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September 04, 2012


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Janet, The Queen of Seaford

I have only eaten artichoke hearts (marinated) and haven't tried steaming them on my own. Love the bloom, what a stunner. Your bee is rolling in the pollen. :-)

Curbstone Valley Farm

Artichokes make lovely photographic subjects. We planted artichokes on the farm for the first time this year. I picked a few chokes that were a little far gone, and set them aside, and even cut they proceeded to flower! They really were gorgeous, until the goats nibbled them ;)


So amazing - I had no idea they bloomed. You have to remind me of this next year so I can give it a try. Your gardens continue to amaze me!


Ooh, what fun! I've admired artichokes in bloom on many garden blogs, guess I have to grow them myself. I didn't know we could grow them in our colder zones! Where did you get them? I keep my black and blue salvia in a pot, and simply bring it into the basement. It usually dies back, but always returns.


Love the color of those artichoke flowers! Unfortunately they tend to melt down here but they sound wonderful.


Ah, gorgeous! I shivered watching the transformation. I might have to plant them--never thought of them as ornamentals before.


I just stumbled upon your blog while googling around for my amaryllis obsession. I just wanted to say that your photos are absolutely a wonder to behold! I will have to spend alot of time admiring all the photos, who knew artichokes were such an incredible shade of blue? Wow!McClure and Zimmerman are selling sweet nymph amaryllis this year, a beauty that I could only find last year from Royal Colors, that and double dream from there were gorgeous!!


Thank you Val!! Your comment made my day. :-)
So funny about the two Amaryllis you mentioned ~ they are on my list!!! I'm going to follow thru with ordering them now ~ thanks!

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