! Amazing how pretty the rose hips looked ... Very Christmasy! The dogs look so happy and who wouldn't be out on that beach!

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  13. I'm a bit late in getting here KL so a belated Happy New Year to you and yours. All the best for 2016.
    Your wee doggies look really happy to be out there on that wet sand. Dogs love it don't they? I hope your weather hasn't been too cruel so far this year. We are having relentless rain here in Scotland. I'd hate to be a tourist here right now.

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  14. Hi KL, I am not familiar with Jerusalem Artichokes, but it sounds like a very beautiful plant and the health benefits of eating its roots are just amazing. I have to look it up as soon as I have finished writing this comment!
    So nice to see your fur babies! They are so adorable!
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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  16. KL.... It is my hope to share information about animals so that people may start to think about them as I have learned..... I don't eat poultry, meat or fish... But it was a process for me learning about them... Michelle

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