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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WordlessWednesday - Artichokes Too Pretty to Eat!





 
 
 
 

25 comments:

  1. Just look and admire but don't eat :)

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    1. Although I do love to eat them as well.

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  2. Wonderful! The second photo surprised me, as I'm accustomed to seeing the first and third. Thanks for including this one! (Where are the bees?)

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    1. Good question about the bees. They must have been on a break or something as these are usually covered with them. I have two neighbors who keep bees so they're plentiful in my garden, thank goodness!

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  3. They are such a pretty flower!

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  4. I wondered the same thing as Alan, how did you manage a photo with no bees?

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    1. The bees have been preoccupied with all of the clover blooming in my lawn.

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  5. I've tried — and failed — numerous times to grow cardoon. I've seen a few that are magnificent specimens around town: great hight, leaf color and shape: made me drool but I have no luck with them. Any tips?

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    1. Sun and manure. Mine got shoved in as an afterthought in a bed with bad soil. I threw some steer manure on top and they took off.

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    2. There is plenty of steer manure used in the raspberry patch. I'll give it a try.
      By-the-way, I collected and save the Orange Alstromeria seeds.

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    3. Bless your heart for remembering!

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  6. Eat one, leave one - that's my motto!

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    1. You're wise. I usually forget to pick them in time. Fortunately, we have some great farmers' markets.

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  7. My cardoon is blooming, but when I photograph it, the electric purple color comes out pink, your camera did a great job on the color!

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    1. I've been very pleased with my camera, bought second hand online.

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  8. Dear Mr. TOG ... this is indeed too beautiful to eat .. it always amazes me when I see a veggie show off to the extreme as this one does ... I would say it isn't all about the flowers but for this one ? YES it is !! LOL
    Joy : )

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    1. We'll eat the ones we buy and enjoy the flowers of the ones in the garden.

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  9. The cardoons are almost too tall to see the flowers. Fortunately, ours is outside a second story window. Now I'm thinking artichokes...several, so we can eat a few, leave a few to blossom. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

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    1. I grew cardoons and thought the same thing so changed to artichokes because they have lower and bigger blooms. Although that cardoon was sure pretty!

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  10. These are so pretty! I'd have to be a die hard artichoke lover to ever cut them.

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    1. We need acres of garden space so that we can grow enough for both flowers and eating!

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  11. Yeah, It's true! That artichoke it too pretty to eat =)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.