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!
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???)
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!
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? :-)
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.
Happy Wordless Wednesday!