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Artichoke plant covered with artichokes

Artichoke plant covered with artichokes

I always have a struggle with “Wordless Wednesday” postings.  I think it is perfect for showing some pictures that really don’t need much explanation.  O.K., so there is my problem; I love chatting about my plants and the pictures I take of them!

Entire Globe Artichoke Plant

Entire Globe Artichoke Plant

Take the above picture, for example.  What a horrible looking creature my globe artichoke plant became!  It is much taller than last year. In fact, it is taller than me.  Well, I do realize that a person who is five feet, three and three quarter inches tall is not a tall person.  But for a plant, that is a different story. The winds really picked up this summer and down came part of the plant.  That oh so beautiful orange rope was dutifully tied by my hubby to keep the plant upright.  He is correct, it is doing the job! (but maybe a less obvious/ugly rope could have been used???)

A bee enjoying the globe artichoke flower

A bee enjoying the globe artichoke flower

Never the less, the plant survived and is thriving with loads of blooms on the artichokes.  The artichokes were quite small when it would have been appropriate to harvest them to eat. I decided to use them for flowers instead.  Maybe next year I will venture and actually eat them!

vegetables in a vase...

vegetables in a vase…

A blog I like to read  ( http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/in-a-vase-on-monday-a-summer-breeze/ ) has a Monday post of ‘Flowers in a vase from the garden’.  I don’t think I have enough flowers to do this, but I was thinking maybe my vegetable arrangement would do? :-)

Kitty joining in the photo shoot

Kitty joining in the photo shoot

While I was trying to get a good shot, our kitty decided he wanted to be a part of it.  This happens quite a lot!  He really likes being with me when I’m in the garden, especially if I have my camera.

I think I got it.

I think I got the shot.

Globe Artichokes in bloom

Globe Artichokes in bloom… and my last picture.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!
Dana

 

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