June 20, 2016

What is the photo I posted last week? Answer below!

Last week I posted this photo, and asked people to guess what it was.

What is it?

I had some good guesses, but none correct.

And the answer is ...

The photo is a blooming artichoke in my back yard gardens.

A blooming artichoke from my backyard gardens.

I planted some new artichoke plants this spring, and am letting them bloom rather than harvesting the 'chokes to eat.  Oh, my .... the artichoke blooms are simply beautiful, the fragrance divine.  A wonderful pollinator for bees and butterflies.

Try them in your garden; you'll love them!

Happy Gardening!

Mary Rae Fouts


  1. I didn't know you could grow artichokes like that for flowers.

  2. How long did the bloom last?

    1. It lasted a long time, several weeks. The blooming flower and stalk just started to dry up (die off) a couple days ago.


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