Oooh! I can't wait to see how they look in real life. I just bought some boring, normal seeds today - daisies, broccoli and lettuce. Hoping to get some seeds started next weekend.
Okay, I said I would just read and enjoy, but as blogs go, this one is very free-form, and you brought up one of our favorite garden flowers. Not only do bees love our blooming artichokes, but for a short while they look like Cleopatra from the Addams Family TV series. What's not to love?Artichokes are simply devine! They are delicious & stunningly beautiful.
People say they are hard to grow but with a few tips: sunny location, good seeds & extra water you'll be able to grow them too.
We don't actually eat a lot of our artichokes. I have one globe artichoke and one Italian purple artichoke. They both do very well in our neck of the woods and I leave the artichoke flowers on through the entire winter. In early spring, if the weather gods are kind, the seeds begin to sprout right on the stalk. I take them carefully and transplant them to pots and the next generation of artichokes begins.
Those are so neat looking. Sort of like corpulent baby artichokes. We always have a need for freaky looking flowers for our arrangements come Halloween. I will have to go out in search of the seeds.Btw - if you like growing artichokes you should also grow Cardoons! They are so cool & they are beautiful dried. I save the dried stalks for Halloween.
It's beautiful. Most of the things that come home from our visits to garage sales and flea markets look like things that can be made into Halloween props. But we do have a few pieces of blue glass and other knick-knaks that are in our display cases. The two of us come from a long separate history of collecting things, so whittling down what we might collect together is always a challenge.Idk if you like vintage stuff but I found this big bowl at a flea market for $1 & had to have it.
I still enjoy reading far more than posting, but if I see something of interest that I think I can contribute to, I will certainly do that. I love dropping by here. Between plants and mausoleums, you have so many of our favorites covered.Thanks for visiting down here. I'll probably be posting more often because the kids are now out of school for a month due to the virus. This little blog is keeping my mind off of the situation so please feel free to post
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What are you planning to grow?
I'm planting lots of flowers, pumpkins, squash, carrots, radishes, potatoes, cucumbers and green beans. Oh and I have two blueberry bushes that are producing well so I might add to that. I haven't decided if I want to do strawberries again. The deer really like to eat them so I haven't been able to cultivate a nice berry patch in the 3 years we've lived here. I always grow them in pots that I put up high and cover with netting!
What are you growing this year?